Painted some letters on my pistol

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  1. Mrjenkins

    Mrjenkins
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    I don't feel like I did a very good job. But here is a before and after

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  3. Mrjenkins

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    I also touched up the blueing a bit. It had alot of muzzle wear from rubbing on holsters. I haven't shot it yet. I hope it feeds hollow points well
     
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  4. AZgunGuy

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    Looks really good to me especially for not going the air-brush route (or im assuming) looks professional.
     
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  5. Mrjenkins

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    It's actually nail polish lol
     
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  6. Mrjenkins

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    Just dab it over the letters you want colored and let it dry and wipe excess off with nail polish remover. I was gonna try crayon but obviously it would melt
     
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  7. AZgunGuy

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    ha! nice...yeah nail polish works well....my OCD self does the whole blast/prep/mask/air-brush...which with my schedule takes like a week haha
     
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  8. Mrjenkins

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    It took me about 30 to 45 minutes to get it the way it looks. It was 3 coats. Idk how I feel about the colors yet though
     
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    I prefer the tire crayon --much less work
     
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  10. Mrjenkins

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    Haha, I had a crayon in my hand and paused for a minute. Turned and asked my wife what colors of nail polish she had. Doesn't it melt?
     
  11. billdeserthill

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    I have a S&W with orange tire crayon filling the lettering in on the barrel
    I doubt it melts, sure stayed on the hot tires pretty good
     
  12. Mrjenkins

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    I don't work in the auto industry and know enough to work on my truck myself. I wasn't aware of tire crayon
     
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    grainger.com sells them under tire crayons
     
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  14. Alexx1401

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    Have to say I had never heard of them either. I see the guys at the shop marking them, never paid attention to what they were doing. Amazon of course has them as everything :) Could find them in Yellow, red, and white, not sure if they make more colors. The one did say they were good to 130 F so as long as you are not shooting to the point of the gun getting too hot to handle may well work. My guess would be if not should not be hard to take back off. Being in the lettering I would guess it would most likely stay even when hot unless you tried to rub it out of them.
     
  15. billdeserthill

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    I use something called a lacquer stick to re-do the numbers on combo dials,
    Amazon has them too www.markal.com/solid-paint-markers/lacquer-stik/
     
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    Now that looks like an even better thing to try for this.
    From the product: Markal® Lacquer-Stik® Fill-In Paint Markers Specially formulated paint in stick form designed to color-brighten stamped or engraved lines and lettering. Paint stays flexible, expands and contracts with the surface. Contains no solvents. Long-lasting paint will not rub off or smear. No mess or waste, eliminates dripping brushes and paint spills.
    Sounds like it's made for just this.
     
  17. billt

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    I did gold lettering with Walnut grips on my plain Jane Beretta 92-FS.

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  18. Mrjenkins

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    That is a very nice improvement!
     
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    Just added another $50 to the resale price!
     
  20. old4570guy

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    I did these myself. Very easy. Some like it some don't. (Couldn't find the picture of my Security 9, Camo job.)

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