Which Crayons for filling?

Which Crayons for filling?

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    Which Crayons for filling?

    for those who have used crayons to fill the factory engraving on handguns...
    which crayon works best? Crayola brand or will the cheap Chinese crayons work?
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    I have found "White Out" made for correcting something actually written on paper to work the best.
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    Ive used White Out to freshen up the old white dot sights on my 30 yr old Sig...but that using the end of a paperclip to drop
    a small dab of it on the sights.
    How do you use it to fill engraved areas? Swipe and rub? Use Solvent or water to clean it off the surface areas? or just rub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB53 View Post
    for those who have used crayons to fill the factory engraving on handguns...
    which crayon works best? Crayola brand or will the cheap Chinese crayons work?
    ...............melts in your mouth - not in your hand................
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    I used a product called Lacquer silk fill in paint.

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    Use testor's model paint! A very light wipe with a paper towel to remove excess after it drys a few minutes.
    Final clean with any solvent, let the paint dry overnight and re-oil the firearm as normal.
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    Excuse me but why put this crap on your guns............?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxHeavy View Post
    Excuse me but why put this crap on your guns............?
    Some people want them to be purty.
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    Gramps uses Crayola white crayon. I think it is ghastly but he likes it. Makes it easy to find my guns in the safe though since they haven't been "blinged" in white.
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    Wonder if I could use scented markers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxHeavy View Post
    Excuse me but why put this crap on your guns............?
    lol...that's not the question. perhaps that is for another thread though.
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    There are lots of videos that explain how to successfully color fill engraved gun parts. This one is a quick way that will give you good results.



    There are several another ways that that uses multiple layers of paint. It takes longer but the results IMO are all about the same, maybe worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGP250 View Post
    There are lots of videos that explain how to successfully color fill engraved gun parts. This one is a quick way that will give you good results.



    There are several another ways that that uses multiple layers of paint. It takes longer but the results IMO are all about the same, maybe worse.

    Thanks for posting that. I have an old S&W from the 60's that was color filled at the factory with a similar gold fill
    and have always wondered how they might have done that. Looks like there's a variety of ways but the paint/swipe
    in the video looks a lot better than crayola wax.
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    I use finger nail polish and remove excess with acetone free cleaner.
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