Paint for AR15 Select / Safe & Umbrella Logo

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Paint for AR15 Select / Safe & Umbrella Logo

Post by ZombieKraft » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:48 pm

Any suggestions on what kind of paint I should use for safe/fire & my umbrella logo?

Not all my receivers have the umbrella logo so it's ok to suggest 2 different colors of red. I assume flat white is standard?

Putting this in general as I have pistols & SBR's to be painted as well. :-)

Youtube Tutorial Painting a AR15 Receiver

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Model Masters
Insignia Red FS31136 - Flat 170508
Russian Marker Red - Flat 2127
Rot RLM 23 - Semi-Gloss 2073
White FS37925 - Flat 2142

Testors Enamel
Cherry - Flat 1197TT
Red - Flat 1150TT
Stop Light Red - Metallic 1105TT
White - Flat 1168TT

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Re: Paint for AR15 Select / Safe & Umbrella Logo

Post by BullOnParade » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:25 pm

I've only ever used nail polish to whitewall my Glock. It's a hard wearing enamel, and available at the dollar store.
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Re: Paint for AR15 Select / Safe & Umbrella Logo

Post by woodsghost » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:34 pm

I saw this earlier and frankly, I'm not an expert, but I would start with regular paint or, as Bull said above, nail polish, and do the paint job. If you like it I would then strip the paint and watch videos on cerakote or similar paint. But I would learn with something simpler first. If you are already an expert, I have seen amazing jobs done with cerakote. I would start watching videos on how others do that.
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Re: Paint for AR15 Select / Safe & Umbrella Logo

Post by JeeperCreeper » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:58 am

I've used Testors with good results.

The key on anodized aluminum is to wipe it away with mineral spirits on a cloth if you're filling.

I scraped it away on a lower using a credit card, and it is now ingrained in the anodizing as the texture is so fine. Luckily, it was an Anderson beater lower.
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Re: Paint for AR15 Select / Safe & Umbrella Logo

Post by BullOnParade » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:31 am

JeeperCreeper explained the process well, in case you were unfamiliar. Nail polish remover works for nail polish. Several coats are better than one glob.

Put on a layer, after it's dried, use a cotton swab with your solvent and wipe the surface. The more full your markings become, the less solvent you'll want on the swab.
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