View Full Version : Thinking about a bit of a custom finished AR style rifle...

03-03-2013, 3:25 AM
Upper/lower in Tungsten Cerakote; http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/finishes/H-237Q/

Furniture in a Crimson

Everything else factory finishes..

Should end up looking something like this...



PS... link to thingy to design your own... http://pimpmygun.doctornoob.com/

03-03-2013, 7:42 AM
That looks pretty badass! ...lol@ the web address...

03-03-2013, 9:08 AM
Search for a huge thread on arfcom about rit dying magpul parts. That may be a better/cheaper solution than getting them coated. Go through the whole thread and see what dyes people have used in combination of FDE or FG magpul parts. Rit DIY is about $3 a package at Walmart BTW.

03-03-2013, 11:08 AM
I've seen the Rit threads on arf, and there is a particular shade of red that's close to what I'm thinking of, here:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_17/484089_Next_time_I_ll_try_Yellow_on_the_PMAG__ROUN D_3__looks_like_FDE_is_the_best_host__SUMMARY.html&page=7#i4738818
Second red from the left on the XTM panels. Unfortunately I never did see a recipes for stuff in that photo.

Here are some other ideas I've been kicking around..

black rifle w/White furniture

Black rifle w/ red furniture

Tungsten w/ white

03-03-2013, 11:14 AM
If you like it

03-03-2013, 11:19 AM
I'm still undecided.. that's basically the color palette that appeals to me.. but not sure which one I like best.

I'm not very artistic, so I'm not really sure if any of those would be considered an eyesore.. heh.

03-03-2013, 11:25 AM
I like it, however when you take it out you will draw a lot of attantion to yourself.
Maybe that is what you like is the attention, which I'm not knocking. Im a low key kind of person and Prefer not to draw attention to myself.
THat does look awesome though.
I say go for it.

03-03-2013, 11:28 AM
I don't really like it, but I don't really like too much color in my firearms. I prefer more simple colors (Black, FDE, OD is even a stretch for me).

That being said, I don't really care what anyone else shoots unless I'm trying to buy it. I would pay less for a colorful firearm than a plain one. YMMV.

03-03-2013, 11:36 AM
love'n the black on white look...

03-03-2013, 1:08 PM
Not my thing. At all.
I'd take my Cerakote money and extrude it in to ammo instead.

03-03-2013, 2:08 PM
love'n the black on white look...

Yeah if that lol.
Make it all Siberian snow camo....maybe

03-03-2013, 3:23 PM
I Don't know how resistant cerakote is to stains... i'm still waiting for my swatches to arrive, when they do I'l gunk 'em up good and see if they clean easily w/o staining.. but ya the white on black is pretty snazzy also.

03-03-2013, 3:26 PM
not my cup of tea... looks cool but I wouldn't do it to my rifles..

03-03-2013, 4:09 PM
Yeah if that lol.
Make it all Siberian snow camo....maybe

I like it cause it matches my Shimano Chronarch set of fishing reels...:D