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Old 08-18-2013, 7:03 AM
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Default Cerakote color matching

So I want to cerakote some of my rifles parts to the same colors, mainly the upper lower and rail.

I bought a Midwest Ind GEN II SS SERIES HANDGUARD in FDE, sadly its more like a goldish tan color to me. I put the cerakote swatches to match and its nowhere near any of the ones i got.

I have Magpul FDE, FDE, Coyote Tan and Desert Sand shown from top to bottom.

The magpul FDE doesnt seem to match the actual magpul stock or BUIS.

The BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Grip Mod 0 - Flat Dark Earth seems to be lighter than magpuls FDE.

the swatches i have are oven cure, air cure shouldnt be any different right?
I know the pics dont have great lighting just took them quickly to give an idea.



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Old 08-18-2013, 7:10 AM
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you would be better off doing them all in what ever color you want. I don't think you will be happy with the colors trying to match one to an existing part. and the sheen may not match as you do not how much hardener they used.
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Old 08-18-2013, 7:14 AM
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ya, i was thinking the only way to get it all 1 color is to spray it all with 1 color.
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Old 08-18-2013, 9:20 AM
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To me the second from the bottom looks the closest. Which one is that.

Edit: just saw coyote tan. That was the closest when I rattle canned mine with aluma Hyde.
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Old 08-18-2013, 3:48 PM
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just as I was about to order some cerakote from brownells the DUT 5$ shipping doesnt work anymore! DOH!!
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Old 08-18-2013, 5:10 PM
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Painting it is the only way to make it all match.

on a practical level if you think about it, it makes no difference.

On a manufacturing level its a PITA. There is no "standard" to follow, plus if you are coloring parts via anodizing it is nigh impossible to get the same exact color every time.
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Old 08-20-2013, 5:29 PM
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Any other places to buy cerakote besides brownells?
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AFAIK dut doesn't work with cerakote from brownells. They hit you with that pesky hazmat fee thingy.
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