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Old 10-23-2004, 03:42 PM   #1
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Painting Bullet tips

What kind of paint should I use to paint the bullet tips on 62 gr M855/SS109? I have some 500 bullets that are mil pulls with the green warn off.

Does Rust-olum (cant spell) Hunter Green sound OK?
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Old 10-23-2004, 04:24 PM   #2
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If you paint 'em pink no one will want to "borrow" your ammo....
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Old 10-23-2004, 06:27 PM   #3
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I think you should paint them plaid.

As long as it isn't spray on rustoleum, I don't think there will be any problems. Probably better to dip it, as you will be able to control it better. Of course you could just spray it into a jar and then dip. Getting paint on the parts of the bullet that get cut by the rifling might be a bad idea: 1) paint in your barrel , 2) it would change the friction coefficient, most likely raising the pressure. It would probably be best to start up from the bottom again, just in case...

I have yet to hear of someone who was killed by being too careful.
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Old 10-23-2004, 08:10 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jeffw
If you paint 'em pink no one will want to "borrow" your ammo....
I like that idea. It touches my fiminin (2 year degree and still cant spell) side.

I have a small paint can of rustoleum. Dipping sounds like a good idea. Thanks guys!
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Old 10-23-2004, 09:39 PM   #5
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I thin my dipping paint quite a bit. It will dry faster, plus it won't glob (highly technical term) up on the tip. Be sure and degrease/oil the bullets first. I dip them in brake cleaner, let dry, then dip in paint.

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Old 10-23-2004, 09:56 PM   #6
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If you have time to paint them --you have too much free time. Load them and take the time you were going to paint them and go shooting. The target will never know if they had nice paint jobs or not.
Heck I do not have enough time to go shooting as much as I would like and never time to clean all the guns. Let alone time to paint bullets.
BUT I do like the pink idea--Would look good on some of my 50BMG rounds. I better not start that--No time.
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Old 10-24-2004, 07:28 AM   #7
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Dipping in this. Dipping in that.

WTF - is this a fondu party?

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Old 10-24-2004, 08:29 AM   #8
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Lfox wants to know if you'll send her, or could she send you, some bullets to dip in pink? She's quite comfortable in her feminity, thank you.

Moe, what better source of trace minerals for your diet than lead and copper in a nice gun oil fondue could you find?

Oh, and Tfox would "LUV" some poodle-punchers in purple!!
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