GUN colored reciever **PICS**

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  1. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    so, the china markers didn't end up working too well :o i went to the store today and bought some crayons :o

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    i rubbed it down with isopropyl alcohol before i started, then did the circular grining motion to get the crayon into the wells. it worked great. i used some of the alcohol to rub excess off, along with CLP. after that, i borrowed my gf's hairdryer and melted the crayon a little to get it into all the nooks and shit :coold: after that, i did a once over again with the CLP and it looks great.
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Damn, that looks awesome. Might have to try that on mine.
     
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    How does that look when ya get it dirty? And does it clean.....well? Or would you have to re-do it all again if you got some powder residue on there.
     
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    i assume just rub it with a clean cloth dipped in CLP :dunno: when i was rubbing the excess crayon off, it was enough to take it off but not enough to get it out of the cracks.

    once i got the process down, it wouldnt take long to re-crayon, blow dry, and clp finish if i need to
     
  5. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    good job. that looks really good
     
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    That's purty. I might have to try that.
     
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    I've seen some places offer to do the coloring for you to the lower beforer they sell it to you for $20 but the doing it yourself way seems like the way to go.
     
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    before i put the clp on it didnt really look all that great, but once i did, it really set the colors off from the reciever
     
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    that's pretty sweet, I may have to do that to my Garand's rear sight knobs at least
     
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    What happens when you actually shoot it enough to get it hot? Does that stuff just melt out all over your receiver?
     
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    :dunno:

    Ill try it on my AR and see how it goes.
     
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    I think you have problems if your lower receiver is getting that hot.
     
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    Looks great, but what if a guy wanted the same looking thing but didnt wanna have to redo it?
     
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    am i the only one that was expecting the receiver to be brown? :o
     
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    yes
     
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    Your GF's finger nail polish might be an option
     
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    I've colored my fire controls too. I wipe the area with alcohol, then use a toothpick to fill the crevice with model paint, then wip the top smooth with a paper towel wrapped around a CC slightly damp with alcohol. It will wipe the excess off but won't press down into the grooves.
     
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    the proper term is African American
     
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    I have no idea what the melting temperature of that stuff is. I shoot suppressors on my rifles. They get hotter than an unsuppressed gun. I was just asking out of curiosity.
     
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    on second thought, the receiver might not get hot from shooting. however, being out in the sun during summer might cause it to melt :o

    worst comes to worst i can dig it all out with a toothpick and get some model paint :dunno:
     
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    dude, if you plan on going shooting during the summer when it gets that hot, you are fucking crazy.
     
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    Should be ok unless your going shooting in the desert, I'd imagine would take 120+ before wax starts to melt. Paint would be better gets dirty can clean the dirt out of it, wax you'll have to redo it when it gets dirty.
     
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    not brown but i was expecting it to not be black :o
     

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