Color chart

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.

pmag rainbow

 

Black turned out a very dark blue compared to the factory black 40rd PMAG to the right.

BLACK

black

 

PEARL GREY

Pearl Grey

 

GOLDEN YELLOW

Golden Yellow

 

SUNSHINE ORANGE

The bottles look different but they are the same color. Not sure why the yellower bottle says "NEW".

Sunshine Orange

 

 HARVEST

Harvest

 

 CAMEL

Camel

 

APPLE GREEN

Apple Green

 

TAUPE

As you can see, taupe does not come out as you hope or expect.  In my previous attempt, it turned green on me.

Taupe

 

DARK GREEN

Dark Green

 

EMERALD

Emerald

 

TEAL

Teal

 

KELLY GREEN

Kelly Green is another color that does not turn out as you would expect.

Kelly Green

 

AQUAMARINE

Aquamarine

 

ENAMEL BLUE

Enamel Blue

 

NAVY BLUE

Navy Blue

 

PURPLE

Purple

 

VIOLET

Violet

 

COCOA BROWN

Cocoa Brown

 

WINE

Wine

 

CHERRY RED

Cherry Red

 

SCARLET

Scarlet

 

FLAME

Flame

 

FUCHSIA

Fuschia

 

PINK

Pink

 

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.