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White letters on a black gun

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

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  1. Micro

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    And who said "Designer Guns" were dead?

    Nicely done.
     
  7. CWL

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    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

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

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    LOL, middy. :D
     
  10. Micro

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

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

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    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. :)
     
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    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).
    ENJOY!!
     
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    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.
     
  15. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    now that gun looks less evil, now its not entirely that evil black color (shudders)
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    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.
     
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    You're obviously not gaming hard or long enough :D
     
  18. pageophile

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    General Geoff,

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

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    I like the G21SF a lot. But no more really than my G21. I've got big hands and I really can't tell that much difference in the grip sizes. A little, but it's not a profound difference. I've got a G30SF, too, which I absolutely love. On the G21s, I do use 13 rd magazines.
     
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    Black on a light gun is OK, too.
    This was done a few years ago on my daily carry piece.
    Flat black nail polish holds up pretty well. Pearl white works on a black gun.
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    with the lacquer pencils will a holster put wear on the letters?
     
  25. Sport45

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    Click here for another procedure. I whitened the letters of my HRA M1 a good while back. Most of the color is still there though it has browned a bit with grease and solvents.
     
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