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shark92651
12-01-2006, 10:31 AM
I have a Magpul PRS stock in FDE and I am planning on getting one of the new generation Monsterman grips when they are available. Does anybody have any experience with colormatching a plastic grip to match the Magpul FDE color? Also, I don't really want to invest in spraygun equipment so just a normal air-dry spraycan would be what I am looking for. Any ideas, suggestions?

Also, can you "bake" plastic grips and stocks in the oven? I know it's only like 300 degrees but I don't know what the melting temp of these parts is and the thought of putting plastic parts in the oven just seems a little risky to me.

proraptor
12-01-2006, 11:12 AM
Krylon fusion is made for plastic and comes in a spraycan

shark92651
12-01-2006, 11:17 AM
Thanks for the tip. I didn't really see a color that was close to flat dark earth, though.

http://www.krylon.com/main/product_template.cfm?levelid=5&sub_levelid=10&productid=1751&content=product_details

xenophobe
12-01-2006, 1:26 PM
TR Gunkote in Flat Tan is a really close match to FDE.

pklin1297
12-01-2006, 2:12 PM
Norrell Arm's Flat Tan is real close also. Have heard many success stories on AR15.com of people spraying and baking Magpul stocks in ovens.

shark92651
12-01-2006, 2:19 PM
I really don't want to spend more than I will for the grip for a spraygun and a compressor. I see that the Alumahyde product comes in a sraycan, but it doesn't appear that their "earth brown" is anywhere close to what my "flat dark earth" on my stock looks like.

Charliegone
12-01-2006, 2:30 PM
Hmm. Well if you have a compressor and airbrush, HPLV, or anything like that, than just get duracoat. I've heard they have some stuff close to that.

5968
12-06-2006, 9:14 PM
Do you know what color it is for the Duracoat products?