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I would like to paint a plastic stock set OD green. Can anyone here recommend a good satin or flat paint for this. Need a specific brand name and where to buy it.
Was thinking about Krylon but don't know if it comes in flat or satin in OD green. I have an airbrush and compressor so non-spray paint is OK.
 

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Use Fusion made by Krylon. It is specifically made for painting plastics.

It is available in "hunter green" which is very close to OD
 

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I second the vote for Krylon Fusion. I've only used black, and it comes out shiny, but it does give a nice, tough finish.

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I thought Fusion has a plastic primer as one of the product line. Well, it was a primer right next to the Fusion paints on the shelf. It may have just been standard primer though.

Rustoleum does have a plastic primer.

If you used this as a base coat, you could follow it up with any satin or flat top coat.
 

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7.62 X 39:

Just got back from Wally World and "Hunter Green" Krylon Fusion doesn't even remotely resemble OD green. Found some Rustoleum paint that is perfect though.
 

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The fusion comes out very "thin" and dries VERY quickly, I've used this product quite a bit to paint CD drives to match cases. The finish is very durable and it is very easy to apply. The thing I have found is that because it dries SO quickly, that I do a quick once over then return again and again every 10 mins or so until I'm satisfied. This light coat approach prevents runs in this fairly thin product.
 

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Believe it or not I once used GunKote on a set of plastic pistol grips. I bead blasted the grips then air brushed the paint on. Yes I even heated the grips to about 100 dregees before painting then baked it at 250 - 300 degrees for one hour. The grips didn't melt and the finish looked very good.

The only thing is I don't know what kind of plastic it was. I guess before I would do it again, I would shave a small piece from an area that doesn't show and the heat it up to 250-300 degrees in the oven to see if it melted.

What can I say, it worked for me, once.
 

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I found Rustoleum "Moss Green" Satin just about perfect for my purpose. Using Rustoleum Plastic Primer as base coat.
 
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