What's the best way to paint etching?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by ccase39, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. ccase39

    ccase39 Member

    Want to paint the etching on my PSA lower red. What are some good methods?

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  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    Degrease lay down a base coat of white or grey model paint let it dry at least 24 hours then use red model paint again let it dry then a clear gloss or flat to preserve paint. It really pops doing that.

    Fingernail polish works great also but not as good.

    Fine tip sharpie paint pens work really well but need a primer coat of white or grey to show well.

    When you paint red over black straight with no primer the black anodize tends to bleed through damping the red

    Diy guy would prolly be the best person to ask. He is pretty damn good at this stuff
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014