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twitchy
02-16-2012, 7:53 PM
I'm not sure what I put on my del-ton upper but it looks like it has dry skin in 1 spot. Anybody have any luck with any touch-up products?

Merc1138
02-16-2012, 7:56 PM
dry skin? ummm... what?

No one is going to have any idea what you mean without a picture. Odds are it's just fine and you'll have to live with it unless you plan on re-finishing the whole thing. God forbid your guns look like they've been used!

ebencikiv
02-16-2012, 7:58 PM
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=4942/Product/SUPER-BLACK-INSTANT-TOUCH-UP-PEN in a pinch sharpies work also but it's an ar beat it up!

jeffrice6
02-16-2012, 8:05 PM
Pic.....

twitchy
02-16-2012, 8:13 PM
Such a ***** to post a picture. I'll see if I can remember my photobucket password.

Merc1138
02-16-2012, 8:15 PM
Just use tinypic.com or something, no need to make an account.

Kerplow
02-16-2012, 8:29 PM
Rub some oil on it and fuggedaboudit, it's a mid-low end AR. :shrug:

It was hard to tell from that picture, but it almost looked like the anodizing was no bueno, maybe you can call del-ton and see if they'll help you out.

edit: what did you scrub it with?

twitchy
02-16-2012, 8:33 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/33c0m0o.jpg

nick
02-16-2012, 8:35 PM
That's terrible. Your rifle's cosmetic value is now ruined.

Merc1138
02-16-2012, 8:38 PM
Looks like you scrubbed through the finish. But since it's only a del-ton anyway, no major loss.

Also, considering how big that is(compared to just being a little nick or something on an edge), you'll probably only make it look worse with a touch up pen.

Jpach
02-16-2012, 8:39 PM
Did you try rubbing it off? Or rubbing some oil into that ish?

twitchy
02-16-2012, 8:47 PM
yup tried oil. No luck.

LovingTheYear1911
02-16-2012, 9:20 PM
No touch up pen will fix that. Its too big, plus the colors wont blend. In my opinion, repaint the entire upper to blend everything together.

By the way, did you holster that thing or something? How do you get that much finish rubbed off like that?

NorCalK9.com
02-16-2012, 9:23 PM
This is what I dont understand about AR's and their owners "including myself" one little scratch, or faded spot we start freaking out! I crap on my ak's and am proud of the ware I put ob them but my AR thats another story!
OP I think it looks cool try and make it all match! Tie it to your bumper and go mudding then get some brasso and clean the mud off!

m03
02-16-2012, 9:25 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LMyqMRT40LM/TU8WbRTbYnI/AAAAAAAADDE/fPkicjMW2bs/s400/1240332_LilyChalkboard-Jan11.jpg

tradecraft
02-16-2012, 9:28 PM
How the heck did you manage to do that?

Speedpower
02-16-2012, 9:31 PM
For $89.00 you can replace the upper and it will look new again! :rolleyes:

http://www.riflegear.com/p-819-jd-machine-stripped-upper-receiver-with-m4-feedramps.aspx

RuggedJay
02-16-2012, 9:33 PM
Deep cleansing moisturizer should help with the dry skin.

cwin
02-17-2012, 8:35 AM
Deep cleansing moisturizer should help with the dry skin.

LOL.

Yes, how did that happen??

SJgunguy24
02-17-2012, 9:28 AM
Camo Time!!!!

Chaos47
02-17-2012, 9:36 AM
What chemicals are in your cleaning arsenal???

CoyoteHunter555
02-17-2012, 11:21 AM
lotion

don't want your gun anything short of brand new, display quality!

cabinetguy
02-17-2012, 11:42 AM
a brillo pad is not your friend, grasshopper

ejhc11
02-17-2012, 12:46 PM
Whatever you did go ahead and keep doing it, at least the whole rifle will be matching.

wikioutdoor
02-17-2012, 1:44 PM
just use the birchwood pens they work very well I use them it seems like everyday for something.

Ryan in SD
02-17-2012, 1:48 PM
At least I got a laugh.

Fadedline
02-17-2012, 1:53 PM
That's one ashy AR! :p

BSamms
02-17-2012, 1:57 PM
Some of my wife's under eye cream might work. It's a weapon, not an early century Rolls Royce. Throw it down the driveway, it will make you forget that the colors don't match. Or just Rattle can it.

sammy
02-17-2012, 2:01 PM
You must have scrubbed it very hard to do that. It is a rifle, no big deal. If you must just send the upper in and get it refinished. Like others have said scrub the whole rifle to make it match.

paratroop
02-17-2012, 4:16 PM
it looks like feather scratches. i think he was pistol whipping condors with that. thats how i break in my handguns. the rifles though, i usually club baby seals.

stix213
02-17-2012, 4:46 PM
Time to duracoat like this then:

(not mine)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/33/97845493_9700cc4980_o.jpg

SVT-40
02-17-2012, 7:29 PM
Camo Time!!!!

This or just ignore it since it's alloy it won't rust. Strictly cosmetic. Shoot the bastard and don't fret about it.

17+1
02-17-2012, 7:44 PM
This is what I dont understand about AR's and their owners "including myself" one little scratch, or faded spot we start freaking out!

Speak for yourself. ;)

TNP'R
02-17-2012, 7:50 PM
I agree with the duracoat idea. Go for it and make it look awesome.

PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE
02-18-2012, 7:28 PM
I agree with the Duracoat idea, if you like myself want to keep your firearms in the best condition as possible (inside and out). Just because it can take the abuse, doesn't mean it has to look the part, it won't make you a better or worse shooter.

When you go to resale it, the same critics will value it less although it'll still shoot the same. Theirs nothing wrong with taking good care of your property that you spent your hard earned money on.

SIGSHOOTR
02-18-2012, 8:00 PM
Wow-- what would cause something like that to happen? Looks like it was rubbed with sand paper...