FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby johnferg69 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:59 am

AggieMike wrote:Worked Great! Just filled in my Glock (Austria was a bit tricky to get in there), but it looks great....thanks so much for the tip!


Did you use crayon, nail polish or paint?
I used crayon on my XD but between wear and a lot of firing in the summer it got messy. I found paint and nail polish was difficult use on the XD because of the shallow stamping.
My M&P on the other hand was different. The stamping was deeper so nail polish was much easier to use. Also, the thinner cheaper nail polish is easier for filling the stamping and more forgiving when working with it. Don't be afraid of multiple coats. "White Ice" looks great on it I think.
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby tomtexan » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:40 am

johnferg69 wrote:Did you use crayon, nail polish or paint?
I used crayon on my XD but between wear and a lot of firing in the summer it got messy. I found paint and nail polish was difficult use on the XD because of the shallow stamping.
My M&P on the other hand was different. The stamping was deeper so nail polish was much easier to use. Also, the thinner cheaper nail polish is easier for filling the stamping and more forgiving when working with it. Don't be afraid of multiple coats. "White Ice" looks great on it in my opinion.

http://mp-pistol.com/attachments/mp-pic ... ag0437.jig

http://mp-pistol.com/attachments/mp-pic ... ag0431.jpg

http://mp-pistol.com/attachments/mp-pic ... ag0428.jpg

The links you provide for the pics are not any good. They direct to a log in page. :headscratch
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby johnferg69 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:43 pm

tomtexan wrote:
johnferg69 wrote:Did you use crayon, nail polish or paint?
I used crayon on my XD but between wear and a lot of firing in the summer it got messy. I found paint and nail polish was difficult use on the XD because of the shallow stamping.
My M&P on the other hand was different. The stamping was deeper so nail polish was much easier to use. Also, the thinner cheaper nail polish is easier for filling the stamping and more forgiving when working with it. Don't be afraid of multiple coats. "White Ice" looks great on it in my opinion.

http://mp-pistol.com/attachments/mp-pic ... ag0437.jig

http://mp-pistol.com/attachments/mp-pic ... ag0431.jpg

http://mp-pistol.com/attachments/mp-pic ... ag0428.jpg

The links you provide for the pics are not any good. They direct to a log in page. :headscratch


Well thanks for the heads up. I won't do that again!


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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby tomtexan » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:40 pm


Those links work. Very nice looking. Looks like my 9c. One of the guys at work did mine for me using automotive paint. I haven't thought about doing the mags. I like the way that looks. :clapping:
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby johnferg69 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:13 pm

tomtexan wrote:

Those links work. Very nice looking. Looks like my 9c. One of the guys at work did mine for me using automotive paint. I haven't thought about doing the mags. I like the way that looks. :clapping:


Thanks! I've been thinking of getting a 9c next myself.
Ya oughta get ya some cheap $2 nail polish and give it a try on the mags. If ya got tired eyes like mine it sure helps. Take your time, let it dry just a few seconds and wipe off the excess with acetone and q-tips. You may play with it awhile to get it right and the only thing your out is about $3.
When you use the acetone it will cause a slight discoloration but its only temporary. I tell you this because none of the post I read mentioned it and it worried me. After some cleanings and oilings to my slide and mags it completely went away.

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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby tomtexan » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:34 pm

johnferg69 wrote:Thanks! I've been thinking of getting a 9c next myself.
Ya oughta get ya some cheap $2 nail polish and give it a try on the mags. If ya got tired eyes like mine it sure helps. Take your time, let it dry just a few seconds and wipe off the excess with acetone and q-tips. You may play with it awhile to get it right and the only thing your out is about $3.
When you use the acetone it will cause a slight discoloration but its only temporary. I tell you this because none of the post I read mentioned it and it worried me. After some cleanings and oilings to my slide and mags it completely went away.

I have a 40c also that is still all black. I've been kicking around the idea of using a bright silver paint on it to see how it looks. My 9c experienced the discoloration thing too after wiping the excess with paint thinner, but, like yours, that went away with time and maintenance.
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby boxermoose » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:12 pm

When taking photo's of stampings on rotor shaft ends I use welders soap stone - temporary only but gets the job done

Never tried it on blued steel tho

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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:36 pm

I bought some Rub 'n Buff on Amazon.com the other day and it arrived today. I tried putting some Ruby Red in the rollmarks on my Bi-Tone XDm, and it didn't really fill in that well. The product as it comes out of the tube is a little bit thin, and when I rubbed it into the rollmarks, it really didn't fill in that well. And then add insult to injury, it kind of lent a pinkish cast to the surface of the rest of the metal around the rollmarks. I had to get after it with a rag and some gun oil and elbow grease to get it off of there. I got about 90% of it off, but then of course it lifted some of the Rub 'n Buff out of the rollmarks.
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby johnferg69 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:00 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:I bought some Rub 'n Buff on Amazon.com the other day and it arrived today. I tried putting some Ruby Red in the rollmarks on my Bi-Tone XDm, and it didn't really fill in that well. The product as it comes out of the tube is a little bit thin, and when I rubbed it into the rollmarks, it really didn't fill in that well. And then add insult to injury, it kind of lent a pinkish cast to the surface of the rest of the metal around the rollmarks. I had to get after it with a rag and some gun oil and elbow grease to get it off of there. I got about 90% of it off, but then of course it lifted some of the Rub 'n Buff out of the rollmarks.


I thought rub 'n buff was a wax.


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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby johnferg69 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:15 am

Just got done coloring my wifes new M&P9c. Still waiting for the pink backstrap from brilliantbaskstrap.com to come in.

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My wifes was the 5th firearm I've colored the stamping on starting with melted crayon and now nail polish. I know theres lots of videos on youtube but if you get the wrong stuff it can still be tricky. Some get lucky stumbling on the right combo the first time, I didn't. I found that the "Pure Ice" brand nail polish at wally world works best. Its very thin so it fills in the stamping better and dries very fast so I find it easier to work with than thick one coat polish. You can apply multiple coats if need be before you need to wipe off any excess.
Definitely use the non acetone nail polish remover. Not only does it not stain the slide as much but it's not as harsh on the polish leaving more in the stamping. LIGHTLY moisten a paper towel or gun cleaning patch and LIGHTLY rub off the excess. Then clean up any streaks with a lightly moistened q-tip.


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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby AggieMike » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:22 pm

johnferg69 wrote:
AggieMike wrote:Worked Great! Just filled in my Glock (Austria was a bit tricky to get in there), but it looks great....thanks so much for the tip!


Did you use crayon, nail polish or paint?
I used crayon on my XD but between wear and a lot of firing in the summer it got messy. I found paint and nail polish was difficult use on the XD because of the shallow stamping.
My M&P on the other hand was different. The stamping was deeper so nail polish was much easier to use. Also, the thinner cheaper nail polish is easier for filling the stamping and more forgiving when working with it. Don't be afraid of multiple coats. "White Ice" looks great on it I think.


I used Crayon and it still looks great some 300 plus rounds later
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby realjd » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:19 am

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Used fingernail polish. Did this over 2 months ago.


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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby Larius » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:34 pm

I work at a body shop so I got some touch up paint from one of my painters to use,
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby MeMelYup » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:39 pm

Model paint works great.


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