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White letters on a black gun

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Micro, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Micro

    Micro Well-Known Member

    I always like the way letters on a slide looked after that have been highlighted. I tried it on my Glock 21 SF. I think it turned out nicely if I must say so myself.

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  2. pageophile

    pageophile Well-Known Member

    That turned out really great. How did you do it, if you don't mind?

    As a kid I'd fill in the numbers on D&D dice (yes, I was one of those) with crayons. You'd get a great fill and it would last quite a while.

    However, dice don't get hot like a pistol would ;)
  3. Micro

    Micro Well-Known Member

    I was one of "those," too. :D And that's exactly how I did it. We'll see how long it lasts. Maybe next I'll start a thread called, "Crayola Crayons vs. Dollar Store Crayons: Whis is best?" It'll be as contentious as the 9mm vs .45 debate.
  4. average_shooter

    average_shooter Well-Known Member

    Testors Enamel and .40S&W. :neener:
  5. Micro

    Micro Well-Known Member

    I think I'm going to do the letters on my Glock 30 in green, to match the letters on the night sights.
  6. RedAlert

    RedAlert Well-Known Member

    And who said "Designer Guns" were dead?

    Nicely done.
  7. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    You can get lacquer pencils from Brownells in different colors. Rub these into the lettering and wipe off any excess with an alcohol pad. The lacquer is supposed to harden and set over time.
  8. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    Maybe you can buy it some little shoes and a little pink plastic corvette, too.
  9. Erich

    Erich Well-Known Member

    LOL, middy. :D
  10. Micro

    Micro Well-Known Member

    Little shooes, and a little pink Corvette (rubs chin). Now you've got me thinking...
  11. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    I kid, Micro. You know I love you.
  12. Micro

    Micro Well-Known Member

    No, no. What you said makes sense. I'll see what I can come up with and maybe post some pics - if I can pull it off. :)
  13. franconialocal

    franconialocal Well-Known Member

    I did the same thing with my Bushmaster......plain ol' crayon. Use a brisk back/forth motion to set it into the grooves then clean up the outside areas with a cloth and some rubbing alcohol (won't damage the work you just did).
  14. BCRider

    BCRider Well-Known Member

    If that's truly crayon rather than paint I'm sorry to say that the first time some cleaning solvents are used the lettering will either dissolve or the solvent will get under the wax and lift them out.

    However it does look pretty sharp. Something more permanent would be nice.

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    now that gun looks less evil, now its not entirely that evil black color (shudders)
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009
  16. Micro

    Micro Well-Known Member

    It's already been exposed to Rem Oil. Has held up pretty good. But I know it's temporary. I may get tired of it tomorrow anyway.
  17. General Geoff

    General Geoff Well-Known Member

    You're obviously not gaming hard or long enough :D
  18. pageophile

    pageophile Well-Known Member

    General Geoff,

    Thank you for that comment, brought back a ton of memories and really made me chuckle :D
  19. WoofersInc

    WoofersInc Well-Known Member

    I have done the same to a few of my guns. I have found that appliance paint works really well. Most hardware stores carry it in small bottles. Once hard it doesn't come out of the grooves with normal cleaning.
  20. giggitygiggity

    giggitygiggity Well-Known Member

    How do you like the G21SF. I am thinking about getting one, but haven't heard all that much about them. I like Glocks, especially their triggers, but I know the 21sf is a new fad. Do you use 13 rd mags?

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