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 Norrell's Moly Resin - Flat Dark Earth?
DrMark  [Team Member]
2/1/2007 11:29:31 AM
I'm interested in trying some refinishing in Flat Dark Earth (FDE).

I've been told that cured Norrell's Moly Resin is harder than cured DuraCoat, and easier to apply, so I'm leaning toward the Norrell's Moly Resin.

Norrell's has something called "TAN Flat (Tan is new U.S. Military mid-east desert tan 30118 color fed standard 595B)." Is this FDE?

If not, I guess DuraCoat comes in FDE, although their variety of offerings is confusing.


Insight? Advice?

Thanks...
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bjwar10  [Member]
2/1/2007 12:41:48 PM

Originally Posted By DrMark:
I'm interested in trying some refinishing in Flat Dark Earth (FDE).

I've been told that cured Norrell's Moly Resin is harder than cured DuraCoat, and easier to apply, so I'm leaning toward the Norrell's Moly Resin.

Norrell's has something called "TAN Flat (Tan is new U.S. Military mid-east desert tan 30118 color fed standard 595B)." Is this FDE?

If not, I guess DuraCoat comes in FDE, although their variety of offerings is confusing.


Insight? Advice?

Thanks...


Norrell's tan is what you are looking for although IMHO it is a little lighter than what I picture as FDE...and yes, Norrell's is very easy to work with.

Norrell's flat tan...prior to camo.





After some additional krylon...


KnobCreek  [Team Member]
2/1/2007 12:48:01 PM

Originally Posted By bjwar10:

Originally Posted By DrMark:
I'm interested in trying some refinishing in Flat Dark Earth (FDE).

I've been told that cured Norrell's Moly Resin is harder than cured DuraCoat, and easier to apply, so I'm leaning toward the Norrell's Moly Resin.

Norrell's has something called "TAN Flat (Tan is new U.S. Military mid-east desert tan 30118 color fed standard 595B)." Is this FDE?

If not, I guess DuraCoat comes in FDE, although their variety of offerings is confusing.


Insight? Advice?

Thanks...


Norrell's tan is what you are looking for although IMHO it is a little lighter than what I picture as FDE...and yes, Norrell's is very easy to work with.

Norrell's flat tan...prior to camo.
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After some additional krylon...
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I refinished an AR in Norells Flat Tan. I like the color. However, it is more of a true lighter tan color (less brownish than some of the "tans"). I would not equate it's color to Flat Dark Earth...definitely lighter.
DrMark  [Team Member]
2/1/2007 2:35:29 PM

Originally Posted By KnobCreek:
I refinished an AR in Norells Flat Tan. I like the color. However, it is more of a true lighter tan color (less brownish than some of the "tans"). I would not equate it's color to Flat Dark Earth...definitely lighter.


That may drive me to DuraCoat.

Anyone have experience evaluating the hardness/durability of cured DuraCoat vs cured Moly Resin?

45FMJoe  [Team Member]
2/1/2007 5:03:19 PM
Moly Resin will be much more durable than DuraCoat as it is a thermal cured application.
bjwar10  [Member]
2/1/2007 5:11:21 PM

My Norrell's has held up very good for over 8 months now. I can't imagine that Duracoat is as tough or tougher than Norrell's but I will say that ease of use should give NOrrell's the nod...unless you don't have access to an oven. JMHO
DrMark  [Team Member]
2/1/2007 6:05:39 PM

Originally Posted By bjwar10:
My Norrell's has held up very good for over 8 months now. I can't imagine that Duracoat is as tough or tougher than Norrell's but I will say that ease of use should give NOrrell's the nod...unless you don't have access to an oven. JMHO


I have access to an oven, and I like the prospect of the Norrell's ease of use and durability. It's only the lack of proper colors (FDE) that is driving me to DuraCoat.

bjwar10  [Member]
2/1/2007 9:03:26 PM

Originally Posted By DrMark:

Originally Posted By bjwar10:
My Norrell's has held up very good for over 8 months now. I can't imagine that Duracoat is as tough or tougher than Norrell's but I will say that ease of use should give NOrrell's the nod...unless you don't have access to an oven. JMHO


I have access to an oven, and I like the prospect of the Norrell's ease of use and durability. It's only the lack of proper colors (FDE) that is driving me to DuraCoat.



If the product wasn't so expensive I'd say to get some tan and brown and try mixing to get the desired color but that may be more trouble than it's worth.


Stickman, you ever mixed Norrell's?
Stickman  [Industry Partner]
2/3/2007 12:34:41 AM

Originally Posted By DrMark:

I have access to an oven, and I like the prospect of the Norrell's ease of use and durability. It's only the lack of proper colors (FDE) that is driving me to DuraCoat.



Norrells Tan is pretty much a dead match for the Magpul FDE color. Here is a picture to show them...

DrMark  [Team Member]
2/3/2007 12:01:27 PM

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Norrells Tan is pretty much a dead match for the Magpul FDE color. Here is a picture to show them...


Excellent.

Thanks very much!

Shotgun12  [Member]
2/11/2007 8:04:11 PM

Originally Posted By DrMark:

Originally Posted By KnobCreek:
I refinished an AR in Norells Flat Tan. I like the color. However, it is more of a true lighter tan color (less brownish than some of the "tans"). I would not equate it's color to Flat Dark Earth...definitely lighter.


That may drive me to DuraCoat.


No need to drive.

I was wanting to come up with a different shade of a color, so I asked John Norrell about it.
He told me you can mix Moly-Resin of any color or sheen, with any other color or sheen.

Stick .... did you bake those 'plastic' pieces, or is that 'air-cure' ?
If they were baked, what temp did you use, and what type of prep is required?


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