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Posted: 1/30/2011 3:35:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 3:41:30 PM EDT by Frogster]
My wife has a Gen4 G19 and I a Gen4 G23 for our emergency bags and I need some way to distinguish the Mags apart.
So I was thinking about spray painting a red strip down the back of the G19 Mags; would Krylon stay put, or would I need to find some obscure super polymer paint compound ?

What are Yalls opinion on the paint thing?
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:53:14 PM EDT
Buy a 9mm barrel for the G23 and you can both use the same mags.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:00:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 4:02:06 PM EDT by cbsaf]
The paint may not be the most extreme finish and will probably wear like crap but for your purpose it will work. If you tape it up good, spray it thin, and allow it several weeks to dry before use, then there will always be a little paint in the texture of that mag unless you use acetone to remove it. Use white for better contrast.

Edit: My opinion comes from the fact that I got some old LE mags with plain old white paint numbers on them. I used darn near everything on them to remove it and they still have faint white paint stains.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:13:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 4:16:17 PM EDT by Frogster]
Originally Posted By PVFD304:
Buy a 9mm barrel for the G23 and you can both use the same mags.


ok.. but in a stressful situation I would like to be able to distinguish between a g23 mag and a g19 mag.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:11:14 PM EDT
I have used Krylon Fusion with good results on various dirt bike parts. I think it would work but I might use white.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:14:31 PM EDT
Buy colored baseplates for your mags.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:20:18 PM EDT
paint your baseplates
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:28:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jerold:
paint your baseplates


this. or simply write with a paint marker on the bottom and backs of the magazines "9mm" and "40"

that's what i do with my G22 mags since i also have a G33 that i use G22 mags for spares except i mark them '357'

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:03:37 PM EDT
Who sells colored base plates?
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:10:44 PM EDT
you could do this...

Originally Posted By Jerold:
paint your baseplates


...or mark them (however you want) with a paint pen.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:19:55 PM EDT
if you want it permanent, go with the paint... otherwise, pick up some colored electrical tape from your local wally world and wrap a strip around the bottom of the mag just above the baseplate. if need be, this tape could easily be removed. this will allow you or your wife to quickly identify mags at a glance. easy, simple, and inexpensive.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:29:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rick458:
Who sells colored base plates?


here ya go....
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:13:49 AM EDT
I use a paint pen that I bought at a local office supply store. So far it has lasted well and is easier then painting with spray paint, just write on it or color like a marker. I think it works well, I mark the mags with my initials so someone doesn't end up with my mags at the range.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:43:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Jerold:
paint your baseplates


this
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:13:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Checkmate762:
if you want it permanent, go with the paint... otherwise, pick up some colored electrical tape from your local wally world and wrap a strip around the bottom of the mag just above the baseplate. if need be, this tape could easily be removed. this will allow you or your wife to quickly identify mags at a glance. easy, simple, and inexpensive.


+1. I just did this for quick ID of different loads in my 9mm mags.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:44:58 PM EDT
As others have said I would think a few dots with a paint pen is the way to go. I just used the touch up paint for my 4Runner to put dots on my mags. Toyota paint code 1D4 stands out nicely.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 3:49:33 PM EDT
just put a colored lable on the floorplate of the mags with the same caliber and a different color on the others. or simply get a silver sharpie and make a small line on the floorplate of one set of mags.
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