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Posted: 8/17/2004 9:44:46 AM EST
I know this will sound strange but I like the color and configuration of the stock sl8. So far, the only thing I don't like about this rifle is that it doesn't cool down very fast and holds the heat on the barrel even after light shooting. I tried drilling some holes in the stock handguard but it doesn't cut it. I took the plunge and bought a g36 handguard. Can I dye it from black to something that might come close to the sl8 color?
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 10:02:29 AM EST
i beleive going darker is the only way to go.

not the other way around.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:34:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
going darker is the only way to go.



Yup, Once you go black you will never go back
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 3:25:02 AM EST
Any other suggestions besides krylon?
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 4:18:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By marauder:
Any other suggestions besides krylon?



well i was gonna say krylon, but you smacked me down first

i thought there was something some of the guys were using to paint plastic, i am sure brasspile could do it for you
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 12:39:24 PM EST
You could try the Krylon paint formulated to work with plastics. It is supposed to hold up good since it bonds with the plastic.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 7:07:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 7:08:51 AM EST by _DR]
don't ruin it with spray paint man!!!!!!!

boiling water and RIT liquid black dye in a big plastic tub for a couple of hours(seal the bore if dying the receiver), that's the way to go. If not dark enough on the first attempt, do it again, it will become blacker than james earl jones and will not scrape off or chip - it penetrates the outer layers of the polymer. permanent though.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:36:55 AM EST
I am trying to make a black g36 forearm match the furniture of a stock sl8. Thanks
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