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Customized my Bi-Tone XDm a little... PICS

This is a discussion on Customized my Bi-Tone XDm a little... PICS within the General SA-XD/XD(M) Talk forums, part of the XD Talk category; (wasnt sure if this was the correct area to post in) I read a post on how to do "color fill" with finger nail polish ...

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Old 01-16-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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Customized my Bi-Tone XDm a little... PICS

(wasnt sure if this was the correct area to post in)

I read a post on how to do "color fill" with finger nail polish so i gave it a shot today. Once I got into it I decided that a polished barrel would look nice as well so why not try on your first gun you've ever owned that was about $700! I thought id show you all.
I think it looks pretty good for the first try. I was a little hesitant to do all this since i just bought the gun Jan. 13th and shot it for the first time yesterday.

















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Old 01-16-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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I think that looks pretty great!
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:34 PM   #3
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That does look good. I only shined my barrel.
Is that kind of a satin finish what you get when you shine the slide? I like that look. I guess you just keep it well oiled to prevent corrosion.

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Old 01-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #4
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My mistake. I just realized that it is a bi-tone.

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Old 01-16-2012, 05:31 PM   #5
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That looks great, nice work. Did you use a polishing wheel or by hand?
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Not too shabby.
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I like it
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:46 PM   #8
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Looks great. Please share your processes for these 2 tricks or the resources you used. How do you wipe off the excess nail polish? Do you using rubbing alcohol?
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Looks great. Please share your processes for these 2 tricks or the resources you used. How do you wipe off the excess nail polish? Do you using rubbing alcohol?
I seconded this comment ^ as I want to do something to mine this week. Might try a different color but that does look sick. And what did you use to do the last photo effect?

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how did you shine the barrel? that looks sweet!
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