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05-18-2011 01:38 PM
sevenservices
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Originally Posted by 99Wrangler4x4 View Post
oh wow I feel stupid...
don't... we all have those moments
05-12-2011 12:58 PM
99Wrangler4x4 oh wow I feel stupid...
05-12-2011 09:52 AM
sevenservices
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Originally Posted by CapnRich22 View Post
at my last job we use to do engraving... when we would do it on any metal, we would get nail polish because they come with a little brush and easy to get it into the engraved letters, but we would just wipe it off with acetone, and it cleans up real nice... not sure what acetone would do to the polymer but yeah good job
Thanks! Based on the videos I watched, I used non-acetone nail polish remover. I agree nail polish works great and its a laquer base. Now I just have to get over the stink of the nail polish and the remover!
05-12-2011 09:41 AM
CapnRich22 at my last job we use to do engraving... when we would do it on any metal, we would get nail polish because they come with a little brush and easy to get it into the engraved letters, but we would just wipe it off with acetone, and it cleans up real nice... not sure what acetone would do to the polymer but yeah good job
05-12-2011 09:12 AM
sevenservices not sure what you mean? It fills in the lettering that is already stamped into the metal...
05-12-2011 08:09 AM
99Wrangler4x4
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Originally Posted by sevenservices View Post
depends how deep the lettering is, always worth a try. If you screw it up just use a little more remover and it will come clean to try again.

The trick is really to scrape across the top after you fill the lettering. Then clean up around the letters before that drys. Let the letters dry for five to ten minutes then use just a little bit of remover on a rag to wipe across the letters and it cleans up the little bit left behind on the surface.
I might try it. what do I want it to say though?
05-12-2011 08:08 AM
sevenservices
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Originally Posted by 99Wrangler4x4 View Post
Nice! Think I could do that to my black Remignton 1187?
depends how deep the lettering is, always worth a try. If you screw it up just use a little more remover and it will come clean to try again.

The trick is really to scrape across the top after you fill the lettering. Then clean up around the letters before that drys. Let the letters dry for five to ten minutes then use just a little bit of remover on a rag to wipe across the letters and it cleans up the little bit left behind on the surface. Afterword, I let it sit overnight then re-oiled it.
05-12-2011 07:59 AM
99Wrangler4x4 Nice! Think I could do that to my black Remignton 1187?
05-12-2011 07:06 AM
sevenservices nice, the red white and blue would be cool. I have my eye out for some gold to do the lettering on my .50 cal muzzleloader. I tried red on an older gun to test, it doesn't stand out good on the black. Im thinking they would need to be done in white, allowed time to dry then re-done with red using the white like a primer.
05-11-2011 08:02 PM
Ageless Stranger Looks great! I've seen pictures of one done in Red, White and Blue. It was very attractive as well.
05-11-2011 07:58 PM
Schmo
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I dig it.
me too
05-11-2011 07:46 PM
sevenservices
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Originally Posted by Mortalis5509 View Post
I dig it.
I was surprised how easy it was to do. I watched a few videos and saw things I liked and didn't like... used the best of them to do it. Worked awesome! I can't stress enough how much the business card helps. It really helps to spread the paint down into the letters and shaves off the other 90 some percent making it really easy to clean up.
05-11-2011 05:21 PM
Mortalis5509 I dig it.
05-11-2011 03:44 PM
sevenservices
White lettering a firearm

I white lettered my Glock 30 (Sub compact .45) yesterday. Its not to hard of a process, I looked through youtube videos and found a combination of things to work awesome.

Best paint I found is white nail polish as it is made with laquer

Best way to clean is with alcohol

spread paint into the letters then scrape across them with a flat shiny business card like a putty knife to push the paint deep into the cracks and also shovel off any excess for easy cleanup.

Then, clean it up with nail polish remover (non-acetone) and a lint free cloth, let it dry overnight and oil 'er back up.






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