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GlockComa
02-23-2006, 9:30 PM
What paint do you use to paint in the stamped emblems on your lower?

Would it be ghetto to use white out and nail polish? Hahaha

TKo_Productions
02-23-2006, 9:37 PM
Try this:

http://www.memorableplaces.com/m1garand/whitelettering/whitelettering1.html

TonyM
02-23-2006, 9:40 PM
Socom Black, just like the rest of the lower. ;)

I'm not a fan of the filled in SAFE/FIRE markings myself. I know where it is by the lever, and and not so blind that I can't read it from 9 inches away..
:D

BamBam-31
02-24-2006, 1:39 AM
Testor's. Slap it on, let it dry, then use a patch w/ a bit of CLP to wipe off the spill-over.

GlockComa
02-24-2006, 8:39 AM
TKO thanks for the info.

LOW2000
02-24-2006, 6:16 PM
China marker or crayola.

They might be called "ethnic markers" these days. This is liberal PC central we live in ya know...

Kevlarman
02-24-2006, 9:29 PM
There are plenty of black and red china (aka grease) markers to be found, but I'm having a heck of a time finding a white one! :mad:

I'd rather not resort to mail order for a $2 pencil.

metalhead357
02-24-2006, 11:32 PM
There are plenty of black and red china (aka grease) markers to be found, but I'm having a heck of a time finding a white one! :mad:

I'd rather not resort to mail order for a $2 pencil.

You Too! MAN, I've been looking dang near everywhere for the White grease pencils! I finnally went the way of the Testor's model paint. So far so good.... I'm cheap too and cant see spening $5.00 S/H for a $2.00 pencil!!!!!

Anyone here actually try the Crayon route?

phish
02-24-2006, 11:39 PM
You can find grease pencils at those artsy-craftsy stores like Michael's, or sometimes fabric stores.

I did mine with crayons since they were free. It's kind of a pain since the wax is harder, but a couple passes with a Bic gets them nice and gooey.

Turbinator
02-25-2006, 7:37 AM
Testor's. Slap it on, let it dry, then use a patch w/ a bit of CLP to wipe off the spill-over.

I tried this before, the Testor's paint I used was oil based and any spillover didn't get cleaned up with CLP. How did you manage to get that part to work?

Turby

double_action
02-25-2006, 9:57 AM
Anyone here actually try the Crayon route?


I did, check my avatar and the attached image.

BamBam-31
02-25-2006, 10:43 AM
The Testor's I have is oil based as well. CLP on a patch will rub it off a little at a time. Just keep at it. Stays better than the grease pencils, in my opinion. I did my Stags, RRA, and Superior Arms lowers with Testors white. Did the logos, plus the red FIRE and white SAFE.

Renron
02-25-2006, 11:07 AM
Just about any wholsale tile or granite seller will have the grease pencils, or home depot sells a "kit" that has several colors (Red, White, Yellow, black) ~$5.00.

Renron
02-25-2006, 11:10 AM
We used to use a paint pen with extra fine tip to write on the fly fishing blanks when I made my own fly rods. Thad'll werk. Various colors are available. Rainbow barrel? :eek:

donger
02-25-2006, 11:46 AM
Couldn't you just use some red and white fingernail polish?

metalhead357
02-25-2006, 6:00 PM
Couldn't you just use some red and white fingernail polish?

Dont see why not- just for those without a woman in thier lives might find it easier to buy model paint or a grease pencil!! LOL!;)

thanks for the crayon info.

Metalhead

Kevlarman
02-25-2006, 7:21 PM
Just about any wholsale tile or granite seller will have the grease pencils, or home depot sells a "kit" that has several colors (Red, White, Yellow, black) ~$5.00.

I'll try Home Depot/Lowes.
I've already tried Wal-Mart, Office Depot, Michaels, Staples without success.

xenophobe
02-27-2006, 2:44 AM
Longs Drugs. In the pens and stationary isle. PenTel Oil Pastels... for like $2 you get 12 colors. Cheap.

colossians323
02-27-2006, 3:37 AM
Grease pencils at OSH in the tool corral, by the welding items.

CrazyGunner
02-27-2006, 8:55 PM
Seems like the oil would do well, but prob wont stay as nice and as long as real paint.

metalhead357
02-27-2006, 9:56 PM
Grease pencils at OSH in the tool corral, by the welding items.

Ahhh, Didn't try there- thanks.

FWIW-- I think my home depot's retarded. No one in tools, tile, welding, or anything had ANY idea of what I was talking about.....

xenophobe
02-27-2006, 10:12 PM
For under $2 at Longs Drugs, you get a 12 color set of oil pencils (more like crayons)... The Black, Red and Grey all work really well....

Look for a box that looks really similar to this:

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/5562/35064902ts.gif

xYourLocalAR15x
03-01-2006, 3:02 PM
http://www.dropshots.com/photos/54079/20060301/171422.jpg

phish
03-01-2006, 3:06 PM
^ very nice! :)

I did the same thing with my Lauer. I think just filling in the logo makes it stand out just enough, without it looking too "busy" by filling in the model number and s/n.

I tried filling in the other letters, but the stamping is too small and I didn't like the results.

phish
03-01-2006, 3:12 PM
just curious, are we filling in the "safe" and "fire" stampings because its an "HK thing"?

mea culpa, but I own one...

xYourLocalAR15x
03-01-2006, 3:31 PM
On behalf of my brother "Yea, #$%#@#". :D
For me... I just like the way it looks. My fire stamping is orange so it's not a copy of the HK... It's OG! hahaha


just curious, are we filling in the "safe" and "fire" stampings because its an "HK thing"?

mea culpa, but I own one...

metalhead357
03-01-2006, 9:00 PM
Can anyone Using the CRAYON method tell me how well it holds up over time? I just did 2 guns this way and wondering how well it will sustain the heat? (Did a barrel marking on a Trapper '94 and a Garand).

Do I get to plan on bringing a rag if/when it melts off?:confused: