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Like the MOE grip... who carved the symbol.??? do they make it in OD Green.??? Your paint fill-in looks great.!!!
Only one problem, the crosshairs in the WRONG location... everybody should know, you can only kill Zombies with a headshot.!!!!

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Thanks Paul. It was done by NDZ, $35.99. Only have black and FDE though. I'm sure you could RIT Dye the FDE to be OD green though.

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Good job, but I can still see some "ghosting" around the lettering( in particular around the safe, fire area).. Most likely from the wipe off process..Digital cams pick up on all the imperfections...
Yeah, that part has since been cleaned up. With the grip, it was hard to push the syringe plunger and move the needle where I needed it at the same time. I'll be taking care of that little bit of "ghosting" shortly.
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I may be blind, but what is this ghosting you speak of?
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I used the Testors model paint. I have done 6 guns so far. Here us what I have learned.

1- Clean the area well.
2- Cover the entire lettering area. It will look like a paint stripe on the gun.
3- Use a hair dryer to fully dry the paint. Also helps to completely fill the engraving.
4- Only do one color at a time. If you do 2 at once they have a tendency to bleed into each other. Do one, wait til fully dry and complete, then do other.
5- Once paint is dry use a white lint free cloth to wipe off excess. I have used gun cleaning patches with good success. Make sure the cloth is stretched tight on your finger. Wet it with CLP. Work back and forth over the paint with constant pressure. It will take a while but will start to come off. Rotate to a clean spot on the cloth and apply more CLP frequently. Once it starts coming off it goes pretty quick. Wipe with a clean dry cloth several times throughout the process.
6- Once cleaned up, hit it again with the blow dryer. Helps to really set the paint in the engraving.

Works and looks great. Way more durable than crayons.

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I may be blind, but what is this ghosting you speak of?
He was referring to the smudging on my top pic from when I first colored my SAFE and FIRE. I was referring to the MOE grip, the last pic, between the HUNTER and the scope part, there is a tiny bit of black there from when I slipped.
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Thanks Paul. It was done by NDZ, $35.99. Only have black and FDE though. I'm sure you could RIT Dye the FDE to be OD green though.

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I use liquid "white out" for the S&W logos. Apply with the little brush applicator and wipe excess off with your thumb. It's held up beautifully on my revolvers for 33 years.
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I used white automotive touchup paint on mine. Put it on with a small brush and wiped off the excess.
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Juezahn...I saw your ghosting and have the same issue. Now that the paint has dried, what's your method to cleaning the ghosting area up?
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Juezahn...I saw your ghosting and have the same issue. Now that the paint has dried, what's your method to cleaning the ghosting area up?
On the FIRE SAFE area, it was a wet washcloth since that area is only crayon. For the paint on the grip, it was a used scotch pad, water, and elbow grease. Probably would have been easier with CLP or weak paint thinner on a cloth, but since there wasn't much to clean up, I didn't use either of those.
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Thanks for the info. I used the Elmer's PaintStick from Walmart on mine. I'm really happy with the results. I just have a bit of ghosting around the fire, safe and S&W. I let the paint dry overnight and probably should not have before wiping it clean. Will non-acetone nail polish remover hurt my frame? I do have some CLP that I'm going to try first...
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Thanks for the info. I used the Elmer's PaintStick from Walmart on mine. I'm really happy with the results. I just have a bit of ghosting around the fire, safe and S&W. I let the paint dry overnight and probably should not have before wiping it clean. Will non-acetone nail polish remover hurt my frame? I do have some CLP that I'm going to try first...
Non-acetone nail polish remover is what I recommend. (of course, I've only used it on nail polish when I did my 40c) It will not hurt the polymer. It's the acetone that will damage things.
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I used the Testors model paint. I have done 6 guns so far. Here us what I have learned.

1- Clean the area well.
2- Cover the entire lettering area. It will look like a paint stripe on the gun.
3- Use a hair dryer to fully dry the paint. Also helps to completely fill the engraving.
4- Only do one color at a time. If you do 2 at once they have a tendency to bleed into each other. Do one, wait til fully dry and complete, then do other.
5- Once paint is dry use a white lint free cloth to wipe off excess. I have used gun cleaning patches with good success. Make sure the cloth is stretched tight on your finger. Wet it with CLP. Work back and forth over the paint with constant pressure. It will take a while but will start to come off. Rotate to a clean spot on the cloth and apply more CLP frequently. Once it starts coming off it goes pretty quick. Wipe with a clean dry cloth several times throughout the process.
6- Once cleaned up, hit it again with the blow dryer. Helps to really set the paint in the engraving.

Works and looks great. Way more durable than crayons.
Thanks for posting on how you did your lettering. I decided to give it a try, so I took out one of my cheap lowers to practice on. I only did part of the lower for now, as I was learning. I did find that the larger letters & gun emblem were harder to fill in than the small print. I also got a little sloppy as you can see just below the Cal.Multi.



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He was referring to the smudging on my top pic from when I first colored my SAFE and FIRE. I was referring to the MOE grip, the last pic, between the HUNTER and the scope part, there is a tiny bit of black there from when I slipped.
Ahh, I see. Don't forget about the goo-gone, guys. It is harmless and has citrus in it.
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Ahh, I see. Don't forget about the goo-gone, guys. It is harmless and has citrus in it.
I used Goo-Gone on a Tervis Tumbler one time and it ate it up. I just assumed it would do the same thing to the 15/22 lower. Not true? Have you actually tried it?
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I used Goo-Gone on a Tervis Tumbler one time and it ate it up. I just assumed it would do the same thing to the 15/22 lower. Not true? Have you actually tried it?
Goo-Gone will not affect the polymer.
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I used Goo-Gone on a Tervis Tumbler one time and it ate it up. I just assumed it would do the same thing to the 15/22 lower. Not true? Have you actually tried it?
Hmm, It shouldn't. It is not chemical based. I never had any issues.
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Maybe you guys are talking about something else? This is the only one I ever knew anything about until I just went to the web site.

