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 How to make the Grayish Black A2 stocks a darker black ?
Calgunner  [Team Member]
3/7/2010 7:26:27 PM EST
Anyone have ideas on how to make the lighter almost Gray Black A2 stocks a darker black like an A1 stock ???
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fammyman  [Team Member]
3/7/2010 7:40:24 PM EST
dude tagged
LordHumongous  [Member]
3/7/2010 7:41:42 PM EST
Duracoat??
plinkr415  [Team Member]
3/7/2010 8:02:36 PM EST
Apply CLP to the stock each time you clean the rifle. It'll absorb the oil and darken up after a few applications.
Gamma762  [Team Member]
3/7/2010 8:05:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By plinkr415:
Apply CLP to the stock each time you clean the rifle. It'll absorb the oil and darken up after a few applications.

Plastic doesn't "absorb" oil. That people insist on continuing the tradition of wiping their (wood) stocks with oil when they have plastic stocks/furniture is mind boggling. Considering the number of people who have contact dermatitis to CLP I'd suggest looking at other options.

As for the OP, if you want it to look blacker I'd suggest black dye. Maybe black krylon fusion paint.
Calgunner  [Team Member]
3/7/2010 8:07:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By plinkr415:
Apply CLP to the stock each time you clean the rifle. It'll absorb the oil and darken up after a few applications.


Were early A2 stocks the harder texture plastic & Dark black like A1 stocks or have they always been the softer texture plastic that would soak in the CLP ???
plinkr415  [Team Member]
3/7/2010 8:13:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gamma762:
Originally Posted By plinkr415:
Apply CLP to the stock each time you clean the rifle. It'll absorb the oil and darken up after a few applications.

Plastic doesn't "absorb" oil. That people insist on continuing the tradition of wiping their (wood) stocks with oil when they have plastic stocks/furniture is mind boggling. Considering the number of people who have contact dermatitis to CLP I'd suggest looking at other options.

As for the OP, if you want it to look blacker I'd suggest black dye. Maybe black krylon fusion paint.


I'm pretty sure that the grey stock that came on my DPMS lower (the one I've been applying CLP to) isn't plastic. It's made of some fuzzy material, but I'm sure that it's not plastic. My ArmaLite stock on the other hand is.
plinkr415  [Team Member]
3/7/2010 8:13:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Calgunner:
Originally Posted By plinkr415:
Apply CLP to the stock each time you clean the rifle. It'll absorb the oil and darken up after a few applications.


Were early A2 stocks the harder texture plastic & Dark black like A1 stocks or have they always been the softer texture plastic that would soak in the CLP ???


I couldn't tell you. I've only encountered new production A2 stocks.
crackedcornish  [Team Member]
3/8/2010 1:28:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By Calgunner:
Anyone have ideas on how to make the lighter almost Gray Black A2 stocks a darker black like an A1 stock ???


Aluma-Hyde II matte black on an A2 with a black plastic delta cheek piece

Sgt911  [Member]
3/8/2010 2:50:56 AM EST
I bought one of the A2 stock sets from Apex and it is identical in color and material to an A1 stock...well used though.....Also Essential arms A2 stocks are black....both have the same texture as a A1 stock
bigjunk1  [Member]
3/8/2010 3:41:34 AM EST
Armor all
ar154all  [Team Member]
3/8/2010 11:43:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By Calgunner:
Anyone have ideas on how to make the lighter almost Gray Black A2 stocks a darker black like an A1 stock ???


Rem Oil. Apply to cloth, rub in to stock. Repeat every other day until desired color is achieved.





OlSarge2K  [Team Member]
3/8/2010 12:08:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By plinkr415:
Apply CLP to the stock each time you clean the rifle. It'll absorb the oil and darken up after a few applications.


+1. Makes your buttstock dark and minty looking, so the arms room guys will take back your weapon.

FMJ52  [Member]
3/8/2010 12:21:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By Calgunner:
Anyone have ideas on how to make the lighter almost Gray Black A2 stocks a darker black like an A1 stock ???


I have beeen using a product from the local auto parts store made by Wizards called "Black Renew" seems to work well for me.

Jeremy2171  [Member]
3/10/2010 5:29:39 AM EST
There are at least two types of A2 stocks that I've seen...

the "grey" fuzzy ones and what I call the newer one that are smooth black plastic much like the A1 stocks.
Calgunner  [Team Member]
3/10/2010 5:35:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By Jeremy2171:
There are at least two types of A2 stocks that I've seen...

the "grey" fuzzy ones and what I call the newer one that are smooth black plastic much like the A1 stocks.


Hope so , so I can now go on a quest for the Black insted of grayish stock for my A2 build ...
Jeremy2171  [Member]
3/10/2010 5:44:19 AM EST
They exist, I have 1 NIW in my storage locker..
Sgt911  [Member]
3/10/2010 5:46:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Sgt911:
I bought one of the A2 stock sets from Apex and it is identical in color and material to an A1 stock...well used though.....Also Essential arms A2 stocks are black....both have the same texture as a A1 stock


what this guy said..
here is an Apex A2 stock and grip



Essential Arms A2 stock
Dogpilot  [Member]
3/11/2010 5:00:36 PM EST
There is an automotive product, 'Forever Black.' It is a plastic dye. It has a cleaner and the dye in a kit. Works great on your many black plastic parts on a car to make them look black. You may want to give it a shot, but try it on an unseen part first.
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