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Old 08-18-2010, 7:29 PM
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'Course you realize that you no longer have evil black rifles. They're not-quite-as-evil mostly-black rifles now. Personally, I'm going to use *black* paint on mine.


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I used the acrylic method. Worked great.



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I got motivated and color-filled my first lower. I used a medium gray (should have gone a little darker, but tired of it at the moment). I used acrylic paint, applied it liberally over the marking I wanted filled, and almost immediately wiped off the excess with a paper towel with a little Rem-Oil. It worked extremely well for the "Safe" and "Fire", but I'm not satisfied with the roll mark.
The roll mark has VERY shallow engravings and I'm pretty sure this is causing me the problems. I'll keep it as is for the time being, but you can tell, especially with the "S" in "Sun". Hmmmm...any suggestions?

*I'm too lazy to edit the serial number and too lazy to get up and put a piece of tape over it so I just used my finger...

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I got motivated and color-filled my first lower. I used a medium gray (should have gone a little darker, but tired of it at the moment). I used acrylic paint, applied it liberally over the marking I wanted filled, and almost immediately wiped off the excess with a paper towel with a little Rem-Oil. It worked extremely well for the "Safe" and "Fire", but I'm not satisfied with the roll mark.
The roll mark has VERY shallow engravings and I'm pretty sure this is causing me the problems. I'll keep it as is for the time being, but you can tell, especially with the "S" in "Sun". Hmmmm...any suggestions?

*I'm too lazy to edit the serial number and too lazy to get up and put a piece of tape over it so I just used my finger...

Let it dry completely, then give it a once over.
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Let it dry completely, then give it a once over.
I did and went back over the rollmark. It is much crisper, but it is a pain to get out the paint that is in the letters. Patience, I guess. I am happy with it overall, though. Low key, but still not perfect...BAH.
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I did and went back over the rollmark. It is much crisper, but it is a pain to get out the paint that is in the letters. Patience, I guess. I am happy with it overall, though. Low key, but still not perfect...BAH.
I used a thumb tac to clear out the old paint when I redid the second one. Kinda a pain, but it looks good.
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Really happy with the way mine came out. Roomate did his as well. Thank you SolidSanke
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Jonesy72, what method did you use? Thats sweet!
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Nothing more than crayola crayon and rem oil to clean it up.


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Jonesy72, what method did you use? Thats sweet!
I'm jonesy's roomate. We used solidsnake87's 3rd option. Went to Michael's and picked up a paint set and some brushes.

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Method 3.) Acrylic Paint with Water
This is the fastest, simplest, and best method of painting ANYTHING of any shape or size. Its more permanent than crayon but lasts well and is a really pretty finish. Touching up is only required if it comes in contact with clp, ect.. Just place whatever color of paint u want in a bottle cap mix a small amount of water with the paint. Just a tiny bit of water is needed to dissolve the paint. Just take a brush and just barely touch whatever shape you hope to fill. The cohesive forces of the water will suck your paint right into the shape with near perfection. Take your girlfriend's hair drier and evaporate the water from the paint. Repeat the process only if the paint is not thick enough to your standards. Just take a finger and gently wipe off any excess paint. I used this on my stag logo and Magpul PRS stock.
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I guess i'm pretty much a Form follows Function guy, being I don't see the point for: 1. Pretty paint in the stamping of guns, and 2. White wall tires on cars, but hey that's just me. I did paint in the numbers on my Wilson Combat mags though, so I can tell which one is which, but that is Form following Function.

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photos attached; used acrylic paint. thanks, OP and subsequent, for the ideas and advice to make my first build look nicer.

a few things i found out:

* the acrylic is easier to use if it's applied in a watery mode. you wind up using less paint overall (just let it run into the grooves), and the surrounding area winds up with less paint caked on once it dries.

* accordingly, use as small a brush as you can manage for getting the paint into those grooves. again, less initial mess means less to clean up.

* if the surfaces around the engraving have been recently treated with solvent/cleaner/oil/CLP/whatever (i used hoppe's), the sheen left behind seems to make the paint much easier to wipe off.

