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Can I Wrap My Paintball Gun with a GunSkins Vinyl Camouflage Wrap?

Can I Wrap My Paintball Gun with a GunSkins Vinyl Camouflage Wrap?

"There a GunSkins for every gun!" We take pride in the fact that our product is so versatile and can be used to wrap a wide variety of gear, tools, and guns, including airsoft and paintball. Not only are our premium vinyl wraps a do-it-yourself application, they are also a do-it-all type of product.

To demonstrate how to install GunSkins on an irregular shaped object, such as this Piranha EXT E-Force paintball gun, we will use our generic kit, the Gear Skin. This single sheet, measuring 8" x 50", contains enough material to wrap any single long gun, several pistols, or quite a few accessories.

This paintball gun has a factory matte red finish, which will make you stand out like a sore thumb in the field. We're going to wrap it in Military OCP, which will solve our concealment issue. The nice thing about GunSkins is the ability to swap out patterns on a dime depending on the season or to match hunting apparel featuring your favorite camo brand.

Paintball Gun Before

The Piranha EXT E-Force before installation.

This paintball gun is comprised of many cylindric shapes. Not unlike a typical Scope Skin installation, we're going to cut strips of vinyl measured just a little oversized for each section. It's better to overestimate and trim off any excess than to come up short. The handle and the barrel would be a good place to start.

For the pistol grip, we're going to use two custom rectangle pieces, one for each side. Similarly to a Pistol Skin installation, we're going to apply heat to conform the material and use the edges to overlap and trim away. We leave the interior of the trigger guard and trigger unwrapped, but there is plenty of material to wrap around the front and the back for a complete look.

The ammunition tube and compressed air tank were definitely a challenge because of their round shapes. Applying vinyl to a flat surface is pretty straight forward, so this is where heat really comes into play. Stretching the vinyl when warm allows it to round corners well. The secret is pulling tight as you go around, smoothing out wrinkles as they form on the surface. Pull away from the tension. After you make it all the way around, trim the overlap.

Paintball Gun After

The Piranha EXT E-Force after installation.

It's important to compartmentalize and tackle a difficult install like this in stages. Identify flat areas and round ones and install separately. Attempting to lay a single sheet of vinyl and hoping it will heat-shrink to a perfect fit will not work. Take your time and install the vinyl in pieces. The camouflage nature of the print will blend in any seams and overlap, especially at a distance.

Gear Skins can be installed on virtually any surface or object. We've seen it all! If your paintball gun is modeled after a more traditional firearm, then you're in luck! Our pre-cut templates for AR-15s, rifles, and pistols will work on any paintball or airsoft replica. Since the surfaces are similar in shape, it makes no difference if lead, plastic, or paint shoots out of the barrel.

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Posted on September 26 2019


  • Doug: September 30, 2019

    I just finished my edc In the fire storm vinyl and it looks gorgeous. Took my time and did it over a couple of days. Easy to do and any mistakes can easily be covered or redone. Vinyl is tough and easy to work with. Next is my AR15 and AR9 pistol. Thanks, Doug

  • GunSkins: October 01, 2019

    That’s awesome, Doug! We’d love to see a photo of the EDC. Hit us up on social!

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