XD Talk

  • Home
  • Forum
  • Active Topics
  • Gallery
  • Social Groups
  • Search
  • Today's Posts
  • Mark Forums Read
  • Register
  • Advertise

Okay whats really the most permanent way to color the engravings on slide.

This is a discussion on Okay whats really the most permanent way to color the engravings on slide. within the XD Gunsmithing and Maintenance forums, part of the XD Talk category; Just a heads up, if you do buy high temp paint you may have to bake it on to dry. I sprayed a pipe about ...

Breadcrumb Image XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source! » XD Talk » XD Gunsmithing and Maintenance » Okay whats really the most permanent way to color the engravings on slide.

Reply
Old 01-25-2012, 11:39 AM   #11
XDTalk 100 Member
 
Member #: 65817
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 112
Just a heads up, if you do buy high temp paint you may have to bake it on to dry. I sprayed a pipe about 10 years ago and didn't bake it, well its still wet to this day... I'd use auto paint if I were going to consider doing such a job.
l67coooled is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 01-25-2012, 01:28 PM   #12
XDTalk Member
 
SlowShooter's Avatar
 
Member #: 48735
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 61
I've been thinking about this also.
Crayons and lacquer sticks wont last, even enamel paint will quickly dissolve away if you clean with RemOil or similar light solvent.

I've discovered that Xylene paint markers are the most permenant paint available for this task, that can easily be done at home. Many colors available. after a few months, my colored engravings are still holding-up fine, even when cleaning with RemOil.


I've got a video about it on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I did it:

Link for mobile: m.youtube.com/watch?v=EjGNm0HJV7w

This process uses Kroil as a solvent, so make sure you wipe off all the Kroil when done and re-oil with something gentler. I did this on several firearms now, a the main thing to watch out for is the rubbing process (to remove excess from around the engraving): rub too hard or too much may wear-thin some older (weaker) finishes (I have not had a problem, but just warning you).
But I've done this on several guns now, and so far so good...
__________________
YouTube channel: ResponsibleCitizen64
SlowShooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2012, 01:34 PM   #13
XDTalk 100 Member
 
SubcompactXDMan's Avatar
 
Member #: 67602
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Mechanicsville, VA
Posts: 338
Here's my walkthrough and thoughts on nail polish...

__________________
We still believe in the America that is a land of opportunity and a beacon of freedom. We believe in the America that challenges each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves.
Mitt Romney Romney '12

XD .40 Subcompact
Laserlyte rear sight laser
PRP Ultimate Match Trigger Kit
SubcompactXDMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #14
XDTalk Member
 
1simpson1's Avatar
 
Member #: 63479
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NH
Posts: 63
I dont think baking would be too much of a problem for the ceramic engine paint but thanks for the heads up on that. That xylene paint sounds like a good idea. thanks for the video.
1simpson1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source! » XD Talk » XD Gunsmithing and Maintenance

color, crayon, laquer, nail polish, slide


Search tags for this page
auto touch up paint on glock
,

best paint to fill firearms engravings

,

best way to color fill glock

,

color fill glock

,

color fill gun

,

color fill gun engraving

,

color filling engraving

,
color in letters on s&w m&p
,

home painting color ideas

,
home painting ideas
,
how to color fill a glock with car paint
,
how to color the glock slide
,

how to color the letters on a glock

,

painting m&p slide

,
what is the best paint to fill gun slide engravings
,
what to.use to paint engraving on pistol?
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On