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Posted: 2/22/2016 11:52:14 AM EDT
I don't mind spending the money on quality gear, but really don't care for white-ish logos all over my black rifles. I end up blackening them up with a marker/ matte paint pen so that the laser engravings look more like a roll mark, than a billboard.

The ones that are rattle canned really don't matter.

Does anyone else darken the logos on their gear to make them more inconspicuous?
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 11:56:45 AM EDT
[#1]
Yup, I hate color-fill logos. Got rid of my Spikes lower because I couldn't stand the red/white safety coloring.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:00:09 PM EDT
[#2]
What you talkin bout?



Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:03:00 PM EDT
[#3]
Yeah like BCM?

They put their bright white logo on every possible part they can.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:03:16 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:10:37 PM EDT
[#5]
Yup, there's lots of things I won't buy because I have no interest in being a walking billboard for companies that aren't paying me to advertise for them.  Of course, it means I have to dress mostly in burlap bags and cardboard, but at least I have my principles.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:15:39 PM EDT
[#6]
Small logo... I am fine with that.

Large obnoxious... Spikes spider on receiver NO SO MUCH!
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:19:25 PM EDT
[#7]
If I'm going to spend all that money on tier 1 kit, I want people to know it dammit!
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:26:27 PM EDT
[#8]
SLR Rifleworks = Good

Laser Engraved AND/OR Color Filled = Bad
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:28:42 PM EDT
[#9]
So you're not a fan??

Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:29:43 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:30:04 PM EDT
[#11]
The Ruger 10/22 Takedown case looks a lot like a soft trumpet case.  Sewing a music patch over the Ruger logo made it almost indistinguishable (apart from the MOLLE).
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:30:24 PM EDT
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Milwaukee INKZALL construction marker judiciously applied would fix that right up!
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:31:58 PM EDT
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My 4" BFL on my trucks back glass is white
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:33:20 PM EDT
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If I am paying for a piece of clothing, I am NOT paying to be a walking billboard for the company
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:33:21 PM EDT
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What's amusing is that I'd rather people didn't know.  
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:35:45 PM EDT
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What's amusing is that I'd rather people didn't know.  
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If I'm going to spend all that money on tier 1 kit, I want people to know it dammit!


What's amusing is that I'd rather people didn't know.  


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Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:35:46 PM EDT
[#17]
Birchwood Casey's Aluminum Black is your friend. Fixed that awful white billboard lettering on my M&P 22 Compact.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:39:59 PM EDT
[#18]
Hellloooooooo Rainier Arms. We is addressing yooouuuu.

Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:40:34 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:42:20 PM EDT
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I didn't buy a BCM because of it, and I hate my surefire X400 because of it so I'm going to paint it.

Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:42:54 PM EDT
[#21]
It's worse when it's some marketing speak;





Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:46:48 PM EDT
[#22]
I don't want my guns to look like race cars.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:51:01 PM EDT
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But if your Bolt Carrier doesn't have a large laser marked logo on it showing through the ejection port how will people know whether you're Tier 1?
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:55:06 PM EDT
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Yep, they put the big white outlined mountain on everything.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 3:06:05 PM EDT
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Yep, they put the big white outlined mountain on everything.
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Yep, they put the big white outlined mountain on everything.


Won't buy one of thier lowers because of this.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 3:10:20 PM EDT
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I put the included BCM sticker on my stock.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 3:14:16 PM EDT
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This is exactly how 80% of GD thinks!



 
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 3:42:32 PM EDT
[#28]
My somewhat custom-tailored Kevlar riding gear I asked to leave logo patches off (Motoport.) It is plain as can be. Had assholes point and laugh at intersections though for wearing hi-vis jacket.

Started de-badging my vehicles until discovered the holes left to deal with.

Back to guns, my first PSA upper was a premium and don't have anything but some geometry shapes. Next couple had gaudy white paint logo. Not that they shoot bad, but wouldn't mind parting with them.


Link Posted: 2/22/2016 3:46:24 PM EDT
[#29]
Ever visit a ghetto?  Those folks sport more logos than a stock car.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 3:54:05 PM EDT
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Arcteryx logo on the jacket, duh
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 4:03:53 PM EDT
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Got rid of??? Pfft! Cant reach the level of band saw hate.


Link Posted: 2/22/2016 4:08:35 PM EDT
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My least favorite has to be the Stag Arms sticker on their shitty knock-off buttstocks;
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 4:11:20 PM EDT
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I don't like doing free advertising for manufacturers, so I remove all logos that are possible.

Exceptions would be sponsors (of course), or companies that have done me a really good turn...I could put in a couple of shameless plugs for them, but I think doing so would detract from my posting.  There are only two gun companies, and one knife company I like enough to regularly make kind comments about...
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 4:18:12 PM EDT
[#34]
No logos for me either.  I like nice rollmarks.  No color.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 4:30:33 PM EDT
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Hate logo's.  Already paid for the product so why pay for the logo.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 5:30:17 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/22/2016 5:32:29 PM EDT
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but how will people know how much i spent on my stuff without the logo?
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 6:01:51 PM EDT
[#38]
I agree with this.  Some are worse than others though, for sure.  The "BCM" logo is one of my least favorites.  I like their gear, but do not like their logo.  It has definitely stopped me from buying their stuff in the past.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 6:04:26 PM EDT
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yeah, having logos on everything is getting really fuckin old.



costing me a lot in cerakote
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 6:07:39 PM EDT
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he touched on it in the OP....

easy fix...

Link Posted: 2/22/2016 6:08:21 PM EDT
[#41]
But the logos let everyone else know you like quality gear!
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 6:10:08 PM EDT
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Small logo... I am fine with that.

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FIFY  
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 6:11:46 PM EDT
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They wouldn't do that if people wouldn't mask it off when they painted their rifles.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 6:13:35 PM EDT
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My least favorite has to be the Stag Arms sticker on their shitty knock-off buttstocks;

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Like the people who put the huge BCMGUNFIGHTER stickers on their stocks. Looks retarded.

 



I always thought the darked, thin, subdued LMT logo on their uppers looked cool.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 6:22:06 PM EDT
[#45]
I detest logos

They should pay me not to take them off.


But some logos the sheep love.
I call it excellent marketing.

Link Posted: 2/22/2016 6:26:21 PM EDT
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I don't mind small logos.  

But having a giant logo....  Or, having an "obvious" logo....  Those things are irritating as all get out.

As for stickers and logos?  They all go on my reloading work bench.  I and my family are the only ones to see them.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 6:26:26 PM EDT
[#47]
Companies do it to avoid warranty issues with lesser parts.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 6:29:38 PM EDT
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I agree. I recently spent 100 bucks on a high-end brand of work shirts. I removed all of the sewn on pocket labels. I have the car dealership remove all of their gaudy ads from the vehicle before I take delivery.
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