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Posted: 3/20/2006 6:22:30 PM EDT
I'm in the process of building my new rifle and ive already gotten a rra complete lower and i have found a couple good deals on either stag or lmt uppers, but i'm worried that the finishes wont match closely. For some reason i feel my rifle should have some sort of continuity... if you know what i mean.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:29:53 PM EDT
Somtimes uppers and lowers purchased from the same company at the same time won't match.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:33:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FlyingFive0:
Somtimes uppers and lowers purchased from the same company at the same time won't match.



+1
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:37:07 PM EDT
I've been mixing makes for years. I can certainly understand your concern for looks but I've never put looks over functionality.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:43:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 6:46:53 PM EDT by FlyingFive0]
Just order the upper and lower at the same time and hope for the best. Most of the time they should match or be close enough that you wouldn't notice it with some CLP on it. You can always get them coated with Norrells Moly Resin or Dura Coat to make it perfect.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:18:32 PM EDT
When purchasing the upper and lower, make sure that you either buy the upper and lower from the same Mfg. or make sure the forgings are as close to the same as possible; like FlyingFiveOh said, you can use Norrells Moly Resin or Dura Coat to match them together.

Personally, i have a RRA upper on a lower that i bought from a private seller. Both match perfectly in color and the castings are excellent on both; if I'd wanted, I could've just had the receiver halves coated withDura Coat, but I wasn't concerned about the receiver's being out of match colorwise.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:43:11 PM EDT
I just wipe them down with CLP. That really seems to take care of the color mismatch!
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 8:17:35 PM EDT
The kit that Lauer sells of Dura Coat cost 49.99 with the air brush and everything you need encluding stripper and reducer. You can chose the color. Not that hard to use once you get used to the adjustments on the air brush.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:38:01 AM EDT
Don't even worry about it... it's a tool...not a fashion item..
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:55:13 AM EDT
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