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BWilder 02-26-2013 12:52 AM

filling engraving
 
what could be used to fill in engravings on a slide? looking at a metro arms 1911 but dont like the logo and other stuff on the slide. i would duracoat it after filling it in.

HOSSFLY 02-26-2013 01:25 AM

I think most remove them--
I hate "billboards" too---

BWilder 02-26-2013 03:22 AM

how would you go about doing it?

HOSSFLY 02-26-2013 12:25 PM

If you know anyone who works in a machineshop, you could see if they would be willing to fire up the surface grinder for you- If not, sanding is about it as far as i know-

BWilder 02-26-2013 01:47 PM

thanks for the reply hoss. ive read that jb weld could be used to fill it in then sand it smooth? think thatd be covered up good with some duracoat?

HOSSFLY 02-26-2013 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BWilder (Post 1154914)
thanks for the reply hoss. ive read that jb weld could be used to fill it in then sand it smooth? think thatd be covered up good with some duracoat?

Well, if you do good a prep & using paint it just might--:)
JB is some great stuff when applied correctly----

BWilder 02-26-2013 02:58 PM

ill let you know how it goes with jb weld!

HOSSFLY 02-26-2013 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BWilder (Post 1154977)
ill let you know how it goes with jb weld!

Kool- mite try it myself :)

BillDeShivs 02-26-2013 07:50 PM

JB Weld is just epoxy with metal dust added.
Duracoating requires media blasting to properly adhere to a surface. If you blast a part with "filled" lettering, the blasting media will abrade the softer epoxy more than the surrounding steel-making the lettering show.
Block-sanding with a fairly coarse grit paper, rather than blasting, might work before painting.

BWilder 02-26-2013 08:10 PM

ive never done the sanding method before, but to me it would seem that you could see the recess where you sanded down the engraving. like the slide curves in the middle


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