Take that paint off and try dura-coat. It's very thin and my buddies have painted their bolts with no ill effects (it may wear over time but it's pretty darn tough). You'll need an air brush to apply it.
i would suggest that next time instead of taping off use vasoline. on mine the only tape i used was to cover my scope lens and zoom #'s. just coat anything you dont want painted wih a good coat then wipe off when your done painting. you may run in to the occasional spot that is hard to get clean but a finger nail or plastic dentist tools will scrape it right off.bloodwulf said:I finally got around to painting my rifle this weekend. I went with a basic Krylon Camo flat black all over. I had a few rust spots on the barrel and just wanted to freshen up the whole rifle. I ran into a bit of a problem tho. I taped off the bolt lugs but painted the rest of the bolt. Obviously I used too much paint because now the bolt sticks when sliding either way. If I dont want a shiney bolt on a black rifle, whats the best way to do that without the sticking? I just want a nice even flat finish all over.
That looks great. Did you use something as a stencil to blend the colors like that?fortyhourdays said:Well, you all inspired me to finally paint mine. I just did the metal and left the stock, scope, and bipod all black. I used Krylon Camo paint.