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Old December 17th, 2016, 03:57 PM   #1
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Navy Digital 'Hydro-Dip'

Hey, we just got our stock back from 'Northwest HydroPrint' in WA State. The color turned out just great, for our liking. I went with a 'matt' finish and then the protective coat, cost about $125 for all, then shipping.

I'm just throwing this here as an option or idea, not necessarily recommending a particular company. This did turn out much better than one I had years ago, new operation and came out really shiny.

My picture may not be real great. I did specify medium to darker 'blues' so not to end up to bright.
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Old December 17th, 2016, 04:04 PM   #2
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I used a can of spray paint for $5.00, works great for me.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 06:17 PM   #3
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That's a great pattern. I like it.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 07:34 PM   #4
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Looks good to me, I wouldn't mind one of those myself.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 08:11 PM   #5
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I've been thinking of doing the same in Kings Desert Shadow (my favorite for the desert Southwest):



I tried dipping my own rifle before (my DCM AR), but wasn't satisfied with how it turned out. The stock and handguard were easy enough, but the upper/lower receivers were a pain; especially the areas around the carry handle and the front sight:



I bought my DIY kit from "mydipkit" or something like that; pretty reasonable price. I may look around for a decent price on a used polymer/fiberlass unit and give it a whirl again.

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Old December 18th, 2016, 04:39 AM   #6
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I like it. Of course I'm a navy guy also. Look great.

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Old December 21st, 2016, 11:29 PM   #7
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Looks nice, I've never seen anyone do that pattern, cool!
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 01:33 AM   #8
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Im really liking the unicam ii camo. I am thinking of picking up an Eberlestock GS2 in that and I might as well have a gun to match it.... Its all about accessories.

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Old December 22nd, 2016, 05:16 AM   #9
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wiguy,

Can we get more pics of that, some close up?

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Old January 3rd, 2017, 06:50 AM   #10
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Here are some close ups, should be a little better.

We were up North snowmobiling a few days ago. Among other issues we had a porcupine messing around right at our camp & under it. They eat the bark off trees, usually I leave them be. This one had to go.

Since my Son's favorite gun is the M1A he wanted to use it on the porky. Just a little tracking in the snow & there he was. This Porky will now enter the food chain, the scavengers will enjoy the meal.
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How's this for a picture of the M1A in action?
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 07:17 AM   #12
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Wiguy if you don't mind me asking what was the name of the outfit
That did it? I'm in Washington. Thanks Joe

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Hey, we just got our stock back from 'Northwest HydroPrint' in WA State.
http://www.northwesthydroprint.com/

how durable is the finish?

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Old January 3rd, 2017, 08:48 AM   #14
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It will scratch. I did opt for a protective coat from NWhydroprint. Maybe I could add my own extra protective coat? That may be the best option, though I didn't want it real shiny.

One other thing, the NW hrdroprint site shows a bunch of patterns. I ended up sending them a picture off the web of the navy Digital pattern we were trying to copy. They said they could custom adjust to our desires, since they didn't have the exact pattern we were looking for.

So with that picture and our desires for medium to darker blues, we got what we did. Some of those bluish Digital patterns use very bright blues. When the zombie apocalypse comes to pass, one would prefer the more muted colors, or so that say.

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Old January 3rd, 2017, 08:57 AM   #15
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you could add your coat and use one of those plastic pads to take the shine off

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