Apr 30, 2007, 10:02 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
What kind of prep do you do for the plastics on the Nerf guns?
Much/any sanding, special primer to get paint to stick to the plastics?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Obi_Don; May 1, 2007 at 7:16 AM.
May 1, 2007, 7:16 AM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
May 6, 2007, 9:37 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
Don, most of those Nerf guns and just about most all other toy guns are either styrene or ABS, they are quite receptive to enamel paint with only a little sanding. Some of those guns also might have oil contamination due to a small amount of lube put on the working parts when they are made...though most toy mfg's aren't that thoughtful it does happen form time to time. Most conscientious painters will wash down the plastic with soap and water or give it a wipe down with denatured alcohol as a last step before painting for this reason.
The kind of plastic that is really picky about paint is PTFE (milk jug type plastic) Usually used in blow molded guns, like the reservoir tanks on super soaker type guns. That kind of plastic needs to be scuffed well with sandpaper and then primed and painted with Krylon fusion paint (or similar).
May 7, 2007, 3:48 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
Totally mindblowing work! I thought the two pistols were kit bashes but their just paint and fill mods! Crimeny! They'd look perfect in Starship Troopers or HALO or something. Dude, you are amazing!
May 8, 2007, 12:10 AM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
Ann's Crafts and Things here is closing out there Krylon Fusion paint and I bought out their entire stock of Flat black at 1.97 a can. It works well on painting vinyl too. So I need to find more stores with it because I have a bunch of projects that I want to do with it including one super soaker mod.
Jun 7, 2007, 7:11 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
So I gotta know, what maker has these two models?
Jul 13, 2007, 3:14 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
I'd like to find some of those near me. I never even found the Nerf gun outside the set. Though I heard they made it available.
Jul 13, 2007, 3:38 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
walmarts got that one shown above in a single and a couple others, the maverick that had a crap load of so naturallu I had to grab one, just need a cool idea of what to make it out of.
Jul 15, 2007, 2:40 AM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
i decided to give this custom painted Nerf thing a try so i got a Longshot and paint her up sorta Morita/Pulse rifle...
so far I have modded it , just paint... and a shtt load of weather... all the "bright" spots are the silver weathering.... i wanted it to look beat up..
Keeping my lousy nickname
Jul 15, 2007, 6:22 AM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
Nail polish remover is often acetone, or ethyl-acetate -- which is chemically very close to acetone.
Combat Gerbil said:
Acetone dissolves most plastics, so be careful! If a plastic can be painted then acetone will also dissolve it to some degree. Acetone is often the solvent used in the primer itself, which could also have helped it bond to the plastic.
I think it would be better to paint over than to remove the primer.
Jul 15, 2007, 7:15 AM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
Jul 15, 2007, 2:42 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
Coz. Where did you buy it in the UK, and for how much? That's be so easy to make it look good. Just a bit of work on the trigger, drill out the "screws" and replace them with nice little brass ones and then hit it with a killer paintjob. Please, pleeez let us know where this beaut came from!
Jul 15, 2007, 3:02 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
I wish I could get that one here in the US. I don't want to have to buy the nerf 3 pack just to get that one gun.
Jul 16, 2007, 7:41 AM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
Yeah, I am interested in that one too. Over here in Malaysia, we have that Maverick knock-off a few months ago. You can view it on my blog but most of the pictures are gone as Blogger only allows you a maximum of four photos per blog. Unfortunately, I can't find the laser version, though. Still, its exactly like the NERF read-deal except for a bit of painting.
Jul 16, 2007, 3:04 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
The things overseas factories get away with!
Jul 16, 2007, 3:59 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
And the really funny thing, this company is probably the same one who makes them for Nerf!
Jul 16, 2007, 3:59 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
Jul 16, 2007, 4:30 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
Man, I gotta expatriate. All the best toys are against the law here.
Jul 16, 2007, 4:45 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
David: Your Longshot looks very nice! It's the best camo job I've yet seen on a LS, and you're also one of the few to bother painting the smaller front gun.
I wish you'd sanded off the warnings and logos before you'd started though. It really does make a tremendous difference.
Jul 17, 2007, 9:21 AM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
Sorry Jay, your point flew in low with the sun at it's back and caught me by surprise.
Aug 18, 2007, 3:31 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
Thought you guys might be interested in seeing how my Nerf Scout turned out (supplied courtesy of Coz).
I drilled/filed out the front vents, did a re-paint including a lot of silver drybrushing which doesn't really show up so well in the shots' I think it gives it a nice Colonial Marine/"Space above and Beyond" look (as Coz pointed out).
On the mod's, it now has a working power indicator which activates when you hold the grip, I replaced the original (rather yucky) laser/red dot with a much more powerful one, added a Tac light and a scratch-built scope. At the same time I also reworked the Nerf part of the scout to to fire "stefans".
I'm very happy with it as I've always really loved the "anime" look of the Scout so it's great to finally have one of my own.
One image is with flash and the other is without so you can see the lights better, LMK what you think guys?
Aug 18, 2007, 3:39 PM - Re: Nerf gun paint job...
Love it, Roughneckone!
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