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Polymer 80 Colors & Rit Dye | Guide

The Polymer 80 frame is available in a handful of colors, making it easy to find the perfect color for your build.

Regardless if you are building the Polymer 80 Subcompact(Glock 26), Compact(Glock 19), or Full Size(Glock, 17), there will be colors perfect for you!

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This article looks at all available colorable and some of the best Polymer 80 color combinations (P80 frame, upper parts kits, accessories) to consider.

Polymer 80 Frame Colors

The most popular color for the Polymer 80 (Glock) frame is black. 

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Black goes with everything and is perfect for a stealthy look. If you are looking for something, a little different, OD green is a great option. 

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Gray is another popular choice for the Glock enthusiast and can be matched with various Glock slide color schemes.

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The black Polymer 80 is perfect for those looking for the classic Glock look. Most factory Glock’s come with a black frame and slide.

polymer 80 grey lower


The grey version of the Polymer 80 frame is another option for enthusiasts who don’t want a solid black pistol. The grey Glock frame is also perfect for going in almost any direction in the color choices for your upper and lower Glock parts kit.

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Cobalt is one of the more unique colors in which the Polymer 80 subcompact, compact, and full size are manufactured.

The color cobalt is a silverish blue and can offer a cool modern look to your Glock pistol.

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OD Green

The OD green Polymer 80 is perfect for those who want their pistol to stand out from the crowd. The olive drab or OD Green color is ideal for building a tactical or hunting-themed Glock.

OD Green is an excellent choice if wanting to add a bit of color to your build. The OD green Polymer 80 can be paired with a black or gray slidSeveral special forces units around the world carry the Glock (P80) type pistol as a standard issue sidearm.

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Flat Dark Earth (FDE)

Polymer 80 sells quite a few of their FDE or Flat Dark Earth 80% Glock frame online. FDE is a prime color for those who want the perfect blend of earth tones in their pistol.

The FDE Polymer 80 can be matched with a black, grey, or tan slide.

If you want to remain with an overall stealthy build with a bit of “pop,” FDE(Flat Dark Earth) is the way to go.

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Coyote Tan

The coyote tan version of the Polymer 80 is one of the more unique colors offered by P80. The Coyote Tan color provides a unique look to your build.

If you are in a desert area in the southwest of the united states or the Middle East, the Coyote Tan P80 is perfect for blending into your local environment.

The Coyote Tan can also be harder to detect while carrying if concealment is a priority for you.

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Blue Titanium (Blue TiN)

The blue titanium option for the Polymer 80 is a great way to add a little flair to your Glock pistol build. The blue color is vivid and different, making people ask, “WTF” is that?

The blue titanium finish can also be used to match other blue accessories or parts on your pistol.

This color is also great for various theme builds if you want to create something that is one of a kind and matching.

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The White Polymer 80 lower Glock frame has a cult following.

The White is often chosen for the famous “Storm Tropper” build, where an all-white Glock is built to stay in theme with the Starwars firearm.

The White 80% frame is also perfect for those looking to create a custom color using Rit Dye. Since it is a blank canvas, you can dye it absolutely any crazy color you can dream up!

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Robbins Egg

The Robbins Egg version of the Polymer 80 is perfect for those who want their pistol to stand out from the crowd. 

The Robins Egg Glock frame is a bright electric color that will turn heads at the range!

Polymer 80 Model Color Options

These colors are available for almost every model of Glock that the Polymer 80 lower frame supports.

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The PF940v2 or full-size frame has all the above color options for Gen 1-3 9mm G17, 34, 17L; .40S&W G22, 35, 24; and .357Sig G31 P80 builds.

These colors are also available for the Polymer 80 Subcompact Pistol Frame kit or PF940SC, which are compatible with the Glock 26 and Glock 27.

The most common option and the P80 model with the most customization choices is the Polymer 80 Glock 19 PF940C

. This model works with and has every color option available for the Glock 19 and Glock 23.

The Single Stack variant or Polymer 80 Glock 43 PF9SS is more limited by only having black, grey, and FDE as stock color varieties (read more below on Rit Dye, and then you can have any color you want on your new SS).

Last but not least, if you are a fan of “God’s Caliber,” aka .45, do not worry. You can still get this in Black, Grey, White, and every other color for your Polymer 80 Glock 20/21 PF45 80% standard pistol frame.

Polymer 80 (Glock Build) Color Combinations & Schemes

One of the most significant selling points of the Polymer 80 is the total and complete customization that the gun builder has over their final firearm.

You can customize and use your Polymer 80 frame to achieve many color combinations and schemes.

You can customize not only the frame color and Glock slide but also:

  • Magazine Release
  • Pins
  • Rails
  • Slide Release
  • Slide Plate
  • Ejector
  • Magazine Base Plate
  • Trigger
  • Trigger housing
  • P80 Lower Parts Kit
  • P80 Upper Parts Kit
  • And more

Polymer 80 Custom Colors

If all of the stock/factory Polymer 80 colors are not enough for you and you have some precise requirements, have no fear; you can go custom.

Creating custom colors for your Polymer 80 is as simple as getting your hands on some quality and suitable color dye.

How to Rit Dye your Polymer 80

If you assumed you simply dunk your newly delivered P80 frame in the dye, let it dry, then call it a day, you would be wrong.

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While it is not insanely difficult to dye your Polymer 80 a custom color, there are some steps you need to follow to have a successful custom-dyed build.

Let’s jump right in.

Items needed to Rit Dye your Polymer 80:

  • Rit Dye – Most brands will work great here, but check the reviews on Amazon.
  • Water
  • Degreaser – Any type of kitchen soap
  • Hot plate
  • Stainless steel bowl/pot – Big enough to fit the Polymer 80 lower frame
  • Rubberbands – Any will work fine
  • Plastic bag or Ziploc – Big enough to hold the Polymer 80 lower frame
  • Metal cooking pan
  • Patience (If you have 3d printed a frame such as the Plastikov V3 or the Sphynx Beretta 92 you will know patience)

Steps to Rit dying your Polymer 80:

  1. Wash your Polymer 80 frame thoroughly in hot water using a degreaser such as dish soap (Note: For the best results, scrub with a toothbrush).
  2. Heat the dye in the Stainless steel bowl/pot (Note: it does not need to be boiling. A warm simmer is best).
  3. Score / slice holes into the Ziploc or, even better, grocery store bag.
  4. Seal your Polymer 80 frame in the plastic bag, so it is tight around the lower.
  5. Wrap rubberbands around various parts of the firearm, so the bag stays tight to the P80 frame.
  6. Place in the Rit Dye for 3 – 5 minutes (Note: Use your best judgment here based on your base frame color and desired finished color).
  7. Transfer the dyed P80 to an ice bath for 10 – 20 minutes.
  8. Place your new custom-colored P80 on a hot plate to the lowest setting until dry (Note: Keep an eye here to not melt the polymer/plastic).
Polymer 80 Custom Color – Rit Dye


Just like that, you now have a Polymer 80 in the color of your dreams.

You can also play around with various techniques to add texture or multiple colors to a single pistol frame.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Polymer80 discontinued?

Nope! Polymer 80 is alive and well. You can purchase Polymer 80s on the internet and have them shipped to your home. There are only a few states that have banned 80% firearms such as New York and New Jersey.

What color is Polymer80 Cobalt?

The P80 in Cobalt is a sliver frame with a tinge of blue.

Is a Polymer80 as good as a Glock?

This depends on you. If you take your time to build, check tolerances, and test fire your Polymer 80 it can be just as reliable as its Glock counterpart.

Can you dye a Polymer80 frame?

Yes, you can use a Rit Dye process to dye your Polymer 80 frame in the color of your choosing.

Can you change the color of polymer80/Glock?

Yes, the best process we have found is utilizing a heated Rit Dye process. We detail all of the steps to getting your desired color in this article.


So, what’s your favorite P80 color? 

We hope you enjoyed this overview of the factory colors available for the Polymer 80 Glock frames. Have you decided on a color yet? If not, don’t worry – we can help!

Rit dye is a great way to customize your 80% pistol frame and make it uniquely yours.

What are you waiting for? Pick out your favorite color and get started today. 

Thanks for reading!

DISCLAIMER: This article and/or product is not manufactured, authorized, endorsed, or warranted by GLOCK. “GLOCK” is a federally registered trademark of GLOCK, Inc. and is one of many trademarks owned by GLOCK, Inc. and GLOCK Ges.m.b.H. Neither 3D Gun Builder nor this site is affiliated in any manner with, or otherwise endorsed by, GLOCK, Inc.


Written By

Cody Y.


Cody is a staff writer for 3D Gun Builder.

Cody brings years of experience in firearms, 80% builds, 3D printing, and internet security.

He owns six 3D printers and enjoys spreading his knowledge of modern day gun smithing around the world.

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