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    Where do I find black airline fittings?

    Hi there, first post but I've been an occasional lurker here over the years.

    I have a new Mag on the way to me and I'm looking for airline fittings to plumb it up. I have plenty of the standard nickel plated elbows kicking around, but this mag is all dust black and I don't want to put anything shiny on it.

    I've been searching and googleing and all I've come up with so far is some 1/8npt fittings from auto racing parts companies.

    I know I've seen black elbows on several Mags on the forum... so where are you guys getting them?

    -Levi

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    Ebay has gloss Black ones , I have never seen any dust Black though.

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    Ninja and Macroline Guy used to both sell them. They are just powdercoated if I'm not mistaken and scratch/wear pretty easily. The CCM ones are nice because you can get them in dust or gloss black. Pricey though.

    Quick google search brought up a few options. Google "black swivel macro".
    Last edited by OPBN; 03-21-2013 at 01:54 PM.

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    Yeah...ccm fittings always give a final touch to any marker...tons of colors also

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPBN View Post
    Ninja and Macroline Guy used to both sell them. They are just powdercoated if I'm not mistaken and scratch/wear pretty easily.
    I've had both Ninja and Macroline Guy fittings. The paint on the Macroline Guy fittings chips and smashes pretty easily. Ninja uses what I think is called black oxide. I think the Ninja fitting end up looking better after you put them on because tool marks don't show up as much on them.

    I would also recommend looking into the CCM fittings. They are very nice.

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    Thanks guys!

    Those CCM fittings sure are sexy... I'll probably end up going with those for this marker.

    I have a couple of classics that I'm thinking of giving the black shrink tube over braided stainless treatment. Who makes black 1/8npt elbows for this kind of setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    Who makes black 1/8npt elbows for this kind of setup?
    You can find those at a few different places. I got a couple from Ninja about a year go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbotts77 View Post
    You can find those at a few different places. I got a couple from Ninja about a year go.
    I guess I'll have to give them a call, I didn't see them in their catalog.

    Thanks

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    The CCM fittings are the nicest and most durable. First, there's no reason to ever put a tool on the black part. Second, the black part is anodized aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    Thanks guys!

    Those CCM fittings sure are sexy... I'll probably end up going with those for this marker.

    I have a couple of classics that I'm thinking of giving the black shrink tube over braided stainless treatment. Who makes black 1/8npt elbows for this kind of setup?
    Steer clear of the swivel aluminum fittings. They so not seem to like high pressure. Once had a marker that I set up with these. Aired it up and 3/4 leaked like crazy. Literally blew the rubber seals out.

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    Ninja no longer carries black macroline fittings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbotts77 View Post
    You can find those at a few different places. I got a couple from Ninja about a year go.
    I emailed Ninja this morning. The closest they have to a black elbow is grey. Hmm... I could get them annoed but that seems like a lot of trouble to go to for an elbow.

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