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Posted: 10/8/2004 3:37:14 PM EST
Didn't want to hijack a thread for this. I am assured that its not purple, but still....
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:44:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 3:47:15 PM EST by Not_A_Llama]
It's because they *are* purple. Human eyes aren't very precise, and we have lots of adaptive wetware processing the information. Very bright daylight spectrum lights can often help you see the tint better.

Also, a camera is much more of an analytical tool, and not subject to the same light temperature compensation. Possibly some cameras have more extended spectral sensitivity which might get pigeonholed into restricted spectra.

Anyhow, the purple is an issue in the anodization process; there's no such thing as "black" dye. Most machining operations contract out the anodizing, and have little control over the coloring.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:57:50 PM EST
It's not just the photo's. It's grown on me now but I wish it was a little "blacker"

Link Posted: 10/8/2004 6:55:40 PM EST
Mine is definitely purple.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 7:44:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 7:59:33 PM EST by HKocher]
Does it matter? It shouldn't.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 7:58:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 8:10:15 PM EST
same reason why KAC RAS and some Bushy receivers are purple. The "black dye" used for anodizing is actually a very dark purple, it's not too noticeable to the naked eye for the most part, but when under extreme lighting (i.e.sunlight or flash from camera), the purple tint will become very apparant.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 8:12:00 PM EST
Are you getting LaRue and his partern Bobby Washington mixed up?

Link Posted: 10/8/2004 8:58:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Darkest2000:
same reason why KAC RAS and some Bushy receivers are purple. The "black dye" used for anodizing is actually a very dark purple, it's not too noticeable to the naked eye for the most part, but when under extreme lighting (i.e.sunlight or flash from camera), the purple tint will become very apparant.

Isn't noticable to the naked eye in most cases, but the Larue parts are noticably purple to the naked eye in almost any lighting. It has no impact on the function of the parts, but they -are- purple.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 9:13:49 PM EST
Purple is better than Pink. But I think Pink is alot cuter than the Artist Formerly Known As...

sorry for the hijack.....

02Overlander, who makes that anti-walk strap set up on the trigger pins? I have been looking for a set forever. Nice toy by the way. Is it me or is it purple?
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 10:20:00 PM EST
I just got my LaRue 12.0 forend in the mail today and it is blacker than Bill Duke. Damn fine annodization job if you ask me.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 10:50:55 PM EST
If it bothers you, get a can of Krylon or (my preference) Aluma-Hyde II.

-z
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 10:53:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:00:47 PM EST
Ah, a little purple never hurt nobody.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:26:50 PM EST
My BUIS isn't purple.

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 1:11:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kisara:
Ah, a little purple never hurt nobody.
www.boomspeed.com/kisara/PimpMyRide.jpg



exactly....
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:03:46 AM EST
I just had my rifle refinished including the RAS. I stupidly had the smith tape off the RAS markings. Now I have a black ras with little purple squares all over it.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:16:28 PM EST
My 12.o is purple like a baboon ass.

But it's the only purple baboon ass with "LIVE FREE OR DIE" tattoed across it.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:35:36 PM EST
My KAC RAS and Larue CCO mount are purple as is the brightness knob on my Aimpoint.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:30:49 AM EST
Black here.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:40:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 10:41:35 AM EST by Ghost-Shooter]




What every metrosexual needs to complete his collection
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:04:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By gregw45:
Black here.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v151/gregw45/lrue.jpg



In natural light mine looks black as well, get it under a flash or artificial light though and it's Barney time.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:21:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:27:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By Hoplophile:
Mine is definitely purple.




Send it back to LT for a black one. They have ONE batch come out of the anodizer that was purple. Simply call them up and the problem will be fixed....



C4

I had one that was purple, and had no LaRue markings on it, Grant told me to call LaRue, I did, spoke with Mark, and in 3 days had a package in the mail with a black mount with markings!
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:28:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:29:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:32:41 PM EST
tough to do with a 7.0 mounted on a 14.5 with perm phantom
Larue shipped it directly to me, surprised they didn't catch it on an out Q.C.
My BUIS also shipped directly from them, same order as 7.0. all are the same shade. My EOTech mount came from you, same shade of barney. No complaints here, I'm very happy with it and have grown accustomed to the look. If it was just a matter of sending in parts for swap I would but the 7.0 is already mounted.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:43:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:46:41 PM EST
could I just send them the upper and have them re-anodize the 7.0 while it's mounted.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:49:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By 02Overlander:
could I just send them the upper and have them re-anodize the 7.0 while it's mounted.



Lol, that would be funny.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:52:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By cduarte:

Originally Posted By Kisara:
Ah, a little purple never hurt nobody.
www.boomspeed.com/kisara/PimpMyRide.jpg



exactly.... home.comcast.net/~c.duarte/barbi15a.jpg



lol, wtf?
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 6:11:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 6:19:17 AM EST by JLM]

Simply call them up and the problem will be fixed....


I'll second what Grant said. I have absolutely NO doubt that if you are not happy with
what you got Mark LaRue WILL take care of you. None. Zero. Nada. Everyone makes
mistakes from time to time. Even Rolex for instance. Their customer service is great,
and Mark is just plain stand up dude.

And look at the bright side: at least its not ARMS gray

Sorry, just had to throw that in. I have a bad cold, and I'm feeling punchy
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 6:26:01 AM EST
Here's a picture of my 12.0. In all light, even bright sun light, this thing looks black but the second a flash hits it, it appears to have a purple tint. No worries.


Link Posted: 10/15/2004 6:52:08 AM EST
I'll say it again: that thing rocks man.

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:13:05 PM EST
Hmmm.. I like purple...



keep in mind the t-shirt is black....

-sc
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:16:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:54:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By cduarte:

Originally Posted By Kisara:
Ah, a little purple never hurt nobody.
www.boomspeed.com/kisara/PimpMyRide.jpg



exactly.... home.comcast.net/~c.duarte/barbi15a.jpg



This is a sacrilege to Eugene Stoner's wonderful design.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:03:12 AM EST
Does anybody really care what there LaRue products look like in pictures?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:34:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:
Does anybody really care what there LaRue products look like in pictures?


Obviously yes.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:59:05 AM EST
FWIW, my LaRue ECOS-C mount is black, not purple. In fact, it could be "none more black."
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 6:19:18 AM EST
I don't know how mine looks in photo's. Under house lights it does look purple.

Does it matter to me all that much? No, not really. And, more importantly, should
I decide to, I am SURE Mark LaRue would swap me out, NO questions asked.

From what Grant has said, there was one batch of ano that didn't turn out.

So, if its an issue for you, then call them, and I'm absolutely positive you'll get taken
care of, as their customer service is quite simply outstanding, and Mark is a cool guy.


Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:34:31 AM EST
Grant,

The t-shirt is black, I'm showing what the flash does to black things...

-sc
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:54:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 8:05:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Hey, guess what? Sometimes anodizing comes out purple.



As someone who buys anodizing services on a regular basis, including a couple of production lines, this is more properly stated as "Sometimes anodizing comes out purple, and it's because the plater f*cked up."

This is why I make my machine shops contractually responsible for plating. That way if it comes out bad I get all new parts. I just had some black parts come out "blue". Guess what, they are now scrap and the machine shop is building and plating more. Not a cheap mistake for the machine shop or the plater.

The usual reason for this issue is improper cleaning of the plating tank prior to the next batch. The best way to prevent it is to do on-site QA at the plater when the first small test batch comes out on each production run.

OTOH, I don't really care if my weapons look perfectly black or not. In fact it might make sense for some of these guys (BM, LRM, etc.) to have a distinctive off-black color in order to reinforce brand identity.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 8:50:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 8:53:38 AM EST by Beetle]

Originally Posted By cduarte:

Originally Posted By Kisara:
Ah, a little purple never hurt nobody.
www.boomspeed.com/kisara/PimpMyRide.jpg



exactly.... home.comcast.net/~c.duarte/barbi15a.jpg


OMG, that is an awesome finishing job! Lemme guess, ...your daughters highpower rifle?
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