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Old 02-10-2011, 12:55 AM   #1
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Default Looking for a Spray Paint to match Flat Dark Earth

I'm looking to paint my MI rail system for my AR, I want it to be similar to FDE, which is my stock color. The closest paint I've found that matches would be Brownells Alumahyde 2 in Coyote. Only problem is it'll cost me about 23 dollars for one can, which is way too expensive for one can of paint.

I know a normal 5 dollar rattle can will do, but I just gotta find the right color. Krylon's saddle tan looks like it would match.

any suggestions?

(I didn't know which forum this would go in)

For those of you doubting cheap rattle can paint, check out the job my friend did on his rifle using spray paint...

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Brownell's Aluma Hyde in coyote is almost perfect.

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Call Brownells. They discontinued the FDE, but may have some left.

KG Products should have it, too.

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The coyote is in stock.

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A couple links to threads w/ pictures.

AR15ChatterBox :: View topic - Coyote Aluma-Hyde AR Poject: Finished

AR15ChatterBox :: View topic - MagPul FDE paint match.

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i don't know how close it is/will be, but try RUST-OLEUM'S "American Accents" @ your local hardware store(s). description: soft muted satin colors.............it works perfectly for duck blinds. like i said though, i don't know if they'll match.

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I bought a spray can of Rustoleaum Camoflauge in Khaki

This should do, will post pics later on my AR build thread

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The Khaki turned out to light for me when looking for a FDE.

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The Khaki turned out to light for me when looking for a FDE.
Khaki looks nothing like FDE. That was 4 bucks well spent...
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good deal!!!!!!!

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Duracoat is really good to work with and should be able to get you any color you want. They eve have a disposable airbrush if you are not in possession of one now.

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