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.
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.
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.
Austin, if the paint was properly finished, the vinyl will come off clean and not affect the surface. Without a prior primer or clear coat sealant finish on the paint, there is a chance the adhesive will take the paint off, like hair on a band-aid. It all depends on the condition of the paint prior to install, no different than any other surface.
will this vinyl damage the paint on my gun if I decide to remove it?
Unfortunately Sean, it’s cost prohibited to print custom designs for single orders. We require a minimum of 100 units plus a one time design fee for custom skins.
When it comes to a clear coat finish on top of the GunSkins, we’ve seen people use the clear Cerakote to make the vinyl a more permanent finish.
Hello, I think I have inquired before but I am looking to see if I could have my own custom designs printed on your skins for application on my paintball guns? Also I am curious if you ever have anyone wanting to seal or clear coat the material after its applied and what you would recommend as a tough clear coat to protect the gun if so?
That’s awesome, Doug! We’d love to see a photo of the EDC. Hit us up on social!
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