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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; I have seen all three ways done with crayon, laquer, and nail polish. I have heard both good and bad things about each. This seems ...

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Old 01-23-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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Cool Okay whats really the most permanent way to color the engravings on slide.

I have seen all three ways done with crayon, laquer, and nail polish. I have heard both good and bad things about each. This seems like a relatively new idea and i want to know who has had experience with each when going to the range and how it holds up over time. I really just want to do the most permanent choice and not have to worry about doing it once a month. Thanks for any insights.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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I use car touch up paint and it works pretty slick so far.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:39 PM   #4
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Well of course there are more permanent ways, but those ways also cost a lot more and usually require a professional to do... ur missing the key point with the crayons, nail polish, and lacquer... There a cheap, and easy way to color ur engravings... that u can do urself in a short amount of time, honestly the easiness and quickness it can be done makes the touch ups worth it, and the savings also...
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Left mine as is, pretty permanent.

What did you find negative about the nail polish?
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:21 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the quick replies guys. I understand the point of the crayons and such being simple and easy with the possibility of reversing whenever you want back to stock. I liked the nail polish idea but i had seen some video tutorials where the guy was saying that the heating up and cooling down process seemed the "chip" out slowly and he had to redo the job every few trips to the range. I appreciate the quick and easy way to do it but i am looking for a more permanent solution. Misfit I like the idea of car touch up paint seeing how its made for metal use. What did you do for a process with the car paint? Glob it on then clean off using some type of paint thinner or non acetone polish remover? Also i am going to look into some engine touch up paint seeing how it is made to withstand high temps.
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i use the same technique they use for fingernail polish. glob it on, wipe it off, and use remover to clean up. mine had acetone in it though. i used very light pressure to clean up.
It's better than buying fingernail polish lol.
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Car paint still requires a prep surface to adhere to. I imagine it would begin to have the same effects of cracking and such pretty quickly.
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okay thanks for the update. Im gonna look into some high temp bbq paint to see what that might do. cant find any white tho. only black.
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how about ceramic engine paint. made to withstand high temps, lots of colors, comes in a spray bomb
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