Camo Job with Duracoat Aerosol
After allowing the base coat to dry sufficiently to be handled—duracoat says one hour should be enough for light handling but recommends a more complete drying, i.e., “overnight”—we proceeded to mask out our camo scheme. We free-styled the masking by laying down blue painter's tape in random angles and lengths all over the handguard and upper receiver.
Second Coat & Mask Again
To get our second color, we simply repeated Steps 4 and 5. This time we sprayed a color called Parkerize and after waiting for it to be dry enough to be handled, we masked the parts again using randomly cut strips of masking tape.
Third Coat & Unmask
For our third coat, we sprayed Matte Black. After it was dry, we carefully stripped all of the masking tape off. As you can see, we ended up with a tri-color paint scheme which looked pretty good, but we weren’t quite done just yet.
Misting & Reassembly
To soften up the harsh edges of the painted shapes, we carefully misted (sprayed at distance) both Matte Black and Olive Green colors onto the handguard and upper receiver. Be very careful not to overdo it! After waiting for it to dry at least overnight, we reassembled the upper receiver. See? No artistic talent required!
Be aware that Duracoat is air-cured and will gain most of its final hardness, elasticity and chemical resistance over a two to three week period and will become even more durable over time.