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Posted: 11/5/2002 5:00:41 PM EST
Does anyone have a camo finish o their AR? Did you do it yourself or send it to someone?
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 5:13:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2002 5:21:00 PM EST by Aimless]
Link Posted: 11/6/2002 9:33:23 AM EST
Thanks for the pics and the info. That ar looks COOL. That is exactly the pattern I was looking for. Thanks again.
Link Posted: 11/6/2002 1:37:38 PM EST
Anyone have any other pictures of camo done by someone other than Lauer?
Link Posted: 11/7/2002 11:34:51 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/7/2002 3:42:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/7/2002 5:01:50 PM EST
Thanks for the info guys. Just when I thought I found the pattern I liked, I have more to choose from. Anyone send a gun off to someone besides Lauer? How were the results ?
Link Posted: 11/8/2002 12:03:25 PM EST
FYI, a friend told me about another place that does camo work. www.camotech.com.
Link Posted: 11/8/2002 6:04:19 PM EST

CamoIt over in Lorena, Texas on I-35 between Dallas and Austin does some remarkable camo too. A visit to their website is interesting.
Link Posted: 11/8/2002 10:12:20 PM EST
Done by www.nouglyguns.com
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 2:45:03 PM EST
Nice Rifle. Anyone else with camo pics. I'm trying to decide on a pattern.
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 2:24:58 AM EST
Here are a couple of other places that do camo finishes. They are highly "touted" by the folks who frequent the FN/FAL board.

Link Posted: 11/10/2002 4:06:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/10/2002 4:37:13 AM EST by AK103K]
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 4:56:36 AM EST
Here's my homemade job using Krylon paint on my other Remmy (flash made it look alot lighter than it is). It's held up pretty well:
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 5:56:05 AM EST
Those are awesome pics guys. That is EXCELLENT work. At the risk of sounding stupid, is Bowflage the Name of the Paint? How do you remove it? It looks really cool on the optics. Did Painting the BUIS have any effect on it as far as effecting moving parts? Did you guys use some sort of pattern, or just staring spraying different shapes/patterns. You guys have me leaning towards a do it yourself job. I just have to get up the nerve/confidence.
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 7:03:33 AM EST

I use Testors Military Flats model paint, with 3-4 coats of clear flat lacquer afterwards. It holds up well, and can be completely removed with Hoppes(with a little elbow grease). I would just spray the base color(usually the lightest color) and then use a brush for the rest. You get better definition this way rather than spraying all the colors. They tend to run together without the benefit of breaking the outline as well. Its actually pretty easy to paint your guns, although the first ones always the hardest. You can get cheap stock sets from Northridge for the AR. Makes experimenting fairly pain free, and you dont have to clean up your good set if you screw up. They sell the sets for $20, thats stock, handguards and grip. They are off M16A1's so they have the shorter stock and triangular handguards. I'd just get the cammies you want to copy and use them as the pattern and go from there. I usually do the whole gun, I havent decided what camo I want yet, thats why the metals not done on mine. I'm leaning towards the Flecktarn.
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 7:13:54 AM EST
Awesome pics guys. Thanks again. Where is a good place to get Bowflage paint? Did you get your Testors at a hobby store?
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 7:19:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/10/2002 7:20:48 AM EST by AK103K]
Yup, the hobby shop. Take your cammies with you to help match the colors.
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 8:08:30 AM EST
Who does Armalite's production models? Anybody know?
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 3:20:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 8:04:58 AM EST
M14s with homemade Digital Urban Camo...

Link Posted: 11/12/2002 5:29:22 PM EST
also take a look at the Bear Coat website..they do the Les Baer Rifles and lot of LE stuff..well spoken of during FLETC sniper course and at Gunsite...
www.bearcoat.com Their Desert Warriot is awesome...it disappears in that environment !
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 3:23:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By AK103K:
This is a homemade job, its the German Flectarn pattern.


Awesome!!I've been looking to do another pattern after my 1st in a tiger stripe,I think I found it.
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 4:22:26 PM EST
Yeah, the picture of AK103K's Dissipator really doesn't do it justice.

AK, I took the liberty of grabbing the pic for reference when you had the original and have it hosted (not published) on my site. Let me know if that's a problem.

To get a real idea of how nice a job he did on his German Fleck patterned dissipator, click here.
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 5:33:12 PM EST
Have you done the receiver yet? That is truly excellent work.
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 11:35:10 PM EST
Thanks for the comments. I havent done the reciever yet, still have another set of furniture left and havent decided what I want to do. I have a set done in Brownells Aluma-Hyde II in OD that I like too. I guess I'll just have to get on the ball and get some more rifles :). Just wish they were as cheap as the stock sets. Red-Leg, no problem, I'm honored.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 12:59:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/14/2002 1:02:16 AM EST by 82ndAbn]

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
M14s with homemade Digital Urban Camo...

Nice Rifle!!
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 4:42:42 AM EST
Thank you.
I'm actually considering selling the camo stock....
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 9:29:52 AM EST
Here's a link to a camo job that was sent to me by southfloridaguns. It's pretty cool.

Link Posted: 11/14/2002 9:41:16 AM EST
Thanks Red-leg.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 9:49:52 AM EST
That pattern is different. It looks cool. Sort of like a niht desert/woodland mix.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 11:18:48 AM EST
I was going to say night desert or snake skin. What do you call it SFG?
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 12:06:03 PM EST
Yeah, it kinda reminds me of the desert night uniforms we were issued in the Gulf War.

Then again, it also reminds me of a kinda fiberglass or carbon fiber look.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 12:42:29 PM EST
It's real easy to duplicate. You start by finding some old kitchen cabinet liners. You
first lay down a base coat of exactly 3 pints
"BASS" and let it sit. Once that's soaked in,
you cover up with the liners and apply 2 pints
"Killian's". You remove the liners and you have
a cool pattern. Make sure to have something on hand for cleaning your feet. I had camo toes the next morning!
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 2:04:22 PM EST
cool camo I have to post it.

Link Posted: 11/14/2002 2:44:55 PM EST
Yeah, it's worthy of a true post, but I've grown a bit gun shy since the last time I posted a few pics on this forum. It sucks up quite a bit of bandwidth, and when you're hosting at home...

Thanks for the assist!
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 6:42:52 PM EST
No problem.

Originally Posted By Red-Leg:
Yeah, it's worthy of a true post, but I've grown a bit gun shy since the last time I posted a few pics on this forum. It sucks up quite a bit of bandwidth, and when you're hosting at home...

Thanks for the assist!

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