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Old 10-20-2011, 08:38 PM
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what do you guys use to paint your parts to match magpul dark earth color. just got a stock in dark earth , thier website looks more like desest tan , so i went back and checked to see if i ordered the wrong color. but they don't have a desest tan color.
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Desert Tan is the color you are seein, Magpul calls that Desert Tan, Dark Earth. Also every other manufacturer has their own version of Dark Earth, some call it, figure that, Desert Tan. Don't try to understand it, I tried, it's crazy. The colors are BLACK, DARK EARTH, OD GREEN, from Magpul. If you paint it yourself, and want that Desert Tan look, you will have to spray Magpul's Dark Earth because it will be a shade different from the spray can Desert Tan. Good Luck
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Duracoat actually has the matching paints named accordingly. Called Magpul FDE.
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Duracoat actually has the matching paints named accordingly. Called Magpul FDE.
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I have heard many reports of Duracoat's Magpul FDE turning out with a pinkish tint when its cured.
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Really? Haven't heard that. Thanks for the info.

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I recently added some Magpul accessories to my AR-15. I had a Aimpoint optic that I wanted to paint and after much research, I went with Brownells Aluma-Hyde II "COYOTE" spray paint. It matched the Magpul accessories almost 100% perfect. Once I saw the results I decided to paint the P-mag as well. I took some pics outside so you could see the results. Enjoy!!



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was wondering were you got the dust cover from? Are they being sold anywhere? That is just to cool.
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I'll also concur that Brownell's Alumahyde II in Coyote matches Magpul FDE best. Duracoat's so-called Magpul FDE is way too light and people have reported needing to mix in a little bit of Matte Black to get the color right. Alumahyde takes forever to cure though without an oven so get ready to be without whatever your painting for at LEAST a week or two.
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Since I have some left over AR15 parts, I decided to take a stab at painting my stock, pistol grip and forward grip. Got the paint at Home Depot and did my own pattern for a desert tan with highlights of brown cross netting, let me know what you guys think:
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nice job , but will it hold up. i did my grip and fore grip, but it is not very durable, so i got some magpul accessories. to match my dark earth stock.
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Looking for a flat clear spray to help with the durability part, hard to find them now. In fact I can't find spray paint in FLAT, it's either Semi or Gloss, what give.
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Since I have some left over AR15 parts, I decided to take a stab at painting my stock, pistol grip and forward grip. Got the paint at Home Depot and did my own pattern for a desert tan with highlights of brown cross netting, let me know what you guys think:
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