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shnorse 12-30-2009 01:20 AM

got new mags, but need paint
I bought two new bushmaster factory replacement mags for my AR, but once delivered i noticed they were not what was promised... One is a decent grey, but the other is a lighter grey with a bunch of scratches and looks like it missed a coat of paint... great quality paint jobs... The springs, followers, and fitment into my ar are perfect though...

What would be the best way to paint these black and keep them from scratching every time i put them into the gun...

Highpower 12-30-2009 02:04 AM

The only way to keep them from scratching is to not use them.
It is what it is.....

But if you want the real deal MIL spec SFL, get some 28A:
(HINT) It ain't cheap! :eek:
Sandstrom QPL and MIL-Spec Solid Film Lubricants and Dry Film Lubricants

Westy 12-31-2009 08:07 PM

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Found this a long time ago.... I bought a can of the lube but never had a chance to try it. PM me if you want me to email you a better copy of the info.

slowryde45 12-31-2009 11:24 PM

seriously, at $9 a piece and up, just buy some 'new' ones. unless you want to mess with cleaning all the grease off of them, buying the right kind of paint, painting them, drying them correctly, and reassembling them. note, they will get scratched/scuffed up with use. AR magazines


Westy 12-31-2009 11:47 PM

Hard to beat those prices! I might have to order a few myself.....

jeepcreep927 01-01-2010 12:10 AM


Originally Posted by noyes (Post 206795)
paint chips , paint flakes, could cause feed problems . bluing doesn't

Second that, a lot.

NickySantoro 01-02-2010 04:25 PM

The reality is that they are all going to scratch up going in and out of the mag well. Painting will just make it worse and more noticeable.
As Highpower noted, it is what it is.

shnorse 01-04-2010 02:07 AM

alright, i left the top of the mag that goes into the lower grey, and painted only what is seen... this way it will resist scratching and no paint can get into the reciever... looks good though..


hillbilly68 01-04-2010 02:28 AM

ummm they are AR mags. If they arent scratched, rubbed and well arent shooting enough. Dont let the finish drive you crazy ;)

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