GUN gun coloring?

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  1. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    does anyone know how to color in the markings on an ar15 reciever?

    i've seen pics of someones USP how the safe and fire switches were colored white and red respectively.

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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Maybe get a paint marker and over paint it, then wipe off excess shortly after :dunno:
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    china marker
     
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    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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  5. Paul Revere

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    :cool:

    i assume you just mark on the evngravings, then wipe the excess off with a cloth or something?
     
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    twofourtysx New Member

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    they also have crayons that some people use
     
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    a quick copy n past from ARFCOM


    Crayola Crayon (White & Scarlet Red)
    Isopropyl Alcohol
    Masking tape
    Cotton Cloth
    Wooden Toothpick
    Hair Dryer

    1. Wipe down all areas to be lettered with a clean cotten cloth and the alcohol.

    2. Using the masking tape, tape off the areas to be colored.

    3. Rub the crayon around the area in a circular/up/down/left/right motion. Apply slight pressure here so that you pack the crayon into the lettering crevice. You'll have alot of chipped crayon i just kept pushing it into the lettering. The tighter you pack this in the better it will settle.

    4. Using a clean section of cloth soaked in alcohol, lightly rub around the lettering in a circular motion again. Dont press hard. Kep rubbing until the areas around the lettering is clean and the lettering itself is crisp and sharp. This is the hardest part of doing this... Just takes a little time since your not applying any pressure to get the residue out of the rough areas. I also used a wooden fingernail scraper soaked in alcohol to cleanup the bigger residue. A toothpick will suffice fine for this. And it wont scratch the finish. Once its cleaned up to your liking, wipe it all down one last time wiht a clean cloth and alcohol again.

    5. Using the hi setting, run the hair dryer over the lettering. Move it around. Dont hold it directly on the crayon or it will melt and run out of the crevices. Try to warm up the metal more than the crayon. It will slightly melt and sink into the crevices really nice and solify more uniformly. Check over the lettering to make sure that everything is the way you like it.

    6. I run over the entire reciever with Rem Oil and then wiped off the excess.

    7. Last step. Run over the entire reciever with a silicone gun cloth. The rem oil and silicone help to blend the finish back even from the alcohol rubbing.
    This is really a very quick process... Doesnt take muchtime at all. But the key is... TAKE YOUR TIME! If it doesnt work out the way you like it, just dig the crayon out with the toothpick, run over it with a cloth soaked with acetone and it will take it all right out. I used a tooth brush to really get down into the lettering that I removed.

    link to original
    http://www.jobrelatedstuff.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=314643
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I came in here to post that :bigthumb:
     
  10. Paul Revere

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    i have a michaels in my town, i might go over there tomorrow morning and try this out.
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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  12. Paul Revere

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    So I went over to Michaels after work, they only had a black one. No white or red. The store person said shes never even seen ones in red.

    Well, after a little searching online I found dickblick.com :)rofl: ) which apparently is a pretty decent online art supply store and I ordered 2, white and crimson red for $0.83 each :cool: and $8 shipping :coolugh:
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    Dick blick used to have a retail store here.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Paint your entire gun in tigerstripe pink
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    You actually paid $8 shipping :wtf:
     
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    it was the cheapest :wtf:

    plus, the markers @ michaels would have been about $4 each, so its comparable
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Sorry, it's just that when I get bend over on shipping I usually look elsewhere but then again I'm crazy like that :hsughno:
     
  18. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    all the other places i saw online were selling them for like 5 bucks each. once place was 10.

    all in all, i think $0.83 per + some shipping isnt that bad of a deal.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    How about glow in the dark paint on the safety and some other shit for when someone breaks in at night? :hsughno:
     
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    i dont need to look at my safety to see if its on or off :hsughno:
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    You could put "This end toward bad guy" in the glow in the dark paint on the barrel.:hsugh:
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    No glow in the dark, no care.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    It says "Front Toward Enemy" but it fails to label which side is the front, how is anyone supposed to figure those things out?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    are you serious?
     

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