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|08-29-2011, 12:58 PM||#31|
Join Date: Feb 2011
My 556 SWAT FDE. Looks different know so I guess I need to take some new pics and post them too. I love it but something inside just says I shouldve gotten the 516 but oh well . Gives me something else to save up for now.
|07-03-2012, 11:48 AM||#34|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Redlands, Ca
I titled this photo "Home Grown". Vietnam era backpack/rucksack, military web belt and an AR. It's a Sig AR but the concept and idea behind the AR/M16 is American.
|07-05-2012, 08:08 PM||#35|
Join Date: Apr 2012
My m400 Enhanced!
Primary Arms 3x LER magnifier
Magpul ACS Buttstock
Magpul Vertical Grip
Magpul Trigger Guard
|07-08-2012, 09:50 PM||#36|
Join Date: Jun 2012
I think the same guy that invented fashion accessories for women, also invented accessories for the AR-15. A couple more items and I will definitely be done.........................with THIS one
|07-09-2012, 02:28 PM||#38|
Join Date: Jun 2012
I don't know how well it shows in the pictures, but it is Testors metallic gold. You're going to want to remove the grip, the stock, anything you don't want to inadvertently get the paint on. Use a good gun cleaner, alcohol, etc to get any oil from the roll stamped area. The next part is a little scary get a good artists soft bristle brush maybe 1/8 to 1/4 round head and slather it up. Be generous so it gets in all the recesses, but not so much that it is dripping off of the lower. Outside the lines is more than fine. At that point I take my finger and squeege as much off the surface as I can, wiping off my finger between swipes the harder you press the more paint that comes out of the letters, don't press hard enough and it takes longer to dry, is harder to clean etc, so that part will be up to you. You won't get it all, and there will be some surface residue, but that comes off later. After about 10-15 mins take a paper towel, or soft cloth (not terry cloth as you will sweep color out of the letters which we dont want to do) put some oderless mineral spirits on the towel ( damp not dripping) , and gently sweep the surface to remove the residue from the surface. Wipe until desired finish is achieved. You may take too much out the first time, its pretty much a trial and error thing. If you screw up, just clean it and start over.
Note: The receiver may have a light gray appearance after you have cleaned the paint off, don't worry, you haven't ruined the finish. When everything is dry, give it a day, add some gun oil to the dry areas, let it soak in and rub it off it goes right back to its original finish. I added this because it happened to me the first time, and I thought I ruined my receiver. The mineral spirits just take all of the oil out of the porous finish.
Disclaimer: I have used this procedure to successfully paint three different lowers without any problems. I am not a certified gun painter, and cannot guarantee you will not somehow screw it up, so this is just a recount of a method that I used to infill my rollstamping with color. Good Luck
Pics of some other receivers I did.
Last edited by jb2925; 07-09-2012 at 02:38 PM.
|08-17-2012, 02:31 AM||#42|
Join Date: Aug 2012
516 in FDE
Just got my 516 Patrol FDE. Gotta few goodies on it and only put 100 rounds down range, but so far I love this rifle. Not much love for it out there in the AR community though :-/
|08-17-2012, 04:30 AM||#43|
Join Date: Jul 2012
I have an earlier (under 10K serial) and replaced the handguards with SwissArms 551 and have the Aurora sights (I need to get that front one replaced with my Aurora sight), have the Comp M4 too...I want to replace the AR type collapsible stock but haven't settled on one...which one do you have on yours 44 Blues and how do you like it???
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