IF YOU MESS UP, I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY ON THE DAMAGE DONE TO YOUR MARKER
Are you sick and tired of staring at your black tippy 98c? Dont have enough money to get a professional paintjob? Want something with a little more shine? Well then look no further. Ill provide step by step directions on how to "chrome-out" your 98c. This will require several things...
-Paint stripper ("Airplane remover" brand reccomended, or any other type of paint stripper) 3.95$
-Steelwool (Any medium sized kind) 1.00$
-Mothers mag and aluminum polish 4.00$
-Lots and LOTS, of old dirty rags. (Or old T-shirts) ???
-Assorted packs of sandpaper 400-1200 grit 5.00$
-Solvent proof gloves ( MUST HAVE) 3.00$
-Screw driver or kitchen knife 1.00$
And lots of muscle.
1. Ok first off, you need to open up your marker, and remove all the pieces. If you dont know how to do this, simply refer to your manual. Place ALL the pieces in a plastic bag. And then put all the screws into another plasitc bag.
2. Take a rag, and wipe out all of the oil and lubricant in the frame of your gun, maybe run it through some water, make sure its all out, our youll have complications.
3. After your gun is cleaned out, dry it off. Set it on some newspaper, and plop on your Solvent proof gloves. If you want to burn the hell out of your fingers and damage your tissue, dont put on gloves.
4. Make sure the news paper is supported so it wont blow away, set down your dried off cleaned frame, and take out your paint stripper. Make sure you get a good dose of this stuff on, youll start to see some foam. If you only bought one can, its precious, so only spray it on the gun, and not all over the news paper.
5. Be patient, wait 10-15 minutes. You want this stuff to soak in. Put your gloves back on, and remove some steelwool from the package. Start to scrub away. Take off as much of the paint as possible, make sure you arent dragging your frame on the ground as you scrub, this will cause scratches to the bottom of your frames. Also, be aware to switch pieces of steel wool as you go along, using the same piece= mess.
6. Keep spraying on coats... waiting... and scrubbing well, untill almost all the paint is off. In the little nooks and crannies (where your feed neck goes for example) Fold up the steel wool, and just keep going at it)
7. Hmm, so, you might have very small pieces of paint left, around the letters ( if they arent milled off) etc. Ill get to that later, but after youve scrubbed, and I mean SCRUBBED (we cant skimp on that scrubbin' now) Take a hose, and rinse it off. Try not to get splattered by the water coming off, it still contains some solvent, and it will burn.
8. Take a towell, set the two parts of your frame on it. Let it dry in the sun. You should have a stainless steel type looking surface if you did it right.
9. Ok, now for the pesky little paint chips, assuming your gun is fully dried, take it back inside. I reccomend wearing a mask, and goggles for this next steps. Im currently out of school because I breathed in some metal chips @_@
10. Set the 2 frames down on a sturdy table, I prefer placing a towell down too, so it doesnt make a huge mess.
11. Take our your large coarse sand paper. Start to sand away at the paint chips. Circular motions work best, and only use tiny pices of sand paper when doing work with the coarse paper. ( coarse- like 400-600 grit. and try not to OVER sand with the coarse paper, it can be damaging)
12. After your little paint chips are off, your probally saying, what the hell, this guy jipped me, I have a lousy pile of metal now, with scratch marks. Oh well your wrong. Whip our some more of that 1200 grit paper. Your gonna have to work with it, it might even take a hour or two. Keep rubbing the gun with this fine paper, untill it has a very nice shiny looking coat. The scratches should be gone.
NOTICE: TO REMOVE THE SMALL PAINT AROUND THE LETTERS, THE ONLY THING I CAN RECCOMEND IS TO MILL OFF YOUR LETTERS, AND PROCEDE WITH THE FINE SANDING. SORRY. TO LEARN HOW TO MILL OFF YOUR LETTERS, GO TO http://www.model98.net/mod11.html
13. Take out some steelwool, and very lighty run it all around the gun a few times, just to, spruce it up. You want it to look very shiny, and have fine shiny sleek look. The more fine it is on the outside, the better the polish will be. (Make sure you do not press down on the steel wool, it will completely destroy the fine grit sanding you did to it, just lightly brush over it with the steel wool)
14. Shake your gun out, there should be many small pieces of debree and dust, take a old ( but clean ) rag, and just sweep it all off, blow on it a few times, make sure not to inhale. Just make it clean and sleek. You want it just as clean as before you sprayed it with the stripper, even CLEANER.
15. Ok, NOW its time to polish. Yeap, I know, another tedious task, but you want your gun to look ******, take your time. Simply dab your cloth will a very little ammount of Mothers mag and aluminum polish. Rub it in untill your cloth is black, then take another cloth, and rub it till its black, then flip the cloth to a clean side, rub, flip, rub. Repeat till you cant get black anymore on your cloth. Its very important, that you do little portions of the frames at each time. It will be difficult doing the thing at once, and it might even leave residue hard to remove since youde be using a black side for such a long time.
16. Rinse with a damp rag, then dry with a paper towell, watch it shine baby. Repeat any of these steps to get it to your liking. Enjoy and brag.
Ide like to thank eryk for some tips. If you have any questions, or problems, just ask!
NOTICE: If theres a chance your gun might get caught in the rain, it will take rust easily, so i reccomend a metal coat, clear, most of you might have some in your garage. Gives it a smoother feel too. Make sure you place AFTER the polish.
Important; THESE PICTURES ARE NOT OF THE FINISHED PRODCT! I STILL HAVE SANDING TO DO.