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Posted: 3/18/2006 12:37:02 PM EDT
Thinking of going OD green on the can as well, but not sure. Did some Photoshop to see how it would look. Opinions?

Before:


After:
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 12:38:58 PM EDT
OD
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 12:53:30 PM EDT
+1 for OD
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 12:57:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:07:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 1:10:38 PM EDT by dirtybomb]
OK, that's 3 for 3 for the OD. Anybody else?

p.s. In case you can't tell from the pic, the can covers the barrel, goes all the way to the receiver.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:09:48 PM EDT
+1 for OD. Why does the can look so big? It looks like fills up the entire rail.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:14:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By James_Brown:
+1 for OD. Why does the can look so big? It looks like fills up the entire rail.



It does. The M169 is an integrally suppressed 9mm upper. The barrel is ported to slightly bleed off velocity, and the suppressor extends back over the ports. It's from Lee Minor at LRM:
link to LRM here
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:21:27 PM EDT
I guess I'm the odd man out ...... I like BLACK. It's going to look nice either way.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:42:21 PM EDT
Actually, I like both of them alot. Would probably just it black though.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:54:14 PM EDT
OMG..........................keep it OD, if you dont I will find you and hit on the head with a tack hammer.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:58:47 PM EDT
Thanks Rogue, But it's not OD yet.....that's just what it WOULD look like. My wife agrees with you and also threatens the use of the tack hammer.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:59:21 PM EDT
Two questions:

What would you coat it with?

Is that a YHM handguard?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:59:47 PM EDT
OD.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:03:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MlTCHELL:
Two questions:

What would you coat it with?

Is that a YHM handguard?



-DuraCoat.
-yes, YHM handguard.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 5:27:13 PM EDT
I feel old school about it....plastic can be any color metal shoud be black IMHO
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 5:50:31 PM EDT
OD
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:17:55 PM EDT
OD.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:30:37 PM EDT
OD green the bitch!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:34:23 PM EDT
+1 for OD, it evens out the coloring nicely and makes for a more 'balanced' look.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:49:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FlyingFive0:
OD green the bitch!!!!!



big +1 on that one
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:55:35 PM EDT
Just thinking about it...I would have said no. But it looks great in the OD from your pics. I vote OD.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:28:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DM1975:
OD

+1
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:03:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wes15a2:

Originally Posted By FlyingFive0:
OD green the bitch!!!!!



big +1 on that one



+2
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:17:38 PM EDT
I am going to use Colt Grey from now on. I prefer it to back. I would leave your can black.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 5:19:44 AM EDT
The OD looks cool, but cans get very hot. How does the Dura Coat hold up to the heat.

If the Dura-Coat will hold up to the heat and won't change colors, another thing you may want to consider is will the Dura-Coat be a mess when the can is hot. Suppressors can take a long time to cool down, coating it could potentially make it a real pain in the @ss.


Just some food for thought



Link Posted: 3/19/2006 5:36:50 AM EDT
IMO, Go green. and Dura-coat offers a high-temp paint as well, if there is concern about baking it off.

No Expert
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 5:44:16 AM EDT
DuraCoat website says it can withstand temperatures as high has 500-600 degrees F. I'm not running F/A, but still not sure if the can gets that hot with lot's o semi shooting?

Hey Lee, You mention you did some in OD before? What do you use? Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 6:19:24 AM EDT
rsilver probably knows more about this than me and maybe he can chime in. Gem-Tech states that for each round you fire it raises the temp of the suppressor 7.5 degrees.

You live in Flordia, so it's warm most of the year. If the ambient temp outside is 90 degrees, you fire 30 rounds (each round raising the temp of the suppressor 7.5 degrees......30 rounds x 7.5 degrees = 225 degrees + ambient temp of 90 degrees = 315 degrees after just 30 rounds). Easy to see that just a few mags through the suppressor can get it extreemly hot in a short period of time.

Just some food for thought

Link Posted: 3/19/2006 6:24:26 AM EDT
OD
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:54:58 PM EDT
Luke, let the force be with you. Flat Black.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 9:39:18 AM EDT
OK, Went with the OD Green. Here she is:

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 9:49:50 AM EDT
Good looking gun.

My 5.56mm can gets wicked hot. I'm not sure I would want to pain it or can?

I would think the 9mm wouldn't heat up nearly as fast as the 5.56mm but I could be wrong? Seems to me like my 9mm AR takes forever to get hot and cools relatively quick.

You need to test it now and give us some results!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:17:35 AM EDT
Thanks JMHorse. If I was running F/A I would be more concerned, but I think I'll be ok with semi. Only one way to find out! I'll update after some testing.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 11:03:17 AM EDT
i like od on a gun as well but i think i would leave the can black. to contrast the color.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 11:12:42 AM EDT
All the furniture on my 9mm is green too. If i had a can, I'd go green.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 11:14:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 11:16:09 AM EDT by Soviet]
+1 for OD Too late

Hotness!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 11:53:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SLAPhAPPY1:
OD




+1
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 12:30:12 PM EDT
Shoulda gone FOLIAGE GREEN!!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 12:43:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 12:44:40 PM EDT by schornstinefager]
i dura koted my gem tec outbackII and have not had a problem as of yet

looks great
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 12:46:51 PM EDT
stick with black
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 9:10:42 PM EDT
Now that is a sexy subgun. I like it.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 4:26:18 AM EDT
Now that looks damn sexy.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:14:27 PM EDT
Very nice!!!
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:16:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dirtybomb:
OK, Went with the OD Green. Here she is:

www.homesofsouthflorida.com/gunpics/greengun1.jpg



very nice
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:33:34 PM EDT
the OD looks good...definately gives a good contrast with the black.
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