GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-11-2012, 22:02   #1
Trey83
Senior Member
 
Trey83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,452
Thoughts on camo

I'm thinking about having my 6.8 build coated in either A-TAC or A-TAC FG. What do you guys think? BTW this would be done as a gift so no $$$ on my end

Black Rifle Forum

Black Rifle Forum
__________________
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Trey83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2012, 22:14   #2
NeverMore1701
Platinum Membership
Fear no evil.
 
NeverMore1701's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Amarillo, Tx
Posts: 27,592
Hell I'd go for it if it were free!
__________________
And if we should die tonight
We should all die together
Raise a glass of wine
For the last time
NeverMore1701 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2012, 23:58   #3
steve1911
Senior Member
 
steve1911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: oregon
Posts: 2,555
Sounds like a deal to me,free.



1911club#410
__________________
html
steve1911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 00:34   #4
NeverMore1701
Platinum Membership
Fear no evil.
 
NeverMore1701's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Amarillo, Tx
Posts: 27,592
I like the top one, especially if it could be done just a bit lighter.
__________________
And if we should die tonight
We should all die together
Raise a glass of wine
For the last time
NeverMore1701 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 01:10   #5
seamaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,696
Blog Entries: 1
I considered having my furniture done in atacs but mine wasn't going to be free so I decided to stay black.

Go for it!
seamaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 04:32   #6
TangoFoxtrot
OIF 04-05
 
TangoFoxtrot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Nowhereville, USA
Posts: 4,032
Blog Entries: 2
Just do it!
__________________
G21 Club: 0685 -Tact. SG 7048
S/P Club: 109 - .40 Club: 0255
Black Rifle-SWMP15S1647
TangoFoxtrot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 07:46   #7
G23Adam
.- -.. .- --
 
G23Adam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: SC
Posts: 1,274


A TACS FG is perfect for the CONUS. Go for it.
__________________
NRA Member - GSSF Member - .40 S&W Club #133 - 1911 Club #133 - Freemason's Lodge #133 - Black Rifle Club #1
Support your Local Grassroots!
G23Adam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 07:51   #8
G23Adam
.- -.. .- --
 
G23Adam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: SC
Posts: 1,274


Grrr. Wrong winder.
__________________
NRA Member - GSSF Member - .40 S&W Club #133 - 1911 Club #133 - Freemason's Lodge #133 - Black Rifle Club #1
Support your Local Grassroots!

Last edited by G23Adam; 09-12-2012 at 08:11..
G23Adam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 08:11   #9
MrMurphy
Head Sheepdog
 
MrMurphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Buried in the X-files
Posts: 31,641
If it's free, go for it.

That said, doing it on your own isn't all that hard with the right paint, doesn't take long.
__________________
"And Shepherds we shall be. For thee, my Lord for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In nomine Patris, et fili, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen."
MrMurphy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 20:02   #10
Trey83
Senior Member
 
Trey83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,452
Thanks for all of the responses. I'm still trying to decide between the standard color (FDE like) and the foliage green version at the moment.
__________________
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Trey83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 18:23   #11
Trey83
Senior Member
 
Trey83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,452
Found a much better pic of the foliage green version.

Black Rifle Forum
__________________
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Trey83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 18:28   #12
NeverMore1701
Platinum Membership
Fear no evil.
 
NeverMore1701's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Amarillo, Tx
Posts: 27,592
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trey83 View Post
Found a much better pic of the foliage green version.

Black Rifle Forum
I dig it
__________________
And if we should die tonight
We should all die together
Raise a glass of wine
For the last time
NeverMore1701 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 17:03   #13
humanguerrilla
Senior Member
 
humanguerrilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: the woods
Posts: 3,543
Does aftermarket dipped stuff hold up? The factory dipped finish stuff I've seen hasn't seemed to hold up so great to hunting use.

Last edited by humanguerrilla; 09-14-2012 at 17:04..
humanguerrilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 18:59   #14
Trey83
Senior Member
 
Trey83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,452
My understanding is that, if you clear coat after the dip it's very durable.
__________________
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Trey83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 20:07   #15
ak103k
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PA- In the shadow of the Shade
Posts: 705
Quote:
That said, doing it on your own isn't all that hard with the right paint, doesn't take long.
Yup, Testors and Krylon are cheap, and once you start, you cant stop.

