Mismatched anodize question


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CYANIDEGENOCIDE
January 5, 2012, 10:35 PM
Title says it. Free float from Apex Handguards, receivers from Rguns both are supposedly OD green. Apex is grass green Rguns is more muddy looking. Suggestions for getting them both closer or at least less contrasting?

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/6771/greenar2.jpg

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/1504/greenar.jpg

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Tirod
January 5, 2012, 11:05 PM
Dye is used to actually color anodizing. About the only way to get an exact match is have them all done in the same batch.

The arfcom Build It Yourself forum will have names of anodizers who do the work, with prices and lead times.

NOLAEMT
January 5, 2012, 11:35 PM
I think it looks pretty cool as it...


Sorry, I know that's not what you asked, but I like it!

LoonWulf
January 5, 2012, 11:53 PM
Yeah, ive learned from alot of work with paintball markers (all of which are anodized, in some amazing paterns at that) that unless the parts are dipped in the same bath at the same time you often wont get the same results. Buy parts from two different makers, and you for sure wont get the same colors LOL. If you do decide to get it reanodized, you can check with http://www.gruntbullanodizing.com/ i had them do a number of my markers and i can recommend them. If you do have it done i would suggest finding ALL the parts you want done, and having it done as a batch.
That dosent look like type 3 anno, so you shouldnt have any issues with tolerances doing a re-anno

Saakee
January 6, 2012, 12:07 AM
You could use the same colors of paint and some templates to make it camo

HKGuns
January 6, 2012, 12:16 AM
Paint it all Black.

Z-Michigan
January 6, 2012, 12:32 AM
Krylon, engine paint, or (shudder) Duracoat.

Color matching hard anodizing is hard for a single manufacturer to do from batch to batch with just black. Sorry, expecting a non-black color to match from different manufacturers is not a reasonable expectation.

dprice3844444
January 6, 2012, 12:35 AM
well,i have seen some pink stocks that will balance out the green.
hey,it's ready for st patrick's day,all ya need to do is find a leprechaun suit


http://www.robarguns.com/

Tirod
January 6, 2012, 11:04 AM
Black from the same maker doesn't always match. Issue guns refitted in arsenals don't match.

It's entirely up to the OP, but aesthetic considerations going ahead of reliable function means exactly that, it's a work of gun art, no different than a John Wayne carbine special. If a matching finish is needed, then http://www.usanodizing.com/ would be one solution.

If it's a carbine course gun or match, just drag it behind the truck down a dirt road. It's going to look like that anyway, and nobody will think much about it. :)

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