OD frame turned black...

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  1. hoytinak

    hoytinak Active Member

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    Well, decided I couldn't get used the the OD frame on the G19 (I couldn't find a black one in stock so I just went with the OD) so I decided I was going to sent it off to get duracoated or dyed. After doing a little reading online, I realized I could do it myself with some RIT universal dye. Went to Walmart picked up a bottle and went to work. Took about 45 mins total with degreasing, stripping, simmering and putting it back together. I think it turned out pretty good...what do yall think?

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  2. phatcyclist

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    It looks like you would be hard pressed to tell it from an original black frame. Good job. :happy0001:
     
  3. Texas1911

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    Looks pretty good!
     
  4. chevydeerhunter

    chevydeerhunter Well-Known

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    I would have pegged you for a fuscia kind of guy!:lolz:
















    Looks really nice!
     
  5. fm2

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    Looks great! I would have traded you a black g19 for that ugly OD one you have. :tongueout:
     
  6. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    Good job.How much is the dye?
     
  7. hoytinak

    hoytinak Active Member

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    That's just the lighting in the pic.

    No sure is was a couple dollars a bottle is all, all that is needed is one bottle.
     
  8. Shorts

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    Nice work. :happy0001:
     
  9. hoytinak

    hoytinak Active Member

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    Thanks guys...and Shorts. ;) I'm happy with it, I was comparing it to a buddy's black G19 and neither one of us could tell the difference.
     
  10. onac255

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    looks real good.
     

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