Painted engravings

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by Subcomp9, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Subcomp9

    Subcomp9 New Member

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    Just painted the engravings on my xd9. Tell me what you think

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  2. gladesbassin

    gladesbassin New Member

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    Looks good man, how do you like the xd?
     

  3. Subcomp9

    Subcomp9 New Member

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    Thanks and i love it shoots great couldn't ask for a better 9
     
  4. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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  5. DuraCoater

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    Looks good. Which method do you use?

    I know of several;

    - crayon (laugh, but one of the most common and it works)

    - sharpie

    - actual paint

    I use the crayon the most. Doesn't dull or come out unless I want it to, then it takes a bristle brush to get it out. :D
     
  6. one_crazy_dude

    one_crazy_dude New Member

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    I've Used my wife's white mail polish, works good.
     
  7. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    I've been using model paint and duct tape, works good

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  8. DuraCoater

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    Here are two rifles I did with a large sharpie (you basically smear it in and wipe away the excess with a paper towel). Keep doing this till it builds up:

    (The forum auto shrinks it - which is awesome btw - but if you click the bar above the photo it will give you a much better look at the detail)

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  9. jeepejeep

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    I've done almost all my guns with white nail polish. Lasts a looong time and looks good.
     
  10. DuraCoater

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    Yup, nail polish works.

    But when you want to do a bright green for SAFE and bright red for FIRE on an AR - the red may be possible, but can't say my wife ever had any lime green fingernail polish.

    So I jack my daughters bright green crayon for those. :cool:

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  11. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    With my GLOCK all I use is nail polish too.



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  12. clyderay44

    clyderay44 New Member

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    I am having trouble getting the white residue off, any ideas?
     

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  13. DuraCoater

    DuraCoater New Member

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    Sink + wire brush.
     
  14. HOSSFLY

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    You did a gud job but honestly i wish the only markings on any gun was maker,caliber & serial number (wish there was no serial number needed) :cool:
     
  15. jeepejeep

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    Clideray44, what did you use to color in the lettering? I used nail polish ans nail polish remover rubbed lightly after the polish dried worked for me.
     
  16. clyderay44

    clyderay44 New Member

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    I used white nail polish and got most of it off with nail polish remover, I just can't get the small white haze off
     
  17. bobbyjay256

    bobbyjay256 New Member

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    Knife will do it just be steady and light to the touch. CLP will help over night if you want to restart
     
  18. bobbyjay256

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    Couple guns I have done for ppl and they turned out nice
     

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  19. mikeymike

    mikeymike New Member

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    Cool idea guys. I know what I am doing tonight
     
  20. Gonzilla

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    How are you applying the model paint ? I've heard a toothpick...and nail polish remover for mistakes but was worried it could get messy or harsh chemical - permanent...

    Sharpie - now that's creative and I like the idea of just wiping it off - assuming it comes off. How many layers does it take ?

    Crayon - OK - that's outside the box (no pun intended) - how do you apply it ? Crush it in n wipe or brush out excess ? How long does it last ?

    Wish I had a junker to practice on so if I screw it up I could just laugh about it. How do you prep the surface - wipe it down w rubbing alcohol ? Does any of the above need to be sealed w a clear (nail polish etc.) finish ?
     
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