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For my latest build, I ended up getting a lower build kit in FDE. I've never really been an FDE kind of guy, but it was nearly $40 cheaper to get the lower build kit in FDE than black. I ended up getting a $3 box of RIT dye and dyed the furniture black. It turned out great. It isn't an exact match to the Magpul black (as you can see by comparing the stock, grip and trigger guard to the PMag). I may have left it in too long. I meant to only leave it in for 2 hours but I forgot to set a timer, forgot about it and only remembered it about 8 hours later. It is actually a blacker black than the stock PMag. It almost makes the PMag look like it has some tan in it. Weird. It looks great though. I could probably match my magazines up by dying them for a couple of hours, but it isn't too much of a noticeable difference to bother me.

Not bad for $3.

Before and after:


Next to stock black PMag:
 

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I honestly can not tell a difference from the pic. Good job.

Personally, I like the FDE look. Too bad you ruined everything....... :cry:
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j/k. :D
 

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Hmm, I have an orange Speedfeed stock for my 500 that I bought for $30 because the black one was $80. I was contemplating finding an orange forend and doing the shotgun silver for the marine/boat look.

I feel like I would prefer it black after looking at this.
 

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No, the dye doesn't rub off after its dry. It's a great way to change the color and you would have to gouge the plastic pretty deep in order to show the original color. Besides, all you would need to do is a quick touch up job if it happened anyway.
 
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