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bearj
09-23-2010, 3:06 PM
I've seen a few pictures that people on here have posted where they have painted the engraving markings on their lower. How did you do that and what type of paint did you use. I'm thinking of getting one of the Calguns JD bear design lowers and want to paint the bear. any advise?

Hopi
09-23-2010, 3:09 PM
I used billiards chalk for a temp look during a picture shoot as seen in my avatar....

tomd1584
09-23-2010, 3:10 PM
keep the crayons for the coloring books!

sante55
09-23-2010, 3:12 PM
I used testors model enamel model paint...fill the stamping with paint then use a lightly soaked rag with testors thinner to clean the excess...I used a fine tip paint brush to fill the engravings.

ExtremeX
09-23-2010, 3:13 PM
I would assume a paint pen from a crafts store would be your best bet... but ive never done it before.

siliconphreak
09-23-2010, 3:29 PM
+1 for the testors enamel modeling paint. Used it to paint my KD and JD lowers roll marks and selector engravings.

sante55
09-23-2010, 5:21 PM
This was done with Testor Model Paint.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u145/sisante_55/IMG_1169.jpghttp://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u145/sisante_55/IMG_1103.jpghttp://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u145/sisante_55/IMG_1105.jpghttp://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u145/sisante_55/IMG_1101.jpg

Jwood562
09-23-2010, 5:30 PM
put your pic URLs on top of one another and not next to each other in a run on sentence format. post a link and hit "enter" it makes them easier to see

This was done with Testor Model Paint.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u145/sisante_55/IMG_1169.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u145/sisante_55/IMG_1103.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u145/sisante_55/IMG_1105.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u145/sisante_55/IMG_1101.jpg

bearj
09-23-2010, 6:48 PM
nice i like that, thats what i want to do

DK9mm
09-25-2010, 6:06 PM
How long does the paint last on average? I am looking to paint my lower but if its going to fade over time then I might reconsider.

Thuoghts?

plan-b
09-25-2010, 8:13 PM
Supposedly, using a Lacquer-Stik is more permanent. I ordered one each in red & white but haven't gotten the nerve to try it yet.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=7778/Product/LACQUER_STIK_reg_

socalg8gt
09-26-2010, 10:20 PM
i just did mine today with some flat red and flat gray Testor Model Paint and tiny hobby paint brush and some testor thinner to clean the extra paint

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s293/socalv35/020-Copy.jpg

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s293/socalv35/023-Copy.jpg

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s293/socalv35/024-Copy.jpg

pacrimguru
09-26-2010, 11:40 PM
don't do it!

DeltaBronco
09-26-2010, 11:51 PM
The great thing about crayons is when you are bored of the color you can change it. Some people don't like color fill. If you are going to sell your rifle you can put it back to black quick and easy.

IsaacGlass
09-27-2010, 12:02 AM
don't do it!

I agreed, don't do it!

generalpetres
10-07-2010, 7:53 AM
I see no reason why he shouldn't do it, to each his own rifle. I plan on doing it to my own ar later on because unlike most i don't plan on selling my rifle's.

$P-Ritch$
10-07-2010, 9:16 AM
If you're worried about not liking it and wanting to remove it later use the testors. I just filled in the fire and safe markings on one of my AR's. I just dabbed it in the engravings pretty thick with a toothpick. Then I used some Duracoat Trustrip I had lying around on a paper towel and swiped it across the top of the marking. It cleared up all the excess perfectly without touching the paint down in the roll marks.

If you use a cotton ball that stuff will completely remove all residue of the paint even down in the engravings, much better than the testors thinner IMO. Just another option, and you could always go back if you don't like it.

I never really have wanted to use crayon because it seems to leave that waxy residue all around the markings.

Juice5610
10-07-2010, 9:27 AM
don't do it!

This man speaks the truth

Predator
10-07-2010, 12:36 PM
It's not my thing, but if you like the look of painted, Do It Up!
Make it YOUR rifle. You don't need to follow everyone else.

Vanilla Gorilla
10-07-2010, 12:45 PM
I used some of the wifes finger nail polish it worked great just paint it in the markings let it dry and wipe off the excess with some nail polish remover on a paper towel

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j466/VanillaGorilla3/d027f32c.jpg
Sorry the pic quality sucks it was taken using my iPhone

MoBait
10-07-2010, 2:47 PM
I like flat dark earth, so when I go out shooting, I make sure my engravings get filled with dirt. When the dirt eventually starts to fall out I know it's time to go back out.

chesterthehero
10-07-2010, 7:35 PM
nail polish works great

destro360
10-07-2010, 7:41 PM
DONT DO IT!!! leave the crayons for coloring books, the nail polish inside your girlfriends purse and the model paint for toys!! i say you make a thread with a poll on this subject haha! and this advice is not incase you dont like it or want to change it, it because.... DONT DO IT! hahaha leave the painted marking for gecko45 he'll be easier to spot out that way! :smilielol5:

edit, after thought: what i would really like to see is a fully camo'd rifle with red and bright white color fill ;)

sequoia_nomad
10-07-2010, 7:52 PM
Some nice looking examples above, wouldn't want it on mine though. If it's your thing, whatever, run with it.

plan-b
10-07-2010, 9:40 PM
This is a "how do I?" thread. Not a "should I?" thread.

destro360
10-07-2010, 9:58 PM
This is a "how do I?" thread. Not a "should I?" thread.

good point... but if your friend asked you "how can i drive home drunk?" would you tell him the best way to do it or tell him not to ;) btw im kidding dont get bent.

monorailboy
10-13-2010, 7:39 AM
Hi Gang,

Be careful with using Tetors Paint especially with using a acetone based remover as it does and will etch the finish of the gun.

