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gemini1
10-29-2009, 7:43 PM
So whats the closest spray on color should I look for to match an FDE? and where to buy it? And those that are for metal or wood, would it stick to plastics or rubber?
I've been to Home Depot and OSH but I can't find any that matches the sample I brought along.

Barabas
10-29-2009, 9:24 PM
FDE is so 2008. I paint everything American Standard Nutmeg these days.

I'm only half joking.

zchen
10-29-2009, 9:41 PM
RustOleum Dark Taupe

bad pic

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j256/zchen5/IMG_2520copy.jpg?t=1256881728

M47_Dragon
10-29-2009, 10:20 PM
Krylon Fusion Camo flat. Comes in 4 colors - black, brown, OD, & khaki

Walmart carries it.

http://www.krylon.com/products/camouflage_paint_with_fusion_technology/

technique
10-29-2009, 10:31 PM
Krylon Fusion Camo flat. Comes in 4 colors - black, brown, OD, & khaki

Walmart carries it.

http://www.krylon.com/products/camouflage_paint_with_fusion_technology/

+1...but its a little on the lighter side in comparison.

soundwave
10-30-2009, 8:26 AM
If you have an airbrush set up, Duracoat sells a few FDE variants. Magpul and Vltor come to m ind as options. There are a few more I can;t remember. check out the Duracoat website and see what they have for you.

In my experience, Duracoat is outstanding for plastics. Rubber, not so much, but I don;t think many paints will stay on rubber very well.

gemini1
10-30-2009, 11:53 AM
Agreed, Duracoat is the best but I dont think it will be economical if I'm only planning to spray paint a couple of little items like rail covers and VFG.

+1...but its a little on the lighter side in comparison.


I wonder if a mix of light brown and khaki will give it a darker shade or come close to FDE?

ocabj
10-30-2009, 12:12 PM
None of the Alumahyde II colors work for you?

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1117/Product/ALUMA_HYDE_reg__II

gemini1
10-30-2009, 1:20 PM
Well, browsing at Brownells site, I did'nt see FDE colors. Oh well, maybe I'll check out the gun show on Cow Palace next weekend, I might find what I need and just be done with it.

Thanks for the input guys.

ocabj
10-30-2009, 1:38 PM
I would have thought 'Coyote' would be fine.