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cpttango30 05-04-2010 03:09 AM

Another Project.
I have a Ruger MkII Govt Target Model pistol. It is in rough shape. It got left in the trunk of my moms car in the summer and something spilled on it. A lot of the blue is missing and it has pits in the metal. I seen a way to fix the pits with jb weld or something like that. But Then I can't blue it. SOOOOOOO I am going to paint it with Brownells Aluma-hyde II paint. I am also going to add a set of Volquartsen Volthane Target Grips.

My question is what color or colors should I use to do this job. FTF Picks and I will do it. your choices are

flat black
Park Gray
SS Gray
Semigloss black
O.D. Green
Earth Brown
Dark gray park
Desert Tan


Dillinger 05-04-2010 03:10 AM

Pink. With Sky Blue Accents.

Only the best for Tangolicious. :D

cpttango30 05-04-2010 03:23 AM

They don't make it in those colors you peter puffer.

CA357 05-04-2010 03:37 AM

Dark gray park. You always see blued or stainless, black is common whether gloss or flat. Grey or black park seems to common. Coyote, O.D green and desert tan are cool, but it's not a tacticool pistol. Earth brown doesn't work for me because it conjures up AR type rifles. Therefore, dark gray park.

I rest my case. Please hold the applause. ;)

dteed4094 05-04-2010 04:13 AM

Paint it rust red and put it back in the trunk.

CA357 05-04-2010 04:27 AM


Originally Posted by dteed4094 (Post 280201)
Paint it rust red and put it back in the trunk.

Now, that's absolutely brilliant! :D

pandamonium 05-06-2010 05:18 AM

Use the flat black and the park grey and do zebra type stripes. :cool:

jeepcreep927 05-06-2010 10:48 AM

What made you decide on Alum Hyde? I used it on a .17HM2-10/22 conversion barrel and the trigger group. The barrel was a Majestic Arms aluminum shroud matte finish barrel and I just wanted to change the color. It grabbed well on the matte finish of the barrel.

On the trigger guard I scuffed the aluminum with 220 grip paper thinking the Aluma Hyde would stick. It did, but not very well. The bow of the trigger guard chips and flakes at the slightest contact with anything. You gonna blast your Ruger first?

NGIB 05-06-2010 11:21 AM

Tango, have you shot one with the VQ grips? I had them on an older Mk II and I didn't care for them much - I prefer basic Hogue's like I have on my Mk III Hunter. As far as a color goes, I like flat black or dark gray...

cpttango30 05-06-2010 11:26 AM

OK Let me add something.

I AM NOT doing some GHAY azz paint scheme like Zebra stripes or Leopard spots.

I am thinking of adding a new front sight like your dave.

I am looking at the Aluma-hyde because it is not a bake on finish and it was easy to use. I didn't want to spend $100 + on a duracoat system. I didn't want to send it off and have it done.

I think I may do the flat black finish.

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