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Old June 02, 2011, 09:45   #1
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DIY Camo Dip Kit

Anyone have feedback on this camo dipping kit:

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Old June 02, 2011, 13:13   #2
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If you're going to pimp your own company here, Jim, kindly have the honesty to clarify how you're associated with it.

Do it again and I'm going to ask that your account here be revoked.
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Old June 02, 2011, 15:56   #3
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I'll give you an honest review of your product.

My Brother bought one kit last summer for a project of his and then decided to not use the kit. He gave it to me and I used it on an metric FAL butt stock and hand guard set.

I read the instructions and watched the video several times then dipped some small parts to get the feel for it. Later i dipped the stock & HG's per the instructions. Mind you i was sober, contrary to what some think, i don't drink every day and i don't use drugs of any kind.

The product worked and i have to say it looked cool but was a little shiny because of the clear coat. After following the cure time I put the stock & HG's on my Brothers beater FAL and headed out into the woods to test the camo.

The product doesn't hold up to Bug Juice, military grade Deet. Matter of fact it melted from the bug juice i had smeared on my cheek and hands. We live in a town full of prehistoric bogs and swamps so ya have to wear bug juice when you're in the bush.

The product didn't hold up well to gun cleaning solvent and oil which i spilled on it as if you would when cleaning your firearm. It also didn't hold up to well to abuse such as rubbing it up against trees & dragging it on the ground. These are things a hunter, soldier or weekend warrior might do while stalking or crawling through the woods.

So in closing i'd like to say i'm glad my Brother paid $99. + shipping for the kit and not me because i would have been bent.

Negatives.

1.Price.
2.Doesn't hold up to bug juice
3." " " " gun cleaning solvents.
4." " " " regular field abuse.
5. to shiny.
6. Not as easy to use as other finishes.

Positives.

1. The finished product looked cool.

For do it yourselfers i'd recommend alumahyde II or gunkote. They're easier to use and they hold up better to abuse and solvents.
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Old June 02, 2011, 16:11   #4
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My virus software flagged the first link as an attack site.

This whole deal is just wonderful!!!
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Old June 06, 2011, 06:46   #5
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jaclinto you got busted. 25 post and all have to do with the camo stuff, and you thought no one would find out. you must be slow or think we are slow. nice try.. pay Jen as a vendor and you can pimp your paint all day long. ~R
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Old April 23, 2014, 15:01   #6
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Thanks for the post. If any of you have questions about our camo dip kits, please email us at info@camodipkit.com or check out www.camodipkit.com
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Old April 23, 2014, 15:32   #7
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I'll give you an honest review of your product.

My Brother bought one kit last summer for a project of his and then decided to not use the kit. He gave it to me and I used it on an metric FAL butt stock and hand guard set.

I read the instructions and watched the video several times then dipped some small parts to get the feel for it. Later i dipped the stock & HG's per the instructions. Mind you i was sober, contrary to what some think, i don't drink every day and i don't use drugs of any kind.

The product worked and i have to say it looked cool but was a little shiny because of the clear coat. After following the cure time I put the stock & HG's on my Brothers beater FAL and headed out into the woods to test the camo.

The product doesn't hold up to Bug Juice, military grade Deet. Matter of fact it melted from the bug juice i had smeared on my cheek and hands. We live in a town full of prehistoric bogs and swamps so ya have to wear bug juice when you're in the bush.

The product didn't hold up well to gun cleaning solvent and oil which i spilled on it as if you would when cleaning your firearm. It also didn't hold up to well to abuse such as rubbing it up against trees & dragging it on the ground. These are things a hunter, soldier or weekend warrior might do while stalking or crawling through the woods.

So in closing i'd like to say i'm glad my Brother paid $99. + shipping for the kit and not me because i would have been bent.

Negatives.

1.Price.
2.Doesn't hold up to bug juice
3." " " " gun cleaning solvents.
4." " " " regular field abuse.
5. to shiny.
6. Not as easy to use as other finishes.

Positives.

1. The finished product looked cool.

For do it yourselfers i'd recommend alumahyde II or gunkote. They're easier to use and they hold up better to abuse and solvents.

So if you want a camo wall hanger it is great? If you want to use it and clean it may not work so well?
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Old August 12, 2014, 13:46   #8
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The clearcoat that we now offer is quite durable and will hold up to the wear of an everyday carry pistol...
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Old August 13, 2014, 18:49   #9
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The clearcoat that we now offer is quite durable and will hold up to the wear of an everyday carry pistol...
I'm finding that statement a bit hard to swallow...
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Old August 13, 2014, 19:59   #10
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What chemistry do you use, I find it hard to believe, since most clears will not hold up well to wear and tear.

A 2k urethane is not that scratch resistant, Epoxies will not have UV resistance...
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Old August 15, 2014, 01:27   #11
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You could always try to dip it then spray the new-ish cerekote clear coat stuff on.

Who's gonna be the guinea pig?
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Old October 29, 2014, 14:32   #12
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It is a new automotive grade clear that we are using. Have been pleased with the durability so far...
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Old November 20, 2015, 16:40   #13
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it has held up well...
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Old November 22, 2015, 23:37   #14
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Nothing holds up well to use. That's why I love to buy carried guns that haven't been used much. I don't care if it's blue or park or SIG finish, or whatever. If used, it wears. As it should.

What does "hold up" mean? If I use your product for ONE SEASON for my carry gun in matches, are you saying it will show no wear from holstering? I have yet to find any finish that doesn't wear the edges with a year of average sporting use- can't imagine what my guns would look like if I used them daily. Most of them look like hell already.
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Old June 30, 2016, 14:13   #15
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there will always be some wear, but overall out camo dip kits will not loose their finish that easily..
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Old September 13, 2016, 14:01   #16
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we now have a $59 starter kit for those interested in testing it out
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Old February 02, 2017, 15:15   #17
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Anyone have feedback on this camo dipping kit:

www.camodipkit.com
We have added Multicam, ATACS, Realtree, and Mossy Oak to our line of Camo Dipping Kits.
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Old March 24, 2017, 15:45   #18
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any other technical questions we can help with?
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Old April 09, 2017, 22:20   #19
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it's good to read some reviews about this. would check that out
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Old April 10, 2017, 11:13   #20
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With stgfreaks review....Can you respond on the cleaning solvents , or bugjuice eating into the finish?
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Old February 05, 2018, 18:30   #21
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once the clearcoat has been applied and dried, you will not have any issues with solvent or bug juice...
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Do you have one in Rhodesian baby poop?
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