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what kind of paint?


usually a dental pick, solvent, heat will take it off
I used white automotive engine paint on a pistol slide, and the first time I used an aerosol cleaner (Gun Scrubber) the paint came right out.
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Has anyone been able to do the stag logo with crayons?
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Has anyone been able to do the stag logo with crayons?
DONE.....its easy, go for it!
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Testors' enamel markers (modeling aisle at wal-mart) work well. I like many prefer plain receivers, but my wife and daughter both NEED the Fire and SAFE color coded. So our 22lr AR's are now colored up for them. The enamel paint has held up great to cleaners, but some did find intself into fine machine pores upon application. Not a big deal, but I notice it, but Im just picky.
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The most reliable item I've used for many years is a simple white China marker. They can be found at most office supply places, including the big box office supply businesses. They are usually offered in white and red.

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How do the crayons hold up in the heat??? It gets kinda warm around here and it seems like the crayon might just melt off.
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I use white China pencil for Garand receiver markings, ie serial number, rear sight hashed. Never tried it on an AR.
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+1 on the lacquer sticks. made specifically for it. works great.
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Please move this thread to the Gunsmithing & How To forum.

This thread has absolutely no business (being sticky'd of all things!) in the rifleman's forum.
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Other ideas

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2) If you want to use paint, go for the Testors Model Paint. Thin it as you would use for airburushing and use a syringe. Fill carefully. This is more permanent.

Nice tip, but where do you get the syringe with such a fine tip?
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you can get a syringe with a fine tip at an auto body supply store. they make them for touch up on cars. the one i am thinking of comes with a tiny brush on the end of it. as you push out the material, it coats the brush so you can add just a little at a time.
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I have my own way for my garand. I have to remove the whole rear sight, Testor's white model paint is the only thing I have ever used,you do have to have a plan,Pete

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I'm going to try this out this weekend with Testors model paint. I'll post pics when I'm done
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never tried it, but a grease pencil might work
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I didnt see it anywhere on this thread but I used oil pastels similar to grease pencils on mine. They worked perfectly. I found they worked better than Crayons because they did not leave any residue. Crayons left a bit of a haze especially with white. The grease pencils are also less prone to melting if they heat up. You can get this stuff at any art or craft store. Sorry about the bad pics.
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nice upgrade
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Lacquer Stik here
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=7...QUER_STIK_reg_

The last 3 digits of the serial number are intentionally smudged in MSpaint, not on the gun.


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Some kinda' hobby shop paint I found in the garage....That ain't flash...That's BLING.

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Some kinda' hobby shop paint I found in the garage....That ain't flash...That's BLING.
Very nice. It's just yellow enough to look really classy.
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so I'm testing this out on my airsoft m15. what color do you wanna see an armalite logo? white like the rest of the leters, blue like thier logo, or red?
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Blue or red.
To much white looks tacky on an AR lower.
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This is the Method I used:
I bought some Acrylic paint from Micheal's Arts and Crafts for 5 bucks, or you can use one of their "50% of coupons on any item" that they come out with every week (Join the mailing list).
First things first, clean the area with a degreaser to remove any wax or dirt from the are, and let it air dry.
I then used some paper masking tape to quickly cover the areas that I didn't want to paint, and to minimize clean up afterwords.
I squeezed out a tiny bit of the paint onto a toothpick. Instead of using the tip of the toothpick, I actually used the side of it to fill in the lines. To make it even, you should go over it a couple times. You will be able to see what areas need more paint. Let it sit for a couple minutes, its fine if the paint is on other parts of the lower, it cleans off easily with any house hold cleaner. With your clean finger, gently smear any paint that's still not dry. Then take a paper towel and spray the cleaner onto in, and wipe any excess paint off. Remove the paper tape, and clean anything that still needs to be cleaned...That's pretty much it! I still cant believe how well they came out with minimal time and effort.
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for my 3rd AR, I just used crayons as I always do
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Sorry I didn't take pics during, but I did not think I would have something worthy of posting on CG!!

This is the paint I used


This is what it looked like after:


And here are both of my girls


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for my 3rd AR, I just used crayons as I always do
I have seen this done before, and it left an odd film that would not come off. Did you have this same problem??
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I have seen this done before, and it left an odd film that would not come off. Did you have this same problem??
yeah, there is a bit of a film. but, it never bothered me really. crayon can be done so quickly & cheaply, like a minute or so per SAFE and FIRE - that is the key for me. I have one that is nearly 5 years old.

as for it "would not come off" - I find that hard to believe, I just not have tried harder than rubbing with a rag.. I suppose some sort of cleaner would work if I tried.
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yeah, there is a bit of a film. but, it never bothered me really. crayon can be done so quickly & cheaply, like a minute or so per SAFE and FIRE - that is the key for me. I have one that is nearly 5 years old.

as for it "would not come off" - I find that hard to believe, I just not have tried harder than rubbing with a rag.. I suppose some sort of cleaner would work if I tried.
Do you have pics of it? I was tempted to try the Crayons, I actually was looking for a "high quality" crayon, when I stumbled across the paint.
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I use oil pastels, on my Mossberg and my airsoft AR, didn't leave behind anything. Also did a friends, P226. So I would vote pastel over Crayon
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Do you have pics of it? I was tempted to try the Crayons, I actually was looking for a "high quality" crayon, when I stumbled across the paint.
see 2 links in my signature.. you can kind of see it on both. I did it on my new AR pistol and will post pictures after I receive the final piece I need to complete the build next week
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I've used automotive touch-up paint pens for my XD-45. Has worked well so far.
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I used testors model paint. Worked fine.
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My little contribution. Used Testors:
Insignia Red FS31136 - 1/2 oz. Bottle
Insignia White FS17875 - 1/2 oz. Bottle
Dark Earth (ANA617) (F) MM - 1/2 oz. Bottle

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Just painted my new receiver tonight:

I used testors enamel.



and the back:

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and the back:

Using the thinning method with a small brush/toothpick? I've been debating doing that for something more permanent on my AR. I just used oil pastels because it was what I had available.
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Using the thinning method with a small brush/toothpick? I've been debating doing that for something more permanent on my AR. I just used oil pastels because it was what I had available.
No, just slap on the paint thick on the lettering, let it sit for 20 seconds, then take a folded flat paper towel, apply Rem-oil on it, then wipe off the excess.
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+1 on Testors paint. I drip the paint in with a toothpick and let it run over the edges. Then let it dry overnight (that way the thicker paint in the grooves can dry) THEN I take a flat napkin (don't want anything fuzzy/nappy) and using Testors Thinner on the napkin, and CAREFULLY wipe across the whole image in one direction only. Keep doing that with a clean piece of the napkin until all the excess paint is gone and only the filled in image remains.
See the picture in post #75 above for a good example...
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Back in the day we had some paint sticks called mean streaks. I wonder if there still around.
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