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AR-15 colors

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rem700SD, Dec 18, 2005.

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  1. Rem700SD

    Rem700SD Member

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    My fiance is fashion conscious when it comes to guns! We've made a bet that she'll go shooting with me more if I can convert my AR to pink or (GASP!) burnt orange. I'm a TAMU grad, she's a UT fan. I've found a couple places that do pink furniture, any clues on the burnt orange? I've gotta get this woman to shoot more!!!
    Dan
     
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    Calvary Arms http://www.cavalryarms.com/furniture.html used to have some wilder colored furniture, as in DeWalt Yellow, Barbie Pink, and Dillon Blue. But, it appears as though they have cut things back to tried and true base colors.

    Next best suggestion would be have it painted with the ever present Krylon? Or find a Duracoat Finisher to really do it up right?
     
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    I can see it. I mean, shooting a green gun totally makes my butt look bigger, so I stick with black (very slimming) and stainless (the shiny-ness diverts attetion.) :rolleyes: :)
     
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    Why would you convert your AR to her school colors???:what:

    Only partially kidding.

    Getting a duracoat job done in a custom color will cost hundreds of dollars since you'll have to pay for an entire custom batch of 'coat. While it's a long shot you might check with Duracoat and find if there's a gunsmith in Texas that already has the UT colors. I agree with the idea to get her own less expensive gun.
     
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    Painting firearms is very common in today's gun world. Especially AR15s.
    I have heard of people using Krylon to paint plastic parts: stocks, rail covers and the like, but I don't know about painting the metal parts with Krylon.
    I would stick with a coating that is being sold as a firearms finish. Duracoat is one that might make some of the more exotic colors: http://www.lauerweaponry.com/

    On another note, I highly recommend that you read this link: http://www.john-ross.net/abby.htm this is an article written by John Ross who is a member of this board. I am sure that it won't do any good, but I can try.
     
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    functionally, there's nothing wrong with painting a gun. there are quite a few painted m4s running around. aesthetically, or for collector's value, there might be a problem. i'm still debating whether i should paint my ak, let alone an ar.
     
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    While I can't see painting an AR if you are intent on painting the plastic I would suggest the Fusion line of spray paints from DuPont. They are made for plastics and won't be sticky after drying like many spray paints on plastic.
     
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    Remind her that black is a slimming color, and that if she shoots it as is, it will make her look lean and trim. Also, when she holds an "ugly" gun, it only makes her look prettier.

    Jubei
     
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    If you're left with no option but to color the thing, I'd go with pink. I wouldn't be caught dead shooting something in burnt orange.




    (Shooting at, on the other hand.... :evil: )
     
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    check out the paintball suppliers. lots of companies anodize aluminum pretty cheap. you can also get your gear powder coated at just about any mom and pop machine shop
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions! My intent is for the furniture only, not the metal. Furniture changes out fast.
    Dan

    444,
    I read your links. John Ross gave some good advice, but it's a little late for me(fiance!). Duracot seems to offer an extraordinary variaty of colors, including MAROON(Texas A&M colors) but no burnt orange! I'm gonna have to give her a ribbing over that one.
    Jubei,
    "Remind her that black is a slimming color, and that if she shoots it as is, it will make her look lean and trim" That won't work..she's 5 foot 9 and already built like a runway model, but I'll try it anyway!
     
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    Bushmaster comes in desert camo and RealTree patterns but I like black with a gray 30 round mag. on mine. :D
     
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    That poster's the ticket. I've already told Lambchop that her rifle will be the "purple nurple".

    True story: when she bought her Glock, she was browsing around while the paperwork got finished. When the salesman returned, she pointed at some Fiocchi 20 GA shotshells (with purple hulls) and asked the guy if he had "any purple ammunition" for her gun.

    He looked at me.

    I just shrugged.

    :)
     
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    This sounds to me like the perfect excuse to buy her, her own AR-15 w/ pink furniture.
     
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    Burnt Orange? Set it on fire for a bit, extinguish the flames. Spray paint orange.

    Unload before burning. I only say this because as an Aggie myself, I fully understand the potential problems other Aggies may encounter.

    DNS
    Classes of 1991 and 2002 WHOOP!
     
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    I never thought the TAMU/UT rivalry would be carried that far. Living in Houston with Aggie and Longhorn friends, I shouldn't be surprised especially on black Friday. Thankfully it isn't Michigan (blue & yellow) vs. Ohio State (red & grey). :D
     
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    My wife is in the process of building up a purple CAR-15. She's already assembled the lower, the purple stock set should be here by Xmas, and she's trying to make a final determination on the upper configuration that she wants (at the gun show, yesterday, we picked up a slightly used mag to get painted purple, too). She's hoping to have the rifle completed by the middle of January.
     
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    Hook em Horns!!:D
    That's all, y'all...:neener:
     
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