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Posted: 2/25/2006 8:28:01 PM EDT
I'd like to add some color to the engravings on my lower.

What products are available? Maybe some type of enamel or model paint?

Anyone done this?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:31:37 PM EDT
model paint
nail polish
china markers
crayon

most will work well.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:37:38 PM EDT
defintely crayons', where the headlights' MARCUS.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:38:30 PM EDT
You have to use a fill in and wipe away wax / chalk / or paint unless you get a prof to do it for you. There are a lot of manufacturers that have this wipe away fill on the market.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:50:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 5:52:36 AM EDT by btill]
There is a product called "Bonanza Gold" and "Bonanza Silver" made just for that purpose. I'll see if I can locate where to purchase it. I've used it and it works well. Bill T.

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/productdetail.aspx?p=6633&s=

Brownells has it.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:54:12 AM EDT
I use a white or red crayon - easy and if you don't like it its easy to remove. It helps to have the metal warm.

Chinook3
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:56:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chinook3:
I use a white or red crayon - easy and if you don't like it its easy to remove. It helps to have the metal warm.

Chinook3



I tried that, worked great.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:10:49 AM EDT

Daughter's crayola crayons.



Been there for two years with no need touch up. I did both sides so I would have an easier time seeing where the safety was if someone else was shooting.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:25:33 PM EDT
OK, at first I thought the crayon was a joke, but I guess not.

Give me an idea on technique. Color heavily over engraving, then wipe off excess? Do you use a solvent to help remove the excess and smooth the filling?

I assume this won't work for barrel engraving
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:31:06 PM EDT
china marker how to

previous thread
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:09:03 PM EDT
I want to give this a try but im not sure if ill like it, so i plan on using crayons. any tips?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:26:24 PM EDT
i cleaned the area first with rubbing alcohol and then filled the letters up with the china marker. removed excess with clp. really easy
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:30:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JL7:
i cleaned the area first with rubbing alcohol and then filled the letters up with the china marker. removed excess with clp. really easy



I tried doing it this way, but the clp would take the china marker back out..... partially at least.

And the red china marker stained the black lower a red tint.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:37:47 PM EDT
i cleaned that up with the rubbing alcohol
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:12:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 8:13:40 PM EDT by 2hawk]

Originally Posted By sjr87:
I want to give this a try but im not sure if ill like it, so i plan on using crayons. any tips?



Seperate lower and upper
Clean the area to be done with a degreaser
Heat the area with a blow dryer
Rub the crayon on it. It'll melt all over the place if its too hot, don't worry about it.
Let things cool off a little, and scrape the excess crayon off. Use a plastic putty knife or something similar uless you're really sure of yourself with razor blade.
Let things cool down all the way and remove any leftover bleed on the finish with clp, alcohol, etc.
Careful with the wipe, if you have a strong solvent you can wipe the color right out of the engraving.



Easy as pie. Cheap, durable, and reversible if need be.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:39:01 PM EDT
Thanks everyone!!

Oh, and thanks for not flaming me with 'use the search button', or 'check the archive' (although I should have).

I think I'll go the crayola + hair dryer method. My kid has lots of colors to choose from. Anybody tried periwinkle? How about silver? Hey, I just found a metalic ruby red crayon in his box!! Pimp an AR anyone?
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