Coloring OEM Ruger clear 10-22 magazines - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > >

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-25-2019, 12:39 PM
Sherlock

Join Date: 
Jul 2010
Posts: 
77
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Coloring OEM Ruger clear 10-22 magazines



Log in to see fewer ads
In a galaxy far, far away I remember articles about using Rit dye to color the Ruger clear Mags.
Some,espically the red ones were in my opinion a beautiful clear red color. I have been long gone from here and am in the process of getting my "worked over" 10-22 out and back on the range. There was at one time a bull barrell/stock package I have. I inalled an extenced magazine release, and a trigger with a stop. A lot of work went into polishing but not replacing other internal parts.

I have graduaated from WW ammo. My pick at the moment is Eley Edge (10.00/50).

For accuracy I will pair it with a CZ 455. I have a single shot adapter from Australia to help a bit.

If there is a sticcky let me know.

sherlock Oklahoma
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-25-2019, 01:56 PM
crackedcornish's Avatar
crackedcornish
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2006
Posts: 
4,064
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
here's a link to my thread about it
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-25-2019, 10:44 PM
Sherlock

Join Date: 
Jul 2010
Posts: 
77
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
dyeing clear Bx1 magazines

These are the posts that I remember. Many thanks. I sent a
PM requesting info on which Red dye to use. I have a gray overmolded stock with dark blue barel. A little color is needed.

Sherlock Oklahoma
Reply With Quote
 
  #4  
Old 06-26-2019, 05:04 AM
crackedcornish's Avatar
crackedcornish
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2006
Posts: 
4,064
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
for me, of all the colors I did, I found red to be the hardest to get right

I was either getting stuff that was close to pink, or stuff that was really dark... looking black without a light shining thru them

these were my early attempts at red


but I finally got it

indoors


out in the sun



it's been awhile since I did any mags...now that the kids are getting into building their own rifles, I may have to dig the dye stuff out and do some with them
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-30-2019, 05:16 PM
Sherlock

Join Date: 
Jul 2010
Posts: 
77
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Clear magazines are frosted not clear. Look for PM

New OEM clear magazines are frosted with a lot of flashings on the edges. POOOOOR quality control.

Sherlock Oklahoma
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-30-2019, 08:08 PM
crackedcornish's Avatar
crackedcornish
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2006
Posts: 
4,064
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
New OEM clear magazines are frosted with a lot of flashings on the edges. POOOOOR quality control.

Sherlock Oklahoma
sorry to hear they didn't come to you clear...can you post a pic of the frosted mags?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-01-2019, 10:43 PM
Sherlock

Join Date: 
Jul 2010
Posts: 
77
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
phtos of "frosted"" clear Bx1 mags

I have never mastered the art of posting photos. Like many "old farts" I will turn to my 15 yr old grandson. Charlie is light years ahead of me.

Sherlock Oklahhoma
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-18-2019, 04:39 PM
Cast
US Navy Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Apr 2009
Location: 
North Texas - God's Country
Posts: 
824
TPC Rating: 
100% (6)
I just ordered a batch of old dye and Rit Pro line dyes that actually say it will dye plastic. High hopes. Dark Brown, scarlet, black, Navy Blue.

We will see.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-18-2019, 05:27 PM
crackedcornish's Avatar
crackedcornish
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2006
Posts: 
4,064
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cast View Post
I just ordered a batch of old dye and Rit Pro line dyes that actually say it will dye plastic. High hopes. Dark Brown, scarlet, black, Navy Blue.

We will see.
why black?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-19-2019, 07:04 AM
Cast
US Navy Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Apr 2009
Location: 
North Texas - God's Country
Posts: 
824
TPC Rating: 
100% (6)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crackedcornish View Post
why black?
I found a couple of cheap boxes. Why not? I do not see black mags any more.

And yes, I got four new mags from Grab a Gun yesterday and the quality has slipped. They are no longer polished to remove frosting and mold fill marks. I will post pics of old and new mags later.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-22-2019, 12:34 AM
Sherlock

Join Date: 
Jul 2010
Posts: 
77
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Frosted Clear Bx1 mags

I SENT MY 3 FROSTED CLEAR MAGS BACK TO rUGER WITH A NOT SO NICE LETTER. I SAID THAT IF FROSTED MAGS ARE NOW THE "NEW NORMAL" KEEP MY 3 AND SEND ME 3 BLACK. I SUGGESTED A 4TH FOR MY TROUBLE.

I NOW HAVE 3 BLACK MAGS. I HAVE NOT YET SEEN THEM NOR READ ANY CORRESPONDENCE IF ANY. MyY PARTNER HAS THEM.

Beware any advertised and if you do find some CLEAR ones buy then. So much for Ruger quality control.

sherlock Oklahoma
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-22-2019, 06:50 AM
crackedcornish's Avatar
crackedcornish
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2006
Posts: 
4,064
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
thanks for the heads up on the state of the clear mags
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-22-2019, 06:51 AM
crackedcornish's Avatar
crackedcornish
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2006
Posts: 
4,064
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
thanks for the heads up on the state of the clear mags

I'll have to get a couple, and see how they take to the dye
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-22-2019, 09:10 AM
Cast
US Navy Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Apr 2009
Location: 
North Texas - God's Country
Posts: 
824
TPC Rating: 
100% (6)
I received my Rit Pro dyes. Interesting that the directions say to add a teaspoon of detergent to the dye mix.

That could help those trying and failing to get the dye to take.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-24-2019, 09:59 AM
dufferDave
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
May 2012
Location: 
west edge of Ft Worth (over the edge?)
Posts: 
950
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
SYNTHETIC

Did you try the RIT liquid for synthetic fabrics?

Worked great for me. Worked with several colors that I tested. And BTW, I have learned to use only a little of the bottle of dye (like, a half-ounce or so) and mix with only a small amount of distilled water, and using a small stainless steel container that keeps the dye mix deep enough to cover the mag body. If you want more color intensity, you can add a few drops of dye, or soak longer, but I have stopped mixing the entire bottle with quarts of water....I mean, that stuff is a PITA to store afterward. Working with small batches, I don't feel bad about dying several mags and then dumping the dye mix down the drain.

And go cruise your local good will stores and flea markets for small stainless steel cups and small containers, usually pretty cheap. Or look in Wmart sporting goods for a stainless camping coffee cup for a couple bucks. You don't need to make a batch of dye mix big enough to bathe your car, just for a little mag body.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ruger OEM barrel Que'd (revisited) Frank3 10/22 Barrels - Factory & Aftermarket 2 12-10-2016 04:40 PM
Magazine Lips Roadrat High Standard 32 11-21-2016 11:46 PM
Ruger No. 1 Rimfire Conversion Complete! TEDDY BEAR RAT Ruger - Other 10 06-11-2015 08:12 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 AM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x