Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: PAINTING a Rifle SCOPE.......WHAT do I need to Know, or NOT do.....???

  1. #1

    Default PAINTING a Rifle SCOPE.......WHAT do I need to Know, or NOT do.....???

    I have been painting some flashlights and a few AR-15's. Most have turned out surprisingly good, but then I have VERY low standards for the quality of my paint jobs.

    Anything special I need to know before painting my first Leupold.....??? I am thinking warm soap & water for cleaning. Open to all advise.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    4,034

    Default

    Matte or glossy? I would think a glossy finish would need to be scuffed?

    Interested to hear the responses, I've been thinking about painting an AR.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  3. #3

    Default

    This will be a flat off white or eggshell white base, with a small amount of thin light tan/brown grass.
    https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...+firearms+camo (Just keep scrolling down)


    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    Matte or glossy? I would think a glossy finish would need to be scuffed?

    Interested to hear the responses, I've been thinking about painting an AR.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    4,034

    Default

    I meant the original leupold finish?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  5. #5

    Default

    Sorry........it is matte.

    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    I meant the original leupold finish?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  6. #6
    Member Anythingalaska's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Sitka, Ak
    Posts
    659

    Default

    The paint job with benefit by being abraded; no matter the original finish. I can understand how hard it would be to take a piece of sandpaper to a nice Leupold scope! Hell if you could protect it well enough, a light sandblasting would be best; however it seems risky.

  7. #7
    Member fshgde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    alaska
    Posts
    260

    Default

    I would tape off lenses and any moving part areas scuff with scotch brite pad clean with clean with alcohol then paint.

  8. #8
    Member akgun&ammo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North Pole
    Posts
    980

    Default

    If you apply a good layer of awater based lubericant on the lenses...
    you can "wash" the over spray on the lenses off when rest is dry.

    that said, you do know you can get custom colors from Leupold, right?

    Chris

  9. #9
    Member akgun&ammo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North Pole
    Posts
    980

    Default

    putting a rubber o-ring on thethreads before the caps helps there, then just remove o-ring when everything dry

    Chris

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •