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

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  1. Jan 16, 2012 #1
    Wicked_Sixx

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    (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! :shock: 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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    I think that looks pretty great!
     
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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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    SmokedBMW

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    That looks great, nice work. Did you use a polishing wheel or by hand?
     
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    Ragnar

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    Not too shabby.
     
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    Sogan

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    I like it
     
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    dkmesa

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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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    Ballistik

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    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?

    Great work
     
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    Mjasinski

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    how did you shine the barrel? that looks sweet!
     

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