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Coating an AR15 lower

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Ligito, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Ligito

    Ligito Oregon Active Member

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    I would like to coat an AR15 lower to match the LMT flat dark earth color that is on the stock and grip.
    What color coating would be the best match?
    Should it be the same, or use something more of a sand color, for some contrast?

    Preferences between Cerakote and Duracoat?

    Doing it myself with Duracoat, or sending it to someone for coating?
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    The only way on God's green earth you will get any type of match is call the manufacturer of your upper and ask them the brand and color/shade of coating they use(d), and a suggestion of where to get some. Otherwise, you may have to accept the fact you are going to have a two-tone rig.
     
  3. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And if you use other colors it is almost like patchwork quilt camouflage. I think that is okay. My real concern is how well the coating will protect my parts.
     
  4. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    Duracoat is spray paint. Cerakote is king. One of our members is a certified applier of Cerakote. He does an outstanding job! Click on the Cerakote avatar on the right or the link below:

    Welcome to Northwest Gun Refinishing
     
  5. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I had an AR Cerakoted a few years ago to match a FDE Magpul PMag. I don't recall the color of coating, but it was pretty close...

    Sorry I don't have a photo handy. Cerakote is the way to go, they can get pretty damn close...

    I've talked to Mike at Northwest Refinishing a few times about projects and seen his gallery of completed projects. I wouldn't hesitate to send him work...
     
  6. Ligito

    Ligito Oregon Active Member

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    Cerakote is ceramic, Duracoat is not.
    No heating, or baking required for Duracoat.
    Does this make a difference?