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Paint dipping body grips #7359519
09/19/21 08:02 PM
09/19/21 08:02 PM
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Northern lower Michigan
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I have been spray painting body grips for years now. I have some new/used and slightly rusted 330's and big RBG's I want to dip in the Rustoleum rusty metal primer. 50% paint 50%. Been thinking about the how. Disposable square foil trays, using a foam brush to cover all areas? $32.00 for a gallon of paint plus Acetone @ $15.00 add $4.00 clean empty gallon paint can for my unused mixed paint. Cost is not a deal breaker, but sure don't want to waste any and cannot do all my body grips in a day. Sound like a plan? How do you do your big body grips? Also after dried well a dip in the High Traffic floor wax ok for water traps? Or paint dip good enough?


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Re: Paint dipping body grips [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7359732
09/19/21 11:13 PM
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I use about 40% paint, 60% acetone. Want it almost watery. Pour into a shallow rubbermaid tote, mix well.
I use wire on the traps to hold while dipping. I dip this way and that until coated. Then hang with the wire. I usually run a long 2"4" between 2 step ladders.
Let dry.


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Re: Paint dipping body grips [Re: alaska viking] #7359780
09/20/21 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by alaska viking
I use about 40% paint, 60% acetone. Want it almost watery. Pour into a shallow rubbermaid tote, mix well.
I use wire on the traps to hold while dipping. I dip this way and that until coated. Then hang with the wire. I usually run a long 2"4" between 2 step ladders.
Let dry.

The tote idea sounds better than foil trays. I was thinking overnight about a trigger wire or safety catch poking a hole in the foil. Does anyone re dip in FMJ or Zeps after paint has dried?


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Re: Paint dipping body grips [Re: alaska viking] #7359841
09/20/21 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by alaska viking
I use about 40% paint, 60% acetone. Want it almost watery. Pour into a shallow rubbermaid tote, mix well.
I use wire on the traps to hold while dipping. I dip this way and that until coated. Then hang with the wire. I usually run a long 2"4" between 2 step ladders.
Let dry.

Do it the same way, then dump the leftover mix back into a paint can for use next time.

Re: Paint dipping body grips [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7359909
09/20/21 10:17 AM
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I used 50% paint/50% acetone, it has held up well. I used a 5 gallon bucket for dipping and storage. I did #155's, Noonan cages, cable, spikes and water traps. I'd recommend a hot, dry day and wear clothes you don't mind staining up.
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Re: Paint dipping body grips [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7371632
10/04/21 11:40 PM
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Been awhile but I think I bought a gallon of cheap Pittsburgh paint from Menards and went 3 parts water and 1 part dark beige paint to match the grasses and stuff I was trapping in. Dipped 160s and 220s.

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