Knights Armament (KAC)
Charlie's has a custom FDE color, and has arranged to have Duracoat create a color just for us. Yeah, I know, everyone has their own FDE. Ours is dull flat dirt. Maybe we should call it DFE. We start with a Knights 11-rib black rail, remove the hardware and Duracoat in FDE. It is pretty solid. It will take a lot to chip it and show black.
We remove the clips with a special tool we found, and then prep and coat, and put the clip back on. Sounds simple, but we had trouble with traditional tools which scratched the surface of the rail cover. Now we just get it done. After ruining a dozen rail covers, we do have a simple process.
the color is a light FDE, more of a desert sand.
KAC’s iconic Ribbed Rail Panels have seen use all over the globe on US military M4 Carbines. The lightweight polymer panels are ribbed for an enhanced grip, and help insulate the support hand from barrel heat. While originally designed for use on the KAC M4 RIS and M4 RAS rails, these panels are also compatible with many other railed handguards.
Note: This is not solid polymer FDE, but black polymer which has been coated in an FDE color. We have not been able to scratch the surface to show the black, but with extreme wear or cutting, you could.
Why Duracoat? Why not Cerakote? We use both, as well as other coatings, like Norell's Moly Resin. Each has its place. We prefer Duracoat on polymer surfaces. We bake it a long time on very low temperatures, and it comes out very nice. Very durable, does not chip, and you have to really try to remove it. If we did not tell you it was coated, you probably would not realize it. And the color... GTG !!
Charlie's Custom FDE (not as orange as Taupe. Closer to KAC Tan, but more dull)
Part No. KM-95047
One (1) rail cover