painting the tops of extended choke tubes

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  1. eagle rider

    eagle rider Refuge Member

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    I want to darken some extended tube tops. I was thinking I can mask all but the top surface to be painted. Then use some flat Krylon dark brown or black. Let it set up and hit it with matte clear coat. Do you think this will hold up?
     
  2. Drakehammer

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    It will work temporarily but won’t hold up for the long haul. I have colored mine with a black sharpie before...its less messy and easy to redo when needed. Granted, i think your paint/clearcoat idea may last a bit longer.
     
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    Like all projects involving painting, it depends on the preparation put in before the paint is applied.

    I cut strips of Camo-Clad vinyl and wrap them around the properly-prepared tube on the tubes that need it. Lasts for years before having to re-apply.
     
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    What kind of adhesive do you use?
     
  5. Tuleman

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    The Camo-Clad has adhesive on the backside.
     
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    Ok. Awesome. Thats even better. I’ve never tried it but sounds like a good option.

    Any problem with corrosion under the tape?
     
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    I have just sprayed Patternmasters with camo paint.
     
  8. Tuleman

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    None. if the C-C is applied properly and not allowed to fold, bubble, or lift (which would allow water to get under it), there will be no corrosion under it.
    Keep in mind that all choke tubes are made of either stainless steel (usually), titanium, or aluminum. They also invariably receive a corrosion treatment before they leave the factory that made them. Corrosion of choke tubes themselves has never been an issue.
     
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  9. eagle rider

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    in my case its a Fabarms XLR5 Waterfowler. Their chokes are made from the same steel that they mill the barrels from.
     
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    I'd be more worried about the snap rings breaking on that gun than the color of the choke tubes.
     

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