New here (obviously) was referred by a calguns member. Anyway, I'm ordering the desert tan tomorrow, but found a pic with some rail guards that perfectly match the ACR color. Anybody know how these were done, or where they were bought - gotta do this...
I've got paint but nothing coyote to guinea pig it and do a comparison. Makes sence though. I like the coyote and wanted an acr in the color but am just not feeling small coyote parts with what I've done with my painting. If I were to come across a coyote acr though id snag it and donate a portion of my liver for it. I've yet to see one in person.
It's easy to dye them and the RIT dye color you're looking for is their tan color. It doesn't take much, a few caps worth in the pot of water I used. Heat it up, dip your stuff for about 45 seconds, stir it around, remove and rinse and dry it off.
Remember, it's easy to make it darker but you can't make it lighter so run some tests first to get your technique and recipe down. Do small batches at a time otherwise you'll have parts soaking for much longer that can change the color.
It won't be an exact match to the coyote but it's very close in my opinion. Normal FDE looks almost gray next to the ACR but after they're dyed it passes for factory.
You could get some duracoat to match it too. Call up Lauer and ask for "ACR Cheekpiece". Light coats with an airbrush will make a very close match too.
I know how you fell OIF0709, I'd love to have a coyote ACR too. When I bought mine I hadn't found this forum yet and all the pictures of the "coyote" ACR on bushy's website looked like they were some weird kind of mustard yellow so I didn't want to chance getting one and being repulsed every time I looked at it, thus I went with the trusty black. Oh well...