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Posted: 10/11/2004 7:07:05 AM EST
Didnt turn out too bad. The knife was a pain in the ass to do. The engraving is about a hair thicker (probably literally!) then the finish, which made cleaning it a BITCH to do without removing the coloring in the lettering. Anyways, whatchya think?







Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:10:46 AM EST
Looks great! i just did my AR last week
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:12:36 AM EST
So it was a color pencile not a crayon? Looks great.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:13:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By RAMBOSKY:
So it was a color pencile not a crayon? Looks great.



It was the Sanford Paper Wrap China Marker
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:22:51 AM EST
Looks pretty cool. Good thing that lever gun is a .22 or you'd be wearing the scope!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:25:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By fastang50:
Looks pretty cool. Good thing that lever gun is a .22 or you'd be wearing the scope!



I know that!! Thats as far forward as the mounts will go though, but its still plenty for a .22 so no worries.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:32:59 AM EST
What about the barrel getting hot and the marker stuff melting? Maybe not on a 22 but what about other guns?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:34:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:
What about the barrel getting hot and the marker stuff melting? Maybe not on a 22 but what about other guns?



In the AR section quite a few people have done it and none have reported nay problems this far, although the markings they fill are usually the fire and safety and maybe the logo which is on the reciever and not the barrel.
A good point anyways, one I hadnt thought of!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:38:55 AM EST
I used Testors Enamel paint.... (the model car paint).

I've had no problems with heat, or with any cleaning solvents, etc.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:40:57 AM EST
looks great
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:43:23 AM EST
cool! not.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:46:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sierra_Hombre:
cool! not.



If your jealous you too can own the above combo for approx 400 bucks.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:48:05 AM EST
I'm sure you picked up at least 1 MOA with that lettering.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:52:55 AM EST
It looks good. Personally I never understood the wanting to "color" in anything on your firearms but to each his own.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:56:27 AM EST
I colored the "SAFE" marking on my AR lower with White Out.

White Out sticks to new anodizing REALLY well, and makes quite a mess unless you have some zylene to clean it off--or maybe mineral spirits or the like.

Once I got the excess off, it looks great and is staying put.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:01:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
I'm sure you picked up at least 1 MOA with that lettering.



Just wait'll I put the Type NRA stickers on!!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:19:12 PM EST
Specop_007,

Where did you buy the Sanford Paper Wrap China Marker? I have a little horsy that I want to stand out.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:23:40 PM EST
Dude that is real sweet looking...

I'm going to do that one of these days.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:53:11 PM EST
Technique, please! I'd like to do this.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:33:18 PM EST
Bumpy to da top for da night crew. I'm very interested in this. What's the best way to get good results?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:36:03 PM EST
I've had some bad experiences trying to do that myself...Looks really nice what you've done though.

I'm NEVER EVER going to try that again...
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:39:23 PM EST
Why not move the scope forward in the rings? Maybe I'm missing something in the set up. Lettering looks good though. Good job.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:41:07 PM EST
Sorry , looked at the picture again. Duh, I missed the adjustment turret! I'm sleepy! Good night.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:11:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 3:28:40 AM EST by Specop_007]
Its very easy to do.
I picked up some Sanford Paper Wrap China pencils are Hobby Lobby. They had them at OfficeMax as well, but only bulk packs. I didnt need a dozen! They only had red white and black, if you want other colors you can find them online. I picked up 1 of each color here
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I cant speak for the online store, first time I've shopped there.

Anyways, once you have the pencils clean the area thoroughly to get off any grease. I used mineral spirits, some use 99% alcohol. Doesnt matter, just get the oil off and try to to ruin the finish doing it.
After that its color time. I ended up doing 3 passes. First pass I pressed down fairly hard to fill in the engraving, then used mineral spirits again to wipe off the excess. Use your mineral spirits or alcohol, whatever you have handy. Mineral oil easily cleaned off the color so I used a Q-tip to apply a small amount on the edge and then wiped over it with a paper towel. Once I had most of it cleaned up I did a second pass with the pencil to fill in the engraving some more and used a bit lighter pressure. Clean, then a third pass with very light pressure. Clean once more, then wipe the area with a cloth and some gun oil to get oil back on the finish.
Thats about all there is to it. Theres a good post in the AR section here
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One thing I noticed is you want fairly deep engraving or its a massive pain in the ass to remove the excess without removing it out of the lettering. Thats the problem I had with the knife, it was pretty tricky to do and still doesnt look quite right.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:24:39 AM EST
You GOTTA mean mineral "SPIRITS" and not mineral "OIL" -- Right?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:28:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By GonzoAR15-1:
You GOTTA mean mineral "SPIRITS" and not mineral "OIL" -- Right?



DOH!! yes, thats it. Sorry, its been a long week, and theres no end in sight.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:06:39 AM EST
Cool. Thank you very much!
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 10:10:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By BlammO:
Cool. Thank you very much!



No problem! Bump for anyone else whos interested
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:01:02 PM EST
tagged.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:20:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By JBritt:
It looks good. Personally I never understood the wanting to "color" in anything on your firearms but to each his own.




I agree....you did a good job.

But I would never want anything to stand out "especially white" on any of my firearms.

The red on the knife looks awesome
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:01:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By USMC_LB:

Originally Posted By JBritt:
It looks good. Personally I never understood the wanting to "color" in anything on your firearms but to each his own.




I agree....you did a good job.

But I would never want anything to stand out "especially white" on any of my firearms.

The red on the knife looks awesome



I like the red too.
I didnt know they made so many colors, so I may go back on the Winnie and do it in yellow or blue or red. Hell, I dunno. Its not that hard to do, in fact fairly easy so trying out different colors wont be too hard at all.
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