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Posted: 9/22/2004 8:07:31 PM EST
I got some used 30 RD Orlites and they have alot of scratches (surface) on the mag bodies. Is there a way to clean them up? Can I just steel wool them a bit and paint them with a tough coat type paint or a plastic paint? Any thoughts?
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:46:48 PM EST
they're orlites...not to be a dick but...who cares? they are cheap and farely cheesy anyways...typically rebuilding is left to USGI mags
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:47:44 PM EST
I wouldnt even mess with them myself.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:50:33 PM EST
just spray paint them
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:51:42 PM EST
Nice to keep my stuff looking good.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:41:46 PM EST
don't waste the paint

if they work, cool

if not, just go w/ USGI
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:30:54 AM EST
In the mag FAQ they list Orlites in the second Best catigory......
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:47:17 AM EST
Unless you have a large number of them (over 20 or something) I can't see a reason to mess with refinishing them. There are now so many good mags available NIW for 12 dollars or less. The Mag FAQ lists Orlites at the bottom of the acceptable mag rankings. Someone was selling them on the EE for 5 bucks a pop last week.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:04:47 AM EST
ya I think for COMMON mags...it'd go
USGI
Brit/singapore Steel
Thermold
Orlite
the rest arnt even worth mentioning
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:05:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:57:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By Troy:
Refinishing Orlites is like having a $99 paint job put on a rusty Ford Pinto. Why bother?

-Troy

So it will match the Cav lower .
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:19:12 AM EST
HEY! I have a bunch of Orlites, they work fine and always have. Of all the ones I have bought only 1 has ever failed and it just needed a spring.

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