- Oct 29, 2023
Handle has been trimmed and glued on.
Everything is sanded down with 240 grit then 4 coats of epoxy is applied to everything.
The epoxy application is quite a tricky process and i have still not mastered it and would love any tips people may have.
My process is as follows
1. Sand it all down 240 grit
2. clear it all down with acetone
3. let it dry
4. mix up very small amount of epoxy (for this gun 20grams)
5. let it dry to a tack
6. another coat with even less epoxy repeat 3 times.
I think my coating process is quite good but my prep is not quite up to scratch as i get pinholes in my finish.
i also rigged up the gun to test rear roller height to see if the bands rub, unfortunately they do so i will make some slightly larger rollers for the rear. i have also redesigned the muzzle numerous times to place a bolt anchor for aligning the lines at the right height to stop band and pulleys rubbing on the body.