Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by msmp5, Jun 8, 2021.
I use white out because the solvent quickly dry's. Would a blast of air blow the chalk dust out of the SN indentations ?
Try a white crayon. It won't draw moisture like chalk which might blow out or drop out of the impressions and the White-Out with solvent (IF you can find it !) might damage the bluing on the gun.
Hair dryer to heat firearm, then rub marker into markings, let cool then buff with smooth cloth like a T shirt. Repeat as necessary.
If it is a more permanent want, the wax crayon will stay in the grooves far longer.
The stuff in the box labeled "chalk" at your local junk'n'stuff store isn't, but it's a synthetic substitute that's good enough if you have a fake chalkboard. For real slate chalkboards, use real chalk.
In either case, consider that it's a very mild abrasive, but not hygroscopic, or it would go bad with exposure to air. That or white grease or wax pencil should work fine.
To remove, a toothbrush is perfect. Be sure to clean your wife's toothbrush afterward.
Alternatively, you can use a desk lamp with a flexible stalk to accomplish the same thing by moving the light until the glare is directly on the markings
Either way, good luck!
my post #22 is an alternative
compressed air, maybe a nylon brush to help the stubborn bits, and you’re done.
I’d only use wax (bright colored crayon) if you want it to stick around. I do that with engine timing marks
The cheapskate I am, I raided the kids crayons!
Much to my surprise, the “cheapie” Rose Art crayons work better than Crayola crayons! For color filling firearms anyway…
Still there seven years later, still looking great, and a hairdryer can take it out.
Good side lighting can help raise contrast on an imprint for a picture, if any other solution is not available. With the awesome LED lights nowadays a little flashlight scotch taped just right can “shed some light on the subject”, literally.
You can see how the edges of the digits are lit by the reflected light. That gives them better definition.
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