Goo Gone Sticker Lifter, 2oz

It even says it might dull some plastics on the site. Hindsight. It's a wonderful thing.
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The site refers to taking the shine off of glossy plastics. None of those are firearms-grade polymers.
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Maybe you guys are talking about something else? This is the only one I ever knew anything about until I just went to the web site.

Goo Gone Sticker Lifter, 2oz

It even says it might dull some plastics on the site. Hindsight. It's a wonderful thing.
I use this...Goo Gone, 3oz
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Round two, and I'm still not happy with it. I am a bit anal. Off to the store to try the paint.
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And note my bicycle inner tube grip...
Ha, I did. I tried it for a while but still prefer the pachmayr tactical grip the because of the rubber grip nubs.
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Thanks for posting on how you did your lettering. I decided to give it a try, so I took out one of my cheap lowers to practice on. I only did part of the lower for now, as I was learning. I did find that the larger letters & gun emblem were harder to fill in than the small print. I also got a little sloppy as you can see just below the Cal.Multi.



Just get something sharp like a straight pen and you can remove that paint at the bottom. Lightly scrape it out and use CLP and scrub that area real hard. If you happen to remove some paint from the lettering above it, you can just redo that part. I have found that adding a second coat a few days after the first, really gets everything perfect.
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Old thread, but.....

Last night there wasn't much on TV, so I got my M&P15-22 out of the safe and did some letter coloring. I used Testors paint.



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Used nailpolish on my Glock and my 15-22 aswell.



Dont have any updated pics of the 15-22
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Has anyone found a crayon that decently matches the FD e color?

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I have plenty of those paint pens, use em for painting on canvas. Would you think some painters tape placed tightly around the lettering and just fill her in then pull the tape off would work? That way you don't have that light haze smear from the wipe off process. Just suggesting, what I use to do when painting different layers and such.
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I have plenty of those paint pens, use em for painting on canvas. Would you think some painters tape placed tightly around the lettering and just fill her in then pull the tape off would work? That way you don't have that light haze smear from the wipe off process. Just suggesting, what I use to do when painting different layers and such.
That should work fine. But honestly, I just redid mine with green crayon slathered all over the area and the color looks great. A little goo-gone citrus and no smearing or any marks left over.
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I need some advice for a different gun. The etching is VERY light and shallow. My usual trick of acrylic paint and wiping it off didn't work. Does crayon work for REAL shallow stuff?

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i work in a printshop. i used silver ink.
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Has anyone found a crayon that decently matches the FD e color?

Blasted from my Samsung Galaxy SIII (CM10.1 Masta Mix).
Crayola "tumbleweed" matches pretty close. Also, I filled "MBUS" and the Magpul logo in black on my sights
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Did it today - Tumbleweed on the M&P logo, red/white on Fire/Safety. Had to heat up the polymer with a hairdryer a bit, then melt the tip of the crayon to get a nice smooth coverage. Just smear it in and wipe it away. I did the "Made in USA" in red/white/blue thinking it would be nice, but you can't see the blue. Considering chipping it out and doing a brighter shade.
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What are you using to color the letters? I saw pics of a red "fire" and white "safe" that looked pretty nice

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Just did my lower last night in tumbleweed closest match of the 96 crayon box I bought for my daughter :-DLetter Coloring Question-img_20130503_232443-jpg
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You can also remove the crayon with a pencil eraser, just be careful around the lettering so it doesn't pull out your coloring.
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Well I tried my hand at it and I'm very happy with the results. I used nail polish and non-acetone nail polish remover. Just coated the whole area not worrying about just the recesses, waited for it to dry and gently wiped off what I didn't want. A few coats and bit of headache and we're good. Wanna get a better red for the fire though.

Did my Glock slide too

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I always thought the nail polish technique was for metal parts and the crayon was for polymer. I used crayon for my 15-22 and am planning on doing nail polish for the M&P 40 tomorrow. Does anyone know of a good FDE-colored polish? Everything I see is sparkly and well..no. Might just end up going with white.
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Crayons seem to work well enough. Although it looks a little childish, but it's a .22LR. I'm sure most of us grew up shooting them as children anyways.



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Fingernail polish or appliance touch up paint.
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I used asparagus crayola crayon and windex to wipe excess. Closest to od I could find!

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Nail Polish...using Gun Scrubber and Q-tips to clean up excess.






Neon Melon works great as a Zombie green on a black background!


Also great as a front sight paint too.
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^^Where do you shop or work?^^

I need a new stripped lower for a project.
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Going to try the "tacticrayola" on my 15-22 today after work. from reading all the info here I'm going to use my wifes hair dyer and my kids crayons
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Great mod. I wanted to make the "Safe" and "Fire" etching more readable. Used the hairdryer and crayola method. Safe in white and Fire in red (did white followed up by red to make the red stand out).

Dripped the crayon in and wiped up the excess. Came out awesome. Great tips!
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Great mod. I wanted to make the "Safe" and "Fire" etching more readable. Used the hairdryer and crayola method. Safe in white and Fire in red (did white followed up by red to make the red stand out).

Dripped the crayon in and wiped up the excess. Came out awesome. Great tips!
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BIG change on mine! Went from white to grey on the M&P logo...

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There's still a little boy in all of us !!
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