* water didn't seem to do the job of dissolving the paint on the surface, but a patch dampened with solvent did the trick. don't soak the patch, or the solvent will run into the engraving -- you'll wind up wiping them clean and starting over.



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Thanks for this great sticky! I used the acrylic method after raiding my sisters art supplies. I just used a 2:1 paint to water mixture and applied using a bamboo skewer..the kind for kabobs. The needle point allowed me to minimize the mess. I allowed the paint to dry completely even if I applied too much and just rubbed the excess off after dry with a paper towel since acrylic likes to come off in large flakes after drying as opposed to wiping when wet. Any excess that wouldn't come off was easily removed with a q tip and some nail polish remover.
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Brownells Lacquer Stix...simply the best for the job. "Blast of Color"

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SOLIDSNAKE i'm diggin your stag, also really diggin the JD machine logo in white. I used the crayon method on one of my glocks with good results but my Beretta 96 doesn't like it at all. Ill have to give the paint/h20 method a try. Thanks for the info.
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Those are neat guys...But

What about krylon? lol
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Great info... Going to hook up the Saiga with some color
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So I decided to give this a try and didn't like it. I tried a crayola crayon first then tried the lacquer pens from Brownells.

Now I have a white haze on my lower that will not go away. I tried removing it by scrubbing with a nylon brush and Hoppes, then CLP, then Remoil and nothing will get rid of the slight white haze.

I wish I never tried this...

Any ideas how to get it off?

BTW, it's very faint but noticeable. Here is a pic...



You can see it over the Stag logo and around the selector marks, etc...
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Acetone hu...Thanks. I'll give it a try. Won't harm the finish hu???
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I removed the excess crayon with rem oil and a little elbow grease, cleaned up real easy. And it works easier if the lower if seperated from the upper too.
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I used craolla on my glock and its great. On my 700 not so good. Small writing it works bigger gaps I will try somethingg else
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Did mine using testors paint. Top pic is from about a year and a half ago when I first did it, second pic was from tonight. White paint could use some touch up maybe, but overall, holding up great!


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Well I'll be damned. I've been looking high and low for calguns lowers with it painted just like that. I have my lower ordered and had planned to paint mine just like this. Looks good!
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3 pages of discussion and advice on this topic and not one single video showing the process?
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Did you ever get around to it Sandeggo?

Erik, we've been saving the honor for you, can't wait to see your masterpiece and more importantly the video you come up with documenting the process
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Did you ever get around to it Sandeggo?

Erik, we've been saving the honor for you, can't wait to see your masterpiece and more importantly the video you come up with documenting the process
Just finished it a couple days ago. Painted the receivers fde with dura coat, then painted the roll marks with testors model paint from michaels. Used the plastic toothpicks that have dental floss on one end. Cleaned the excess off with nail polish remover and patches. One thing to note, I first tried to wipe the excess off rubbing hard, if you rub real lightly it comes off cleaner and doesn't spread. The red color was the worst at spreading. So I took a mechanical pencil with a white eraser and buffed the red smears off. Not the best pics but you get the idea. It was my first time painting a gun and roll marks.


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I used a Sharpie Poster paint pen on my Remington R-25 which is Mossy Oak which makes the roll marks almost unreadable. Not as bold as some but I think that is a function of the basecoat-there is a lot going on.
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Crayons win.




Thanks for the tutorial. i had heard of this before, but the pictures made me take the plunge. Crayons, a blow dryer, and a microfiber towel!

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or have Blast of Color in Sacramento do it !!! Incredible work !!!

Crayon looks good until you go to clean the rifle. Blast of Color uses professional products that last !!
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So I decided to give this a try and didn't like it...
Any ideas how to get it off?
99% rubbing alcohol takes thick gloss paint off of walls without wishing to, try that if the other suggestions don't work...
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These look great. Perhaps I'll give it a whirl.
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Mine (paint, not crayon) look great years later. Sure, the very minimal cost I spent on the testors paint opposed to what a "professional" would have cost was nice, but the other good part is I know it was done by myself and done right.

The only 2 reasons I can understand for someone to farm this out is if they have shaky hands or simply would rather not spend their own time doing it. It's really not too difficult.
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