filling engraving

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by BWilder, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. BWilder

    BWilder New Member

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    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.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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

  3. BWilder

    BWilder New Member

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    how would you go about doing it?
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    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-
     
  5. BWilder

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    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?
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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

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    ill let you know how it goes with jb weld!
     
  8. HOSSFLY

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    Kool- mite try it myself :)
     
  9. BillDeShivs

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    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.
     
  10. BWilder

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    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
     
  11. BillDeShivs

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    Using a rigid sanding block keeps everything level.
     
  12. BWilder

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    thanks ill look into that. but ive duracoated before and the only prep i did was clean/degrease the metal. i have sandblasted once before applying duracoat but couldnt tell the difference