AR Build

mcdaniel

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I spent the afternoon painting and putting a lower together. I had installed an MOE handguard last night, so it looks great.

Started with this Palmetto State Armory Lower
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Cleaned it with this
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mcdaniel

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This is Enamel Thinner, its what I used to clean up the enamel after it is on the lower.
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I like these blue shop towels. (And Diet Coke)
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mcdaniel

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Here is one pictogram painted.
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And here it is cleaned.
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And here is the Fire pictogram painted.
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And here is one side completely done.
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mcdaniel

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To get the Magpul FDE color I had to mix my own. I used OD Green and flat tan. A diet coke cap makes a handy paint holder.
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Here is the logo and roll mark with the enamel on.
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This is what it looks like when you are wiping the excess off.
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Almost clean...
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All done.
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mcdaniel

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Here is the LPK going in, Liberal use of tape to avoid scratches.
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Almost there...
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And the buttstock is in----Lower is done.
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mcdaniel

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And here is the final product... Delton Middy upper, YHM flip up gas block and flip up rear. MAGPUL MOE furniture.
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I plan to swap out a few pieces- but everything will either stay on this rifle or go into a pistol build I am collecting parts for- God bless the modular platform.
 

mcdaniel

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Thanks.

I did not thin the paint. I used toothpicks as "paintbrushes" and by tracing the grooves, I got decent coverage. I did two coats on the FDE that I mixed up. I didn't want to have to try to match it at a later date.
 

mherman18

Member
I would like to know the exact steps you did because I am ordering a spikes lower to build and thought about this and didn't know how to approach it. Thanks in advance!
 

Avtomat-Acolyte

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My wife and I did the markings and calibers on my USP 45 and her Glock 36 using bright red crayon and then scraping off the excess with a credit card.
 
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