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gunplumber
September 22, 2017, 18:18
I'd been pondering it for a long time, and finally did it.

I think it turned out well.

Nice wood, eh?

http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/wp/fal/l1a1-wood-fake-01.jpg

http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/wp/fal/l1a1-wood-fake-02.jpg

Bell and Carleson fiberglass handguards.

Epoxied in a metal insert for the screw. Sanded down the texture. Added wood grain with side of checkering file. Sprayed with Krylon Satin Dark Brown. Washed with alcohol based red/brown and wiped off the highlights. Will probably give a spray with satin or flat polyurethane for wear resistance.

yellowhand
September 22, 2017, 18:27
Those came out great!!!!!!

01BIRDDOG
September 22, 2017, 18:56
Yes i think they look good.

tac-40
September 22, 2017, 19:06
I like.

That is some good WECSOG stuff right there. Making something into what it isn't. Shall we add Faux Woodcrafter after GP's title?

A little more gray and they'll look like coachwood.

Hoover 1
September 23, 2017, 06:42
Very nice!

gunplumber
September 23, 2017, 10:01
yeah, and I could fill one of the holes with Marine Tex

That didn't occur to me either. But then I'd been trying to sell these for $20 for over a year with no takers, so I had nothing to lose.

slavicshooter
September 23, 2017, 12:03
https://s26.postimg.org/55c97dblx/Adobe_20170923_115924.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/55c97dblx/)

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VALMET
September 23, 2017, 12:26
Those sets look really good

garandguy10
September 23, 2017, 12:27
First it was Fake News, now we have Fake Wood.

Good job.....:bow: