Just a quick run across the web.
This is a discussion on Gun "painting"? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Mods, please move this if it doesn't belong here (and if you could, let me know you moved it). On one of the gun forums ...
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On one of the gun forums I frequent (i thought it was this one), people had advice for coloring in the markings (logo's, fire selectors, etc) with a variety of different items (some kind of pen, crayon, nail polish). I did a search, can't find it. If someone happens to know, can they post a link? mods, maybe make it a sticky? It was a thread that was pretty long, with a boatload of pics.
I just tried the crayola method yesterday on my AR. It was a pain and I made a mess of wax dust. The crayon was not very easy to wip off the excess. Maybe I was doing it wrong. It didn't look nearly as good as some examples online. I just removed it with toothbrush. I'd like to try it again using a different method.
I used a white Crayola brand crayon on my XD9sc. It filled in nicely, but did take a little elbow grease to rub some of the excess off the flats, but it looked great when I finished.
It lasted a good while without any kind of a treatment or lacquer over it. It does eventually start to wear off after a while if you don't use some sort of sealer over it. However, it's easy enough to redo. I haven't redone mine since I did it the first time. I figure I know how to do it now if I ever want to do it again.
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Brownell's sells sticks of laquer in various colors, very good looking and durable. Easy to work with. I'll bet you can make back the cost by charging your buddies a couple of bucks to fill in their guns. I use plain old acrylic paint to color code all my Glock magazines. That's easy to do, slap on a blob of paint over the numbers or letters you want filled in, wipe with an alcohol prep pad and the excess wipes off leaving the numbers filled in.
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If you want just white lettering try “white out” typewriter fluid, works nicely and easy to wipe off leaving lettering filled out.
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Thanks ram rod. Anyone have any more links? I could have swore it was on here..and had a dozen pages or so with a ton of pictures. Maybe I dreamed it...who knows.
I wanna do it...but am afraid to mess up one of my guns.
water-color paints look great, but don't last too long.
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