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EastWestKy
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Posted: 10/9/2010 5:37:03 AM EST
How do you fill in the engravings on the lower with color? What method and paint do you use?
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Posted: 10/9/2010 5:44:20 AM EST
I use white crayon.
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Posted: 10/9/2010 5:50:11 AM EST
Crayon, china marker, testors model paint, fingernail polish, etc. About the easiest way I've seen is to fill it in, then wipe the excess off the top with a rag with with some acetone.
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Posted: 10/9/2010 7:08:35 AM EST
I think I have perfected it. You will need the following; Testor's Enamel, Makeup application sponges, gun oil (CLP), cleaning patches. I take the makeup sponges and dip them in paint and overfill the engraving marks. Use plenty of paint. I then let it dry for 10-15 minutes. After it is fairly tacky and dry, take a cleaning patch that it soaked with CLP and start to break loose and wipe off the excess paint. I use the wax-on/of method. Once you get the excess cleaned off, let it dry some more. Finally, to wipe off every bit of excess, put a little bit of CLP on a clean sponge and start wiping off any excess or film using a single one-direction wipe. Also, I like to use the flat colored Testor's Enamels. Have fun and don't be afraid to mess it up, you can't.
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Posted: 10/9/2010 9:08:22 AM EST
Elmer's paint pens, you can get them at Walmart. Slop the stuff all over roll mark wait 20 min then wipe most of excess off with Hoppes #9, wait another 20 min and wipe remaining excess off with hoppes#9 and you are done.

If you try getting all of the excess off at once it may come out of the roll marks especially it they are shallow ones.
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Posted: 10/9/2010 9:11:35 AM EST
Paint sticks. They are like crayons. Got mine from Brownells.
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Posted: 10/9/2010 11:38:25 AM EST
I used testores enamel, it turned out pretty good! How does enamel hold up to the heat of a slide? I've got a pistol I want to color, I used crayon, but it just melted off..?
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Posted: 10/9/2010 3:38:08 PM EST
Been using Testor's enamel for years. Paint sticks are a mess. Crayons are for kids. The Testor's virtually applies itself to rollmarks, holds up to heat and gun oils, and can be removed with some thinner, a toothbrush, and elbow grease...




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Posted: 10/10/2010 4:50:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By FYRARMS:
Been using Testor's enamel for years. Paint sticks are a mess. Crayons are for kids. The Testor's virtually applies itself to rollmarks, holds up to heat and gun oils, and can be removed with some thinner, a toothbrush, and elbow grease...

http://www.imageviper.com/displayimage/140359/0/mega_1.jpg
http://www.imageviper.com/displayimage/109273/0/lmybushy4.JPG
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Nice work! I've been thinking about doing one of mine.
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Posted: 10/10/2010 5:39:51 AM EST
FYRARMS,
How did you manage to get that serial numbered Bushy? Pretty cool.
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Posted: 10/10/2010 8:24:02 AM EST
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FYRARMS,
How did you manage to get that serial numbered Bushy? Pretty cool.
I added a dash of Photoshop.

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Posted: 10/10/2010 8:58:49 AM EST
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here is some good reading on putting colorfill on your ar.

sorry looks like my link is no good any more but if you do a search there was a thread about this and there were some sweet looking ar's.
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Posted: 10/12/2010 6:36:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By bsmith918:
I think I have perfected it. You will need the following; Testor's Enamel, Makeup application sponges, gun oil (CLP), cleaning patches. I take the makeup sponges and dip them in paint and overfill the engraving marks. Use plenty of paint. I then let it dry for 10-15 minutes. After it is fairly tacky and dry, take a cleaning patch that it soaked with CLP and start to break loose and wipe off the excess paint. I use the wax-on/of method. Once you get the excess cleaned off, let it dry some more. Finally, to wipe off every bit of excess, put a little bit of CLP on a clean sponge and start wiping off any excess or film using a single one-direction wipe. Also, I like to use the flat colored Testor's Enamels. Have fun and don't be afraid to mess it up, you can't.


This guy speaks the truth, I followed his method for my daughters retro AR.
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Posted: 10/12/2010 10:48:36 PM EST
I used Testors, thinned down with paint thinner until it was like water...

Used a toothpick to get a drop on the end... sticking the tip in a corner of the depression on the lower and it flowed right into the carvings...
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Posted: 10/18/2010 2:10:07 AM EST
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ive been trying to figure out how to fill the lower for a while to. this post was very helpful. i read it, jumped in the truck and headed for the hobby shop. this is what i came up with.http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g459/cowboy1187/P1010218.jpg
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Posted: 10/18/2010 7:04:25 AM EST
Testers enamel paint, Testers thinner, thin paint brush and Q tips

Paint on heavy and does not have to be perfect.



I let it dry for a couple of hours then wipe off excess with almost dry thinner Q tip.



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Posted: 10/18/2010 7:38:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By Wildomar_AR:
Testers enamel paint, Testers thinner, thin paint brush and Q tips

Paint on heavy and does not have to be perfect.

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy200/wildomar_piper/DSCN1652.jpg

I let it dry for a couple of hours then wipe off excess with almost dry thinner Q tip.

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy200/wildomar_piper/DSCN2170.jpg

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Very nice ... I gotta get me one of those Mega Gator lowers.
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Posted: 11/16/2010 4:28:37 PM EST
TAGGED!!! Very nice work here.
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Posted: 11/16/2010 4:49:46 PM EST
I take testors paint, thinner and toothpicks. Fill the roll marks with thinner and wipe off leaving trace amounts of thinner. Dip the toothpicks in the paint and press into the roll marks. Use the paint sparingly. No mess, no cleanup.
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Posted: 11/16/2010 5:22:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By Wildomar_AR:
Testers enamel paint, Testers thinner, thin paint brush and Q tips

Paint on heavy and does not have to be perfect.

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy200/wildomar_piper/DSCN1652.jpg

I let it dry for a couple of hours then wipe off excess with almost dry thinner Q tip.

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy200/wildomar_piper/DSCN2170.jpg

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That looks awesome got me thinking now
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Posted: 11/16/2010 5:54:24 PM EST
I did mine in Testors enamel also, but I only did the markings and on a whim the Magpul markings on my MIAD.


http://www.apexgunsmithing.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=216&g2_serialNumber=1
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Posted: 11/16/2010 10:42:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By ApexGS:
I did mine in Testors enamel also, but I only did the markings and on a whim the Magpul markings on my MIAD.


http://www.apexgunsmithing.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=216&g2_serialNumber=1


maybe it's the angle of the pic, but it looks like your hammer pin is walking out.
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Posted: 11/17/2010 7:08:27 AM EST
Do the testor paints mix well together? I would like to use a magpul FDE color, but don't think they make it
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Posted: 11/17/2010 7:57:18 AM EST
Model paint is almost always made to mix well, so it can't hurt to try.

808state: The hammer pin wasn't fully seated after the last time I disassembled the FCG, it's back to normal now
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Posted: 11/17/2010 2:44:36 PM EST
There was a good thread going on earlier this year (that I think should have gotten sticky'd). Check it out - there's some good information in there.
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Posted: 11/17/2010 5:59:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By terpdx:
There was a good thread going on earlier this year (that I think should have gotten sticky'd). Check it out - there's some good information in there.

I went there but after the original question nothing comes up. How do you open the archive?
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