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Old 01-03-2020, 12:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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98c gold leaf

So I know this isn't as "custom" as a lot of the other projects in this section as it's mostly cosmetic

As many of you know I was poking around and asking about gold leafing a few tippmanns a while back, well I finally got around to doing it. It takes a lot of effort but the results are pretty legit. Here is a teaser.

I'm putting clear coat on now, I should have them assembled in a few days, don't want to rush the paint


This one is essentially a fade but done with texture instead of a gradient, more gold in the back than the front
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And the moment, all 2 of you have been waiting for. Here is the first one

I'm naming it "golden ticket"

As in, your enemies get a golden ticket to the dead boxIMG_20200104_180336603.jpgIMG_20200104_180322996.jpgIMG_20200104_180309147.jpgIMG_20200104_180254218.jpgIMG_20200104_180244908.jpgIMG_20200104_180229788.jpg
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Hot! How hard was the leaf application?
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Hot! How hard was the leaf application?
It's not too bad, you definitely need to be careful and patient. Took roughly a hour just for the leaf. And it makes a mess as well. My big question is how it will hold up long term. I did do a few coats of clear coat over the top but as far as I can tell, nobody has done gold leaf on a paintball marker so durability is a big unknown
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My big question is how it will hold up long term. I did do a few coats of clear coat over the top but as far as I can tell, nobody has done gold leaf on a paintball marker so durability is a big unknown
As long as the clear coat sets up and cures alright I'd say you're golden
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O God.....

Well I posted it at $120 on my local Craigslist. We will see what happens
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That looks great! Often wondered about experimenting with it, I've only really seen it done on steel before (motorcycles mostly) how did it go with aluminum base?
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