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USMCALLEN
04-14-2009, 11:32 PM
Anyone know how to paint the markings on a lower reciever? I tried to search here but for some reason search dosent bring anything close to what Im looking for. Anyone have any ideas?

badicedog
04-14-2009, 11:39 PM
use automotive touch up paint and brake cleaner to clean up the excess. Take your time, use the brush, make sure the paint fill up the engraved area you wish to paint. let set for a couple of minutes and wipe off the excess. :thumbsup:

USMCALLEN
04-14-2009, 11:40 PM
wouldnt cleaners eat away the finish of your lower?

jhaselton
04-15-2009, 12:08 AM
You can use Crayon's too. It's not permenant but it looks good and you can figure out your final design before you actually put some paint on it. Just grab a Crayon and rub it in there and fill in the grooves. Use your nail or a dry paper towel to wipe off the excess.

hkdad
04-15-2009, 12:14 AM
try these... works really well!

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/productdetail.aspx?p=7778&st=lacquer%20stick&s=

ironcross
04-15-2009, 12:21 AM
By the way there is a Guide in the Gunsmith area.

See here: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=59672

Pryde
04-15-2009, 12:38 AM
Automotive cleaners will NOT eat your finish.
I would highly suggest you follow badicedog's directions instead of using a lacquer stick or crayon.

If you will look at the linked thread, using that method results in your rifle having a ugly colored haze around the lettering that looks really cheap. Take the time to do it right and make it look professional.

glock_this
04-15-2009, 6:42 AM
Anyone know how to paint the markings on a lower reciever? I tried to search here but for some reason search dosent bring anything close to what Im looking for. Anyone have any ideas?

a shock the search did not work for you ;) as there are topics here about that.. one I recall would be years old by now though.

l did both nail polish & crayon for FIRE SAFE fill-in job and it turned out pretty well - though I liked nail polish better.

you can see results in my signature link

fallbrook79
04-15-2009, 7:32 AM
i used to use a toothpick on my cars paint chips just dip it in a jar of touch up paint and let it drip in the markings and fill up you wont see any brush marks and should leave little mess.

armygunsmith
04-15-2009, 8:01 AM
Personally, I'm a big fan of the LACQUER-STIK Brownells has. Reason is that it makes it easy to take off and isn't too hard to reapply if needed.

Monoz
04-15-2009, 3:05 PM
+1 on using Crayons - especially if you think you might change your mind later.

joe84780
04-15-2009, 6:10 PM
what's the best thing to use to remove the crayon???

glock_this
04-15-2009, 6:15 PM
heat? melt it?

Monoz
04-15-2009, 6:41 PM
what's the best thing to use to remove the crayon???

Pick it out with a toothpick, use a hairdryer to melt away any excess.

sreiter
04-15-2009, 7:33 PM
havent tried i, buy a grease pencil might work

AlbcAlbrr
04-15-2009, 7:51 PM
Looks like a good method to me:

http://www.ar15armory.com/forums/Painting-rollmarks-t21008.html

Jwood562
04-15-2009, 8:45 PM
automotive paint FTW. East to use. available in every color and lasts foreveer against all gun cleaners.

use duplicolor auto tocuh up paint available at any walmart, pepboys, autozone etc etc etc.
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/scratchfix2in1.html


generously fill in the markings. remember paint shrinks as it dries so be sure to get it to flow well in the grooves while trying not to get too much on the outside but dont worry about excess.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn158/jwood562/1-1.jpg

now take some solvent on a cleaning patch and wipe off the excess

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn158/jwood562/3-1.jpg

jhaselton
04-17-2009, 8:34 AM
what solvent did you use to clean it with?

Plisk
04-17-2009, 8:36 AM
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn158/jwood562/3-1.jpg

Do I spy a FailZERO hammer?

Jwood562
04-17-2009, 6:29 PM
jhaselton: "what solvent did you use to clean it with?"
I used some aersol gun scrubber sprayed on a cleaning patch and using my finder flat on the surface you can wipe away the excess (with some pressure and my fingernail under the cleaning patch) and the paint that flowed into the grooves is safe. I heard hoppes works also. remeber the paint is tough so worjk the patch a few times.

Plisk: "Do I spy a FailZERO hammer?"

No, just standard issue with Rock River LPK

COBRA MASTER
04-25-2009, 10:23 PM
crayons look like crap on a lower man,

You can use Crayon's too. It's not permenant but it looks good and you can figure out your final design before you actually put some paint on it. Just grab a Crayon and rub it in there and fill in the grooves. Use your nail or a dry paper towel to wipe off the excess.

jhaselton
04-25-2009, 10:28 PM
It doesn't look as good as paint but it does work. Also, it's easy to remove if you want to take it off or change it.

mydogsmonkey
04-25-2009, 10:32 PM
i used white out for white markings, looks pretty good, remember to get good fills cause it does dry up. it took me a while to get it right

Bowser
04-25-2009, 10:33 PM
Might try this.

Ezekiel2000
04-27-2009, 10:30 PM
Just did this tonight using some Testors enamel I bought at Michaels for $1.49 each. Followed the instructions found on AR15 Armory (http://www.ar15armory.com/forums/Painting-rollmarks-t21008.html).
Coloring the rollmarks was a lot easier than taking non-blurry pictures of the finished product!
http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/7568/1015x.jpg
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/5583/1014x.jpg

Also decided to try it on the Glock using a gray for a little more subtle look...think it turned out well...
http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/1655/1020x.jpg
http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/9492/1019x.jpg

StraightShooter
04-27-2009, 10:46 PM
Looks good ezekiel. I never thought to do that to a glock, ill have to try it on mine.

sirnonz
04-28-2009, 12:22 AM
looks good will try this over the weekend