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Discussion in 'General SA-XD/XD(M) Talk' started by Firepower_426, Dec 3, 2005.

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    Firepower_426

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    to fill in their lettering. have any techniques, tips or strategies? I've only talked to Dave about filling in his blue slider XD, anyone else? Thanks!

     
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    Practice with a crayon. Go over the area in a circular motion. Once you get good coverage, buff it off with a soft cloth. Repeat as required. My original crayon job is over a year old and still looking good. Armadillo helps with that.
     
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    Firepower_426

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    Well I already have the lacquer stick in front of me. Buff with a soft cloth you say, I believe David used paper (as not to get into the letters themselves). Anyone else?
     
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    I applied the color with a back and forth method, pushing the paste in the groves from both angles.
    This will assure complete coating without any voids or air pockets.
    Then I scraped off the bulk paste with ridged piece of cardboard.
    Do this while not disturbing the material in the groves.
    After the color paste started to set up, I wiped the rest off with a rag. Then detailed cleaned with a q-tip w/ just a little mineral spirits. After full cure, I polished the surface.
     
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    i used Old School's crayon method (red) on my bi-tone. Still looks great and has lasted about 2 months and 800 rounds. But I did it also on my black service and the crayon runs out everytime I shoot it. Guess its the finish on it. Good luck with the laquer stick, curious if it lasts longer and is easy to remove (I like to change colors periodically---yeah, I live on the edge! :lol: )
     
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    Firepower_426

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    Cool, I applied it in a quick and rough method, and it worked just fine. Thanks for the suggestions guys!
     
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    R/T Performance

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    Biggest tip after it looks good DON"T TOUCH IT for a whole day :shock:
     
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    Firepower_426

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    Ehn, mine looks great and I touched it right after, I suppose if you had wet hands and put your fingers over the lettering you'd have an issue, otherwise...

    Good stuff though.
     
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    R/T Performance

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    I tried to rack mine and it was time to start over Smudge it all over :lol:
     
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    Firepower_426

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    Oh wow, I didn't have that issue. Ehn, mine might have been harder though (shipped to MN and all, it was pretty cold). :lol:
     

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