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Steve,

How the hell do you apply that freaky yellow finish? :wink:

Seriously thou, how do you get a color like that on a gun?
 

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Justin, if you think that's freaky, check this out:



This one we are doing for Barney. :grin:


The finish is Mad Dog's special blend of herbs and spices. Look for it at your local supermarket in the gourmet section. :smile:

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Steve, I hear nothing but good things about your work, but man, I ain't got balls big enough to carry those colors out here in the country :smile:

So, are you serious about the tiger stripe? Like to see it when it is done.
 

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You musta' stepped on some a' those psychodelic cactus out there in the desert!

...sheesh...:wink:
 

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Bruce, thanks for the compliment.

Yes, we are serious about the tiger stripe, even if we are having some fun with it.

Kevin did his own 1911 2 years ago in black and green, then we did our GPS 870 shotgun prototype in a similar scheme.
Check out these photos:





I should have this 1911 finished later in the week. I'll post photos then. Maybe I can get the owner to post the story here. Then again, maybe not. :grin:
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We do it on customer stuff, if it's the right stuff. :grin:

It a very painstaking and laborious process, much more so than normal coating, which is in and of itself painstaking and laborious.

We start by stripping the gun and a multistage prep proccess. Then the base coat is applied and cured. If you get a drip or a run or the coating too thick, then you go back to the beginning and start over.

Once the base color is done, you prep the gun again (!) and coat the stripes. If you get a drip or run on the striping coat, then you have to start over from the beginning. No fun, believe me.

The yellow tiger stripe 1911 is a customer gun, we offer it as an option on the GPS.
 

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Well, I've got to say some people have different tastes than I do. I will be interested to see the completed Tiger Stripe job but that Barney gun is just tooooo much. If you ever had to pull that on anybody in parts of LA, Chicago or New York, you wouldn't have to fire it. Bad guys would be dropping like flies laughing to the point of asphyxiation. :grin:
 

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Well...... The story goes something like this ....

I had the little Colt Series 70 in 38 Super. Marc McCord did a lot of the work on it. But I had seen Kevin's Tiger Stripe .45 and was interested in using that coating on the Colt. Kevin mentioned doing it in a Tiger Stripe. Anyone who knows anything about Kevin knows his humor tends to be ... well... err... a bit different?? :smile:

Steve is doing a more serious Kimber conversion for me as well. And I think you will all be impressed with the work I have commissioned him to do for me on that one. :smile:

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