Black Rifle Forum

Same gun without the background....

Black Rifle Forum
__________________
Zeitgeist - The movie

Zeitgeist - Addendum
ak103k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 20:43   #16
Trey83
Senior Member
 
Trey83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,452
AK that looks great. I may do something like that other rifle. In fact I already bought some of the Krylon camo paint. I am probably still going to get this one hydro coated though.
__________________
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

Last edited by Trey83; 09-14-2012 at 20:44..
Trey83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 20:47   #17
ak103k
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PA- In the shadow of the Shade
Posts: 705
Thanks.

I considered the dips when they first came out, but decided against it, as I wasnt sure it would come completely off. Ive been painting since the 60's, and with the right paints, they will come off if you want a change.
__________________
Zeitgeist - The movie

Zeitgeist - Addendum
ak103k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 20:48   #18
NeverMore1701
Platinum Membership
Fear no evil.
 
NeverMore1701's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Amarillo, Tx
Posts: 27,592
Quote:
Originally Posted by ak103k View Post
Yup, Testors and Krylon are cheap, and once you start, you cant stop.

Black Rifle Forum

Same gun without the background....

Black Rifle Forum
Great job on that!
__________________
And if we should die tonight
We should all die together
Raise a glass of wine
For the last time
NeverMore1701 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 20:58   #19
ak103k
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PA- In the shadow of the Shade
Posts: 705
Thanks

I learned early on, painting is great way to save the guns finish, and break its outline, all at the same time, and really no maintenance to the exterior. I picked up doing it from my dad. Most all our hunting guns are/were painted.

I would imagine you would get the same protection benefit from the dips, and if you have a specific pattern that is available, it will probably look a little more professional. Some of my paint jobs were pretty scary. Then again, some of the scary ones, worked the best.
__________________
Zeitgeist - The movie

Zeitgeist - Addendum
ak103k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 21:25   #20
Trey83
Senior Member
 
Trey83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by ak103k View Post
Thanks.

I considered the dips when they first came out, but decided against it, as I wasnt sure it would come completely off. Ive been painting since the 60's, and with the right paints, they will come off if you want a change.
I know somebody told me before but refresh my memory.How do you remove krylon without hurting the anodized finish?
__________________
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

Last edited by Trey83; 09-14-2012 at 21:29..
Trey83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 21:26   #21
NeverMore1701
Platinum Membership
Fear no evil.
 
NeverMore1701's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Amarillo, Tx
Posts: 27,592
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trey83 View Post


I know somebody told me before but refresh my memory? How do you remove krylon without hurting the anodized finish?
Paint thinner?
__________________
And if we should die tonight
We should all die together
Raise a glass of wine
For the last time
NeverMore1701 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 22:12   #22
samuse
Senior Member
 
samuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South TX
Posts: 5,162
Blog Entries: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trey83 View Post
I know somebody told me before but refresh my memory.How do you remove krylon without hurting the anodized finish?

Acetone works really well.
__________________
"If you're not shootin', you should be loadin'. If you're not loadin', you should be movin', if you're not movin', someone's gonna cut your head off and put it on a stick." -Clint Smith


Quote:
Originally Posted by Rabbi View Post
You suck at...well, everything so far.
samuse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2012, 07:13   #23
ak103k
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PA- In the shadow of the Shade
Posts: 705
Quote:
How do you remove krylon without hurting the anodized finish?
Ive always used Gun Scrubber and Hoppes. A toothbrush, Q tips, and 0000 steel wool along with them makes things easier too, although I probably wouldnt use steel wool on an AR. Works fine on blued or parkerized guns, just go easy.

I mostly use Testors Military Flats. The have pretty much any color you need to match a pattern, and they come off without a whole lot of work. I usually give the finshed product a couple of coats of their clear flat lacquer when Im done. It helps protect things, and flattens things even more. Ive been using some Krylon the past couple of years, and it seems to come off OK. I dont know how their "Fusion" type paints do though, especially with plastics. From what Ive heard, they bond with the plastic. You may want to watch that.
__________________
Zeitgeist - The movie

Zeitgeist - Addendum
ak103k is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:56.



Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,208
340 Members
868 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 11:42