Quick and easy way to add some personality to your babies

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by ThinkFastHolsters, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. ThinkFastHolsters

    ThinkFastHolsters New Member

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    It's nothing new, but I didn't see a thread on this yet so I figured id start one. I recently did the color fill on my m&p shield and it came out so good, I did my G19 and my AR lower too. Just thought id post some pics! I went with the nail polish technique because it was readily available (my wife didn't care for it to much though) and because I felt it would outlast a crayon. ENJOY!
     

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  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Nice. Haven't seen that technique before. Creative idea for sure.
     

  3. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    Please explain techniques.
     
  4. cvia

    cvia New Member

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    How long does it last? When shooting and the gun gets hot will fade or burn? I want to do it but shouldn't it be duracoat?
     
  5. bigrock44

    bigrock44 New Member

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    I also used nail polish to color fill my G20 and my AR Pistol. It was really simple and took no more than 15 minutes.
     
  6. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    I did the same thing some time ago with my Ruger LCP with red nail polish.
     
  7. ThinkFastHolsters

    ThinkFastHolsters New Member

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    http://rhk111.com/2012/04/29/color-filling-your-glocks-engravings-with-nail-polish/

    Here is a very good article with a video that gives step by step details. As far as of the polish will burn or fade with shooting, I'm not sure, as I just did this a few days ago. I haven't read anything to that effect so far from other people who have done it. I feel that if it did, all you would have to do is remove what is done as repeat the process.
     
  8. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    You can also use paint pens that are available at WalMart and other stores. The pens come in different colors and will last longer than the nail polish. If you use the paint pens you need to use graffiti remover.
     
  9. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    Remember when the Taurus PT 1911 came out and it had the white lettering and everyone said how gawdy it was. WTF? :confused:
     
  10. fupuk

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    I did the same thing to my wifes Glock17 with a bright green and ive been carrying it everyday for about three months and its still as good as the day i put it on. I will post pictures in a minute when i find it. I also did the front sight with the green nail polish.
     
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  11. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Had to find the pictures in my phone.
     

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  12. ThinkFastHolsters

    ThinkFastHolsters New Member

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    Man that front sight is BRIGHT! Almost looks like tritium in the pic! Haha
     
  13. cvia

    cvia New Member

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    Ok I'm convinced. Going to go buy some nail polish and some remover. Nonacitone right?
     
  14. ThinkFastHolsters

    ThinkFastHolsters New Member

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    The polish I used had acetone. It doesn't matter IMHO
     
  15. loctite44144

    loctite44144 New Member

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    Just did mine m&p 9
     

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  16. ThinkFastHolsters

    ThinkFastHolsters New Member

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    Lookin sharp!
     
  17. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Did u use non acitone nail polish to wipe of the rest
     
  18. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    I did the same few months back

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  19. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    I've done most of my firearms.

    Better quality nail polish does look better.

    Gold glitter gets on EVERYTHING

    Acetone based nail polish remover (or just acetone), very light touch with kimwipes or gun cleaning pads. Take your time, try not to rush, don't press too hard.

    Wipe down the area with acetone before doing the nail polish. It will pull the oil off the surface as it's cleaning, so after the polish dries, make sure to re-oil the area.