I personally use quality "gun" related products from a large firearms supply house.

Please contact me if interested at rulaner@starstream.net for a quote.

71808

jlrich
10-13-2010, 7:55 AM
Whatever floats your boat, it is a personal thing, some like it, some do not ; just like a lot of things in life, if you like it do it!

loosewreck
10-13-2010, 9:03 AM
Those are really nice examples, but I personally don't care for the coloring past the selector marks.

I have to admit that I've seen black color filling in some FDE lowers that looked pretty cool, still not for me though.

icefire
10-13-2010, 10:00 AM
if you dont want it permanent, use wite-out, let it dry, then use goof-off to wipe the excess off. Looks good, stays there, and is removable whenever you want. if you want red, go over the wite-out with a magic marker after it dries.

monorailboy
10-23-2010, 7:21 AM
Here is a FDE with black inlay I just did for a customer;

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asheron2
10-23-2010, 8:47 AM
a syringe with thinned testors paint works good. I just used the left over needle from my dogs shots

monorailboy
10-23-2010, 12:36 PM
what did you use to remove any excess ?

Term
10-23-2010, 4:45 PM
I do this kind of thing at work all the time,we use lacquer sticks. You rub it in and wipe off excess with solvent. I have never seen acetone damage anodizing.



"Lacquer Sticks:
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 will not rub off or smear.

Available in the following color(s):
White, Yellow, Black, Red, Gold, and a set of 5 ( one of each color )

Fluorescent Paint Sticks:
Real lead-free paint in stick form; combines long-lasting durability of paint with ease-of-use of a crayon. For use on engraved bowling balls. Marks on smooth, rough, or dirty surfaces and also marks through oil and water.

Available in the following color(s):
Blue, Green, Orange, Pin, Red, Yellow, and a set of 6 ( one of each color )

Also available in a set of 11 ( one of each color of the lacquer"


"Highly specialized compound wipes on to bring out stamped or engraved impressions on ALL smooth surfaces. Ideal for guns, parts, accessories. Semi-solid in stick form when used, but soon hardens and becomes permanent."

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=7778/Product/LACQUER_STIK_reg_

http://www.q1engravers.com/paint-fill-products-c-1836.html

http://www.shop.innovativebowling.com/product.sc?productId=199&categoryId=8


http://www.shop.innovativebowling.com/images/1216914277578-944786971.jpeg

Dreaded Claymore
10-23-2010, 5:19 PM
Hi Gang,

Be careful with using Tetors Paint especially with using a acetone based remover as it does and will etch the finish of the gun.

I personally use quality "gun" related products from a large firearms supply house.

Please contact me if interested at rulaner@starstream.net for a quote.

:fud:

biochembruin
10-23-2010, 6:14 PM
...what do people think about this:

CPC 12090. Any person who changes, alters, removes or obliterates the
name of the maker, model, manufacturer's number, or other mark of
identification, including any distinguishing number or mark assigned
by the Department of Justice on any pistol, revolver, or any other
firearm, without first having secured written permission from the
department to make such change, alteration or removal shall be
punished by imprisonment in the state prison.

sleepercar
10-23-2010, 8:19 PM
Not trying to thread jack, but...
Where to buy duracoat?
I've only seen it online. Are there any other alternatives that would work just as well?

thebronze
10-23-2010, 8:50 PM
...what do people think about this:

CPC 12090. Any person who changes, alters, removes or obliterates the
name of the maker, model, manufacturer's number, or other mark of
identification, including any distinguishing number or mark assigned
by the Department of Justice on any pistol, revolver, or any other
firearm, without first having secured written permission from the
department to make such change, alteration or removal shall be
punished by imprisonment in the state prison.


It doesn't have anything to do with what's being discussed here.

p.ro
10-26-2010, 8:07 PM
good point... but if your friend asked you "how can i drive home drunk?" would you tell him the best way to do it or tell him not to ;) btw im kidding dont get bent.

If he posted in a "how do i?" thread, I'd tell him. :D

acorn
10-26-2010, 8:43 PM
Just did mine with flat black, it looks sweet!
http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu131/aschmitt_01/100_1840-1-1.jpg

OliveDrab
10-26-2010, 8:49 PM
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii193/rsanchez91/photo-1-3.jpg

i just did this one today for a customer! it turned out really well, i should have snapped the picture after i wiped it down with CLP.

PM me for info

-Rich

PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE
10-26-2010, 8:56 PM
It's not my thing, but if you like the look of painted, Do It Up!
Make it YOUR rifle. You don't need to follow everyone else.

:iagree::iagree::iagree: 300%