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Posted: 2/13/2013 4:22:07 PM EDT
I am looking into building a completely flat dark earth AR-15..I.E. upper/lower receiver and accessories. Are the upper and lower parts bought that way or are they painted afterward. If they they are bought that color does anyone know where to get them. And If they are painted after market does anyone know where I could send them to and have it done. I am in Cincinnati, OH if anyone knows anybody local I would appreciate the info. Thanks
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 4:27:44 PM EDT
I painted my own with Duracoat. It's pretty easy to do yourself.
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 4:48:57 PM EDT
I am currently caught up in the buying frenzy and need a few parts to complete this one, but it will eventually be all FDE. This is a Quentin-Laser 80% lower finished with Norrels Moly Resin. It has an Ace stock and Magpul grip. This material is really easy to apply & bake. It is also really resistant to all chemicals.

Link Posted: 2/13/2013 4:57:19 PM EDT
go cerakote or go home
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 4:58:15 PM EDT
I'm having a lower, upper and buffer tube cerakoted FDE. I'll be doing a Noveske NSR in FDE too once I get one in the right length.

I'll post pictures then.
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 5:22:23 PM EDT
There's always option Krylon.
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 7:44:07 PM EDT
Duracoat is easy to use with their spray kits and works fine. That is the only way to match colors on components from different manufacturers. My newest AR build will get a two tone FDE Duracoat scheme later this spring.
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 8:46:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
I am currently caught up in the buying frenzy and need a few parts to complete this one, but it will eventually be all FDE. This is a Quentin-Laser 80% lower finished with Norrels Moly Resin. It has an Ace stock and Magpul grip. This material is really easy to apply & bake. It is also really resistant to all chemicals.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/IMG_64351.JPG



That ace stock looks good that color!! Nice job
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 10:43:09 PM EDT
Mine is off at the coater. I'll post pics once everything is back and assembled.
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 5:42:36 AM EDT
I'll post pics tonight, bump
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 5:56:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dpixel8:
go cerakote or go home


This. Duracoat is paint. Fuck that shit.
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 5:58:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 7:16:53 AM EDT
I did mine with Rustoleum, probably going to strip it. Not sure.

Link Posted: 2/14/2013 7:24:51 AM EDT
It'll strip itself, no worries.
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 7:31:05 AM EDT
I'm sure, stuff comes off with a bit of CLP
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 12:14:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2013 12:15:00 PM EDT by calcagno45]
Throwing it out there, anyone uses powdercoating? I have access to it on the cheap and was considering the lower and handguard.
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 1:40:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By calcagno45:
Throwing it out there, anyone uses powdercoating? I have access to it on the cheap and was considering the lower and handguard.


I wouldn't do it on anything where tolerances matter. Cerakote is very thin and can cause issues.
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 5:24:12 PM EDT

Link Posted: 2/14/2013 8:36:52 PM EDT
There is a simialr thread in the AR15 discussion forum with pictures.
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