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BlackbuttaflyX
08-21-2009, 05:07 PM
I was thinking about getting the Beretta 92F (blue gun) online somewhere but that all depends on if i can paint it with chrome silver paint or not. I want to make Death the Kid's (soul eater) guns and the Beretta 92F is the exact match. I just need to add and color the gun and it would be good. So my question.....Does anyone know or tried painting a blue gun before? and does it work with black and chrome silver paint???

This is what the blue gun is and the site...... (http://www.blueguns.com/products4.php?select3=92F&select1=Handguns&select2=BERETTA)

Meitachi
08-22-2009, 02:34 AM
I don't know if it's made of anything particularly special. But, if it's just a regular plastic gun, it should paint over just fine if you use a base coat of some sort (like a gesso or Mod Podge) to add 'teeth' or adhesion for the paint to grab onto, if that makes sense. I wouldn't try painting it directly if it's metal or plastic because the paint will run and no one likes a streaky gun. Anyways, after the base caot (I'd recommend 2 coats at least), paint it with your preferred color. For a smooth look, I'd stick to spray paint because it doesn't have visible brush strokes but that's up to you. After you're happy with the color, make sure to seal the weapon with some sort of varnish (glossy or luster; totally up to you) so the color will stay and the paint won't chip. Hopefully that helps!

Bwentali
08-22-2009, 03:14 AM
Blueguns are basically airsoft molds filled with pure pvc, basically demo guns. A good plastic primer (like krylon's plasic primer) will allow you to paint whatever paint you would like.

I guess I should note by painting it you pretty much negate the fakeness of the gun, so it will probably be judged as an airsoft gun or a model gun...Orange Tip!

As meitachi said, you will need to protect the paint as well to prevent chipping. one step at a time, plastic primer first.

Matsuo
08-22-2009, 08:35 AM
They are made of urethane resin which is by all means paintable, you just have to prep and prime them if you want the paint to stick. By prepping you need to wash them well with strong detergent. There are usually oils on the surface left over from the molding process which paint will not stick to.

Any particular reason you want a blue gun and not some other kind of toy or airsoft..they are kind of spensive.... just curious.

M

BlackbuttaflyX
08-23-2009, 09:38 AM
They are made of urethane resin which is by all means paintable, you just have to prep and prime them if you want the paint to stick. By prepping you need to wash them well with strong detergent. There are usually oils on the surface left over from the molding process which paint will not stick to.

Any particular reason you want a blue gun and not some other kind of toy or airsoft..they are kind of spensive.... just curious.

M

i would get an airsoft or someother type of toy gun but i'm too young to get hold of the model i want and some of them (airsoft, crossman ect..) are banned at some cons. So might as well get one that is con friendly

darkjawas
08-23-2009, 05:07 PM
also use sandpaper 220 fine to take off a layer makes the primer stick better
try to match primer color close to the color want the finsh coat to be

HatredLolita
08-23-2009, 06:22 PM
I think you can paint whatever you need with spray paint :), no brushes and lasts a lot! Give it one good hand *wait for 15 minutes or more if possible* and then spray it again :3!