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Honest Opinions Needed - AR Furniture

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dionysusigma, Apr 1, 2008.

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What is your opinion?

  1. I like it.

    26 vote(s)
    23.6%
  2. I don't like it.

    84 vote(s)
    76.4%
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  1. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Member

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    I've got some Krylon Fusion "Satin Espresso" paint, and was thinking of doing my AR stock, fore end, and PG with it.

    I whipped up the above photo with the rifle in question in GIMP just to see what it might look like, and I think it's got potential. :) Of course, this is my only AR, so I figured I'd get as many opinions as I could before talking the plunge. :eek:

    So, what do you think?
     
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  2. Deer Hunter

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    I like it.

    And if you like it, I say go for it.
     
  3. vzenmn

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    Cool.

    Reminds me of the original bake-lite furniture of the AR prototypes. I thought about painting mine but I would like to get ahold of another stock set to do it on in case I want to go back.
     
  4. arthurcw

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    I'm on the fence. I think the aesthetic feature throwing me off is the color of the mag.

    Does the Krylon leave the areas that will hit flesh tacky?
     
  5. strat81

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    Meh. :(

    But it's your gun...
     
  6. illEagle

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    Maybe if was a flat brown...
     
  7. nalioth

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    I'm sure the same place will sell you Krylon Fusion "Flat Black" paint if you change your mind.
     
  8. ceetee

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    Not a big fan of the color. I got my furniture in Coyote Brown, which is a lot lighter and drabber. Or course, if you like it, that's all that counts.
     
  9. 41magsnub

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    I personally don't like it, but it is your gun so do whatever floats your boat.

    Now.. if it was the wood AR furniture that would be worth it if nothing else than for the weird looks at the range.
     
  10. LKB3rd

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    I was on the fence, but had to vote no. If the color was just a tad less bright I'd vote thumbs up. It's too close to purple for my taste. Something in a more brownish burgundy would be better if it was mine... which of course it isn't :p
     
  11. Urbana John

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    HEY-----It's still an EBR!!! Evil BROWN Rifle!!

    Better than pink!! for a man!!

    UJ
     
  12. brian923

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    i think that desert tan , or coyote brown are two better choices, buts thats why we live in the U.S.A. you can still do what you want..... or so for now...:uhoh:
     
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    I like it--expresso brown, cool! Any chance you could paint the mags without affecting loading?
     
  15. Jackal

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    Be careful using the Fuzion paint. I have used it on motorcycle plastics and it does not work as well as advertized (go figure). Even with proper prep, the paint has been doing nothing but chipping off under the slightest flexing/bump/nudge.
     
  16. Detritus

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    I like it.

    but that's probably b/c i'm a fan of retro ARs of al types and as mentioned that color is strongly reminiscent of the reddish-brown bakelite furniture found on some early Armalite ARs.
     
  17. Bartkowski

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    Personally, I don't like it. If you like it then go ahead, it doesn't matter what I think when it comes to your gun.
     
  18. 308sc

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    i don't care for it but as others have said it's your gun.
     
  19. MassMark

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    I'm not a fan of it personally, but it is unique and as others have said: If it suits you, go for it! :cool:
     
  20. 10-Ring

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    Yeah, not something I'd do, but if you're happy, that's all that counts
     
  21. romma

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    It's the Root Beer Float of rifles!
     
  22. Eightball

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    It's a weird off-brown/red color. I don't care for it, but it's your rifle.
     
  23. 3pairs12

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    not a fan
     
  24. JWarren

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    I really don't care for it. It reminds me of that color that some bakalite (sp?) AK pistol grips are when you get parts kits.

    I'm also not a big fan of Krylon or any other Over-the-counter spray paint for refinishing firearms-- even furniture.

    I've tried a couple, and have never been satisfied with the durability of the paint.

    But then again, I will never use a few spray on finishes MADE for firearms again, either (cough, cough... Brownell's Tephlon Molycoat in a can)


    If I were to want to change the color of ANY part of a firearm, I'll spring for some Duracoat. I've duracoated 4 firearms with it, and I have been thusfar happy with the results.


    -- John
     
  25. Guitargod1985

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    It's yours so if you like it great.

    Personally, I think it looks as if <DELETED>

    Let's just say I'm not wild about it.
     
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