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Posted: 1/22/2021 8:49:30 PM EDT
Anyone else bedsides redcon do a blue lancer? I need one bad and am willing to pay well or trade
Link Posted: 1/22/2021 9:33:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2021 9:35:36 PM EDT by SavageTexan]
I think you can dye the clear ones.

Edit:

I knew I had seen something about it.

Here's someone from reddit talking about it and posting pics of their mags.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ar15/comments/8lv8pn/dyed_my_own_lancer_mags/
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 3:14:24 AM EDT
I had 2 of the original blue Lancer a few years ago. A member here traded me a stripped Aero upper/lower Freedom set set for the 2.
I believe I came out pretty good on the deal.

Would like to get a few more blue ones though.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 4:24:27 PM EDT
If anyone has a spare blue lancer used or new, I got some trades and cash..
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 1:13:42 PM EDT
One of our members (can't see who now in the new sanitized version of the Archives) started a good thread about dying clear Lancers (which are readily available). It's not hard to do - that's how Redcon is making theirs. I'd recommend trying it out yourself:

Turns out you can dye clear lancers (updated: orange and green yellow)

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Originally Posted By 50cal:
I had 2 of the original blue Lancer a few years ago. A member here traded me a stripped Aero upper/lower Freedom set set for the 2.
I believe I came out pretty good on the deal.

Would like to get a few more blue ones though.
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Note that (for anyone who doesn't know) the original factory colored Lancers were a lighter robin's egg blue:

Lancer L5 AWM Colored Magazines | NRA 17

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Link Posted: 1/25/2021 8:08:40 AM EDT
Thanks. Guess I’ll have to try using dye
Link Posted: 2/1/2021 9:31:51 PM EDT
First two attempts on the left. Far right is the third attempt.

Link Posted: 2/1/2021 11:38:10 PM EDT
Looks really good, nice work!
Link Posted: 2/7/2021 12:58:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gaigeboyd:
First two attempts on the left. Far right is the third attempt.

https://i.ibb.co/7vmw42m/2-DC8-FD67-B56-B-4-E00-B38-A-6-F59-E704-A22-B.jpg
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3rd one looks great! I wish Lancer made them in that color.

What was your recipe?
Link Posted: 2/7/2021 9:43:55 PM EDT
Rit dye more is the key

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Link Posted: 2/8/2021 6:30:28 PM EDT
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Wow those look amazing but as a Tar Heel graduate I cannot deal with Duke blue.  I wonder how much you'd have to dilute the blue DyeMore to get Carolina Blue - the one on the right is the new "official" tone; personally I prefer the vintage one on the left, but either one would do.

Link Posted: 2/9/2021 10:10:41 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By cheld:
Wow those look amazing but as a Tar Heel graduate I cannot deal with Duke blue.  I wonder how much you'd have to dilute the blue DyeMore to get Carolina Blue - the one on the right is the new "official" tone; personally I prefer the vintage one on the left, but either one would do.

https://miro.medium.com/max/2768/1*kMFhDVzw4L3bJNz2JGrHbg.png
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Hmm... this Blue Devil alum is thinking that I need to order some clear Lancers and blue Rit dye now. That blue really is beautiful. I was tempted to select the option to "Block Images" in a your post just to get rid of those color samples. Come to think of it, that Robin's Egg Blue mag I posted above is a pretty hideous color, especially the floor plate...
Link Posted: 2/13/2021 12:51:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2021 1:10:53 AM EDT by 3ACR_Scout]
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Originally Posted By gaigeboyd:
First two attempts on the left. Far right is the third attempt.

https://i.ibb.co/7vmw42m/2-DC8-FD67-B56-B-4-E00-B38-A-6-F59-E704-A22-B.jpg
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I tried my first one today, and it came out like the middle one in your photo after a total of 45 min at ~200 F. I definitely didn’t use enough dye, so I tried tripling the amount (from 1 to 3 TBSP in about a quart of water) about 30 min into it, but it didn’t help much. I’ll try again tomorrow with a stronger solution from the start.
Link Posted: 2/27/2021 1:56:37 AM EDT
Are the robins egg blue lancers worth a premium now? i have 10 of them still in wrap
Link Posted: 3/10/2021 8:06:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2021 8:07:24 AM EDT by tooly]
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Originally Posted By Green_Label:
Are the robins egg blue lancers worth a premium now? i have 10 of them still in wrap
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Sell me one...ill give ya 20 bucks.
Or if ya have a glock 21 I have mags.
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