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#1 kwaispro727

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:23 AM

I've heard of people melting red/white crayons into the engraved safe/semi/auto.  Has anyone tried this?  Does it hold up over time?

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:41 AM

View Postkwaispro727, on 27 November 2013 - 08:23 AM, said:

I've heard of people melting red/white crayons into the engraved safe/semi/auto.  Has anyone tried this?  Does it hold up over time?
I've heard that too bu I used acrylic paint swiped in and swiped off and it did a great job.  You need to be cautious with the application...less is more if you know what I mean.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

View Postkwaispro727, on 27 November 2013 - 08:23 AM, said:

I've heard of people melting red/white crayons into the engraved safe/semi/auto.  Has anyone tried this?  Does it hold up over time?
I have done something like this to all my airsoft replicas and it works great. However instead of melting the crayon, I just mash it into the engraved locations. It's just like coloring when we were young; you use excessive force smashing the crayons. After the engraved location have been filled, there will be crayon wax left on the surface. I think I used some wet paper towel/ cloth and possibly an eraser to remove that. The crayon holds up great and should not come off unless it is done deliberately (ie. using a sharp point to pick it off).

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 03:49 PM

You can buy a paint stick in several colors.  Wipe on. Wipe off leaving what's in the embossed portion.  Serves no purpose other than cosmetics.  I've seen guys do this with every engraved/embossed/stamped letter on their rifle or pistol.  As I said, no purpose -- but no harm either.  If it makes you feel better do it.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:55 PM

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Done with simple acrylic paint.  Its not hard to do,  However i did have to use some etching tools i had to take out the black material first so it could stick directly to the metal for better adhesion.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:04 AM

That looks great.  Thanks.




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