FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

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FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby smokindragon » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:42 pm

I have a Springfield xd 40 subcompact and found a way to color in the engravings.

They sell this stuff called "Rub 'n Buff" at MJ Designs .

All you do is dab it over the engravings and rub it in with your finger and wipe off the excess (I used Outers Gun Oil).

Here are a few pictures of it, Now sorry for the quality of the pictures, they were taken with my cell phone.

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Now the pictures do not do any justice to the looks of it at all.

Anyhow, Just thought I would share that with y'all
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Re: PAINTING THE ENGRAVINGS

Postby Mike1951 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:10 pm

This could be the best answer in my quest to find something to highlight the stampings on my military rifles when photographing. I've considered Lacquer Stick from Brownells, chalk, White-Out, wax pencils, and others.

The antique white should do nicely.

http://www.amaco.com/pdfs/AC17.pdf

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Re: PAINTING THE ENGRAVINGS

Postby Fosforos » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:56 pm

I used white crayon on my Glock. :biggrinjester:
Works, and lasts for a surprisingly long time. Easy to get rid of too.
Some guys use nail polish.

That XD looks very good with the highlights.
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Re: PAINTING THE ENGRAVINGS

Postby smokindragon » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:51 pm

That's great, It looks as if I wasn't the only one looking to make the engravings stand out..
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Re: PAINTING THE ENGRAVINGS

Postby jpierce30 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:04 pm

Did you have any issues with the Rub-n-buff coloring areas you did not want colored? I got some today at Micheal's and tried it out on a piece of scrap. The stuff colored the metal where ever it touched and did not rub off.
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Re: PAINTING THE ENGRAVINGS

Postby KaProw » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:18 am

I'm trying to find something that has white, red and dark earth - ish in its color pallet. Please let me know if someone comes across something. I think I can use china marker/grease pencil for white and red. It’s the dark earth I’m having a problem with.

oh, olive drab could work too.

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Re: PAINTING THE ENGRAVINGS

Postby smokindragon » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:17 pm

jpierce30 wrote:Did you have any issues with the Rub-n-buff coloring areas you did not want colored? I got some today at Micheal's and tried it out on a piece of scrap. The stuff colored the metal where ever it touched and did not rub off.


Sorry for the late reply, the extra i removed with gun oil as stated in the first post.
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Re: PAINTING THE ENGRAVINGS

Postby Tactical_Texan_CHL » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:58 pm

I'd actually like to find pink. My brother and I are planning to get my mom the S&W M&P9JG with pink grip when it comes out, and I thought highlighting the marking with pink would be cool, especially the breast cancer ribbon. We were hoping to get it for her for mother's day, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby tateb24 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:15 pm

Wow, the white crayon actually works...Thanks that is really neat.
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby bci21984 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:50 pm

been looking for something like this for a while now
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby USA1 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:55 pm

Well . I got up the nerve to scribble on my XD and WOW! it looks good.
I used the white crayon . I'm curious to see how well it holds up after a few hundred rounds at the range .
Even if it falls out ,its easy enough to re-apply.
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby The Annoyed Man » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:25 pm

smokindragon, what happened to your images? I was hoping to see what your handiwork looked like.
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby ES4Me » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:07 am

USA1 wrote:Well . I got up the nerve to scribble on my XD and WOW! it looks good.


Ok....now you have me itchin' for a box of Crayolas and my XD. The men in this house will look at me like I have lost my mind. :crazy:
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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby USA1 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:35 am

Here's my results..

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Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Postby Rex B » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:14 pm

They have tire-marking crayons that are paint-based.
Anyone tried one for that?
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