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by USA1
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.
Replies: 52
Views: 17774

Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

jeeperbryan wrote:Sorry, took me awhile to get a couple pictures up as I was in the middle of a build. Now that I'm finished, here are some pics of the color filled engravings I did with the Duplicolor Scratch&Fix vehicle paint:

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Looks great !
I think I'll dig out the crayon wax and use some paint for a more permanent job.
Did you have to clean the excess off with some sort of solvent? If so, what did you use?
by USA1
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.
Replies: 52
Views: 17774

Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

TLynnHughes wrote:
jeeperbryan wrote:I'ved heard of people using crayons to color in their rollmarks but I wanted something that wouldn't melt off. So I picked up some vehicle touch-up paint at Walmart. Figured if touch-up paint could withstand the outdoors and direct sunlight, it would have to be better than a wax crayon. In any case, I gave it a shot and it turned out really well (pictures soon). I painted the rollmarks pretty generously with the touch-up paint, waited 30 minutes, then wiped off the excess with nail polish remove. Worked like a charm and will probably last longer than crayon.
Wow...great idea. I can't wait to see the pictures. Let us know how it wears over time.

T.
Yeah, I'd like to see pics also.
I am so impressed with how good just the crayon looks that I might try your idea next.

BTW, The crayon is still holding up well on my XD
by USA1
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.
Replies: 52
Views: 17774

Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Kevinf2349 wrote:How much carry time has it had since you did it? That is probably where I would expect most of the wear and tear to come from...that and hot wax dripping down from the slide after a long shooting session. "rlol"
Almost a month now. Shooting didn't seem to affect it . I seriously thought the recoil would knock it out but it didn't.

P.S. Don't try it with a LCP . :nono:
The lettering is not engraved, it's raised. :oops:
by USA1
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.
Replies: 52
Views: 17774

Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Kevinf2349 wrote:USA1 - Good job, now hand the crayons back to the teacher before you get any on the furniture. :biggrinjester:

Seriously, that looks neat.
And it still looks like that even after some range time and cleaning .
by USA1
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.
Replies: 52
Views: 17774

Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

Here's my results..

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by USA1
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.
Replies: 52
Views: 17774

Re: FILLING IN THE ENGRAVINGS.

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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