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Posted: 1/10/2005 2:07:05 PM EDT
Got a Colt SP1 upper coming and was wondering what can be done about the lower. The upper is gray and all lowers I have seen are black. Does someone make a lower gray in the $100 range? Thanks
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 2:29:48 PM EDT
Not that I know of. Why don't you just buy some Norrells MolyResin for $23 and a $20 airbrush kit from WallyWorld, it will certainly be alot easier to find than a grey lower.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 2:30:59 PM EDT
Do it yourself with Norrells, That's what I did and it turned out great.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:18:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 4:19:29 PM EDT by scottryan]
The gray finish on early Colt rifles was a coating called Sandstrom 9. It was applied over the anodized receivers. The Sandstrom 9 is what gives the early Colt rifles their gray color. Today, all receivers are Type III hard anodized black.

Norrell's product is really the only thing that is similiar to Sandstrom 9 that is widely avaliable.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:31:01 AM EDT
http://www.sandstromproducts.com/Tigs/e750.pdf

Follow this link for more info on Sandstrom-9. Good stuff. There's also a water soluble version! Dunno if it's any good, though

Brewer
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 11:28:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 11:29:59 AM EDT by Bumblebee_Bob]

Originally Posted By KJoeZ:
Do it yourself with Norrells, That's what I did and it turned out great.
img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-8/817075/Pictures5049.jpg



Looks awesome KJoeZ!

Also checkout my thread in the "Build It Yourself" Forum. Great discussion on Norrell's and many great pics.

Shoot! I'm in the BIYS forum. Well, my threads down the list just a bit, somewhere.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:05:37 PM EDT
www.essentialarms.com

Essential Arms is back to making lowers, and theirs are in the old original gray color.

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