This is a discussion on Navy Digital 'Hydro-Dip' within the Stock forums, part of the Rifle Forum category; 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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.