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Old 01-24-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I want to paint my New Frontier Lower Receiver with some red paint, I want to paint inside of where it says new frontier and on the fire selection area. What type of paint should I use on the Polymer.

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:30 AM   #2
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Testors model paint works really good for this type of stuff
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Hello everyone, I want to paint my New Frontier Lower Receiver with some red paint, I want to paint inside of where it says new frontier and on the fire selection area. What type of paint should I use on the Polymer.

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Try nail polish....i know you may laugh but ill show you a few pics
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try nail polish....i know you may laugh but ill show you a few pics


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I tried nail polish today but it didn't seem to give a solid finish, it was almost transparent because of its thinness I guess, I'll stop by the hobby store and pick up something. Thanks guys
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I ordered a small bottle of testors bright red paint for a couple bucks w/ free shipping, saves me the hassle of going at lunch.



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I used testors and some nail polish remover on a q tip

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The q-tip idea is smart, I planned on just wiping the excess off with a towel or rag.
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The q-tip idea is smart, I planned on just wiping the excess off with a towel or rag.
If you do it with wet paint it just smears, i tried that. Let it dry some and then take the q tip to it.
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