Looking for a Spray Paint to match Flat Dark Earth

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by indyfan, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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    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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  2. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Brownell's Aluma Hyde in coyote is almost perfect.
     

  3. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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

    KG Products should have it, too.
     
  4. USEBOTHHANDS

    USEBOTHHANDS New Member

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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.
     
  5. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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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
     
  6. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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

    indyfan New Member

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    Khaki looks nothing like FDE. That was 4 bucks well spent...
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2011
  8. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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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.

    Dura link
     
  9. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Thats a nice paint job. Tell your friend he did a nice job. Also, ask him what he needs all those lantern batteries for.
     
  10. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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    I'm glad I went with the Alumahyde 2 in Coyote color, matches Magpuls Flat Dark Earth perfectly (Painted rail above the original Magpul MOE Stock in FDE)

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  11. lancelot86

    lancelot86 New Member

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