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BeyondTheBox 05-08-2013 03:52 AM

Sharpie fix?
 
Anyone else use sharpie to color in nicks, dings, scrapes or scratches on their guns/parts?

They make an industrial strength sharpie that stands up to chemicals and extreme temperatures which I've found great for repair or touch up work on older guns. Just refinished the sights and grip screws on all my guns, looks great.

I used to use these on my watches in pvd finish. It blends in much better with bluing than pvd coating when doing touch up on scratches, almost unnoticeable.

Really nice to add a strong contrast back to old sights. A little model car paint for the dots and sharpie for the body, and voila...!

DrumJunkie 05-08-2013 04:22 AM

Blued guns I use a cold blue to fix wear or nick issues. Parked guns I don't do much of anything. I know a few that do the sharpie thing. Seems to look OK. I have a hard enough time keeping up with the pen I keep in the truck,

BeyondTheBox 05-08-2013 04:48 AM

How does this cold blue work?

I like simple & quick, but efficient and that's why sharpie has fit the bill for me to this point.

SigArmored 05-08-2013 01:39 PM

Someone way back when showed me the value of the old school no.2 pencil.I've used it to help fill in small nick and to rub out the start of surface rust.That and a little motor oil.

DrumJunkie 05-08-2013 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox (Post 1240525)
How does this cold blue work?

I like simple & quick, but efficient and that's why sharpie has fit the bill for me to this point.

clean and degrease the surface and apply. I do a few applications using steel wool in between. It's not sometihng I"d use on a whole gun but it works pretty good for touch up.

kirbinster 05-09-2013 03:43 PM

Go with a Birchwood / Casey Super Black touch-up pen -they are designed for this. http://www.birchwoodcasey.com/Finishing/FinishingDetails.aspx?ProductID=59279d6c-0bd0-467e-9c92-9c6654bb60b0

pioneer461 05-09-2013 10:35 PM

A few years back, I landed a job with Leupold. During the final inspection and packaging after assembly, if minor scratches or blemishes were found in the anodized tube or parts, out came the magic sharpie.Fortunately that wasn't necessary very often. If you should purchase a Leuopold, or any brand scope for that matter, give it a close look. If you find a sharpie fix, you may be able to talk the dealer into knocking off a few bucks, or at the least, exchange it for one without blemishes.

HockaLouis 05-11-2013 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by kirbinster (Post 1241830)
Go with a Birchwood / Casey Super Black touch-up pen -they are designed for this. http://www.birchwoodcasey.com/Finishing/FinishingDetails.aspx?ProductID=59279d6c-0bd0-467e-9c92-9c6654bb60b0

There's also a Blue pen they make...

Presto Gun Blue Pen, 13201 PSP. Mine was $9.99+

http://www.birchwoodcasey.com/ProductSearchResults/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=89677702-b5ea-4c4b-a363-f412c6638a29

I have used marker on a pocket knife nut and on scratches in aluminum receiver. A friend used black nail polish.


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