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Dyed My Orange +2's

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Sgt.K, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Sgt.K

    Sgt.K They Just Work!

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    I tried to paint some of them black but it didn't work out. Looked good for a while but started to rub off around the edges. Picked up 3 of these for a couple of bucks a piece and the other were on some mags that came with a 17 I bought from a buddy. Here's how I did it.

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    Bought some Ritz black liquid dye for $2.96 and an old pan for $2.12 at the flea market. Put the +2's in the pan, poured in the entire bottle of dye, added just about the same amount of hot water from the faucet and stirred. Place the pan over low heat, just steam no bubbles for one hour, stirring occasionally. Checked one and nothing rubbed off but I let them go for another half hour. Rinsed them under cold water and this is what I got.

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    I'm happy with the results. Try it if you have some plastic you want to change the color of. Thanks for looking.
     
  2. Njanear

    Njanear Nagant-ophile

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    The sad thing is that unless I miss my guess, those orange +2s are pretty scarce - you might have been able to sell them as they were for a nice little profit. :dunno:
     
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  3. Sgt.K

    Sgt.K They Just Work!

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    Could be. Got them at a gun show with my buddy that sold me the 17. Guy said they were for LE range mags. RO would not see orange and know the mags were out of the weapon. Seller's story so I'm not sure how true.
     
  4. banger

    banger

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    you DYED a collectable?????????

    What's next, getting your Gold Olympic medal bronzed?

    The horrors....oh...the horrors.
     
  5. Sgt.K

    Sgt.K They Just Work!

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    lol! Seems I did just that. When I bought them quite a few years ago the guy selling them only charged $2 each iirc.
     
  6. john heckaman

    john heckaman

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    I used Rit dye to change an ugly green Kel-Tec P11 to black...worked great.
    Passed on the same trick to a guy who wanted to trade an OD G30 for a black one..
    J
     
  7. craig19

    craig19

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    That's pretty cool, nice job.
     
  8. patcrad

    patcrad Great White Box

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    I've been looking for safety "orange" +2 baseplates for years. I have bought two on ebay in the past for $30 and I need two more. Do they make an orange dye?
     
  9. Sgt.K

    Sgt.K They Just Work!

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    They have a couple of shades of orange, I think. And I was thinking the same thing, to dye some orange if needed.
     
  10. Spydermonkey

    Spydermonkey in ur rearview

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    Dear god, I've only ever been able to lay my hands on one of the orange +2 bases. You should've just bought black ones.

    My humble collection

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  11. SCC

    SCC Member Me

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    why did you do that ?
     
  12. JCountz

    JCountz

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    How durable is this? I am kind of wondering if I could do this to my frame instead of cerakote. Just not sure if you can die the frame tan with a black base to start from.
     
  13. scattershot

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    For crying out loud, guys, they're baseplates! Buy some orange spray paint and get over it!
     
  14. I used the Rit dye back when I raced RC cars to change the white wheels to what ever color I wanted, worked well.
     
  15. bowerman

    bowerman

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    I would have gave you $250 for those
     
  16. March817

    March817

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    Well, it's good to know this is possible. Thanks.
     
  17. Foxtrotx1

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    Oh man, been wanting those my for my happy sticks. would have given at least 20 bucks a pop.
     
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  18. D4RWlN

    D4RWlN

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    I hope this is a bad joke
     
  19. TxGlock9

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    Thank you!.. Bwahhahahaha OMG it's an orange collectible baseplate. :rofl:
     
  20. Spydermonkey

    Spydermonkey in ur rearview

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    And they were a limited production for LEO training mags. There were only so many made that were difficult to get a hold of and now theres a few less. It's like saying that even though Action Comics #1 featured Superman and it's uber collectible, it's just a comic book so I'll let my kid go at it with a box of crayons.