The Ultimate Rit Dye Guide for Dyeing your Magpul PMAG
Last June we posted a review of the Magpul Sand PMAG. In the article, I briefly went over the steps to dyeing a sand PMAG using Rit Dye. During that test, I noticed some colors did not turn out the same as what the bottle says it is supposed to be. So I decided to try every color and have a comprehensive color chart. I would not try mixing dyes or dipping a PMAG in different dyes to get different colors. I reached out to Rit Dye and they sent us 25 bottles of their most popular colors for testing. This meant I had to raid the Gunmag Warehouse (no pun intended) for 25 Sand PMAGs.
After a few stops, I found a bread pan that is just the right size for the PMAG. This way I won't need as much water. In order to stay consistent, I only used three capfuls of dye for every color. I used the same bent wire coat hanger to lower and raise the PMAGs into the dye. I decided to dip the PMAGs one minute at a time up to three minutes. Only a couple colors went on to five minutes.
Below are the results of the dyeing.
Black turned out a very dark blue compared to the factory black 40rd PMAG to the right.
The bottles look different but they are the same color. Not sure why the yellower bottle says "NEW".
As you can see, taupe does not come out as you hope or expect. In my previous attempt, it turned green on me.
Kelly Green is another color that does not turn out as you would expect.
As you can see in the photos above Taupe, Kelly Green, Pearl Gray and Black do not turn out as expected.
I hope this has been helpful. A Tutorial Video will be coming soon showing every color seen here and how each mag was dyed.