What color Gun-Kote?


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Badger Arms
March 26, 2009, 11:56 PM
Here are my requirements. I have a rifle, shotgun, AK Pistol Build, and a CZ-82 pistol that need to be recoated. I would like some advice on how much Gun Kote I'll need and what color to use. Here's some of my current thought process:

All the furniture will be black. I've got it, I'm not repainting it, that's the way it is. I don't want gloss or satin, I'd like flat. I'm also leaning towards a lighter color as it does not heat up in the sun as much when carried. I am interested in "Gunmetal Blue?" maybe if it's not all black. This, of course, would be darker. Problem is, I don't think I've seen enough firearms finished alongside what color they are to tell the difference?

Also, where does everybody buy this stuff at? How long does it take to get there? I plan on using "K-Phos" on the AK and CZ but the other guns just need a thorough degreasing. They are already parkerized.

So, I'd love pictures. I'll add a poll of the possibilities (what Midway has). Please be gentle. All colors in the Poll are flat.

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Badger Arms
March 27, 2009, 04:36 PM
Wow, no replies. Thought somebody would have said something.

CapnMac
March 27, 2009, 04:46 PM
Poll may speak more than specific posts might.
Flat Dark Earth and OD seem to be leading the list.
Perhaps if you added a "before" shot of the arms under quesiont, it might help.

CoRoMo
March 27, 2009, 05:51 PM
Your eleventh choice is a little too tempting and might sway the results.

I'd either choose ODG or DE, but for fun, you might guess which option I chose.:p

EdD270
March 27, 2009, 07:51 PM
Since you live in NC, I'd go with flat dark earth. That will blend with deciduous forest/brush in winter or summer. If you go to other states it will also blend better than other colors in a variety of terrain.
Just my thoughts.

Badger Arms
March 27, 2009, 07:59 PM
Camoflage is an interesting thought. I don't necessarilly want it to blend in with anything, but it wouldn't hurt. I do prefer a manly color, though. Only one of these weapons is intended as a field gun... the Savage Model 10 in .358 Winchester (custom). I'll look at posting pictures of the guns as they are now as another poster had suggested.

Deer Hunter
March 27, 2009, 08:01 PM
Make it green!

I love green rifles!

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