View Full Version : Help! Jacked my finish.

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?

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!

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!

02-16-2012, 8:05 PM

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

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

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?

02-16-2012, 8:33 PM

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

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.

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

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

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?

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!

02-16-2012, 9:25 PM

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

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


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

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


Yes, how did that happen??

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

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

02-17-2012, 11:21 AM

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

(not mine)

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.

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. ;)

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

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.

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