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i want to color the deer white, and the 223 and other markings RED

i know some people said with crayon and something else?

how easy? Is there a guide or video out there?
 

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so all you need to use is a lackquer stick? no crayon?
 

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the lacquer hardens to a permanent filling Crayon is less permanent heat it back up and wipe it off and its gone.

also Crayon will not last as long as it will get a dirty faster and need to be redone.
 

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+1 on what T.J. said.

Crayon is easy to do, but will need redone depending on how much you use the rifle, how dirty it gets and how it is cleaned. It is very easy to fill in with a crayon, but also easy to mess it up once it is done.

The lacquer is pretty permanent unless you plan on removing some of the finish on your lower at the same time you remove the lacquer and then plan to refinish the entire lower.
 

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do you fill in the lettering on your hammers and circular saws?

if you really want to color, why not get a coloring book?:confused:

if you would like to highlight the safe/fire markings to more easily differentiate them for newer shooters, i can get behind that. that serves a legitimate purpose. coloring the brand roll marks? useless.
 

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do you fill in the lettering on your hammers and circular saws?

if you really want to color, why not get a coloring book?:confused:

if you would like to highlight the safe/fire markings to more easily differentiate them for newer shooters, i can get behind that. that serves a legitimate purpose. coloring the brand roll marks? useless.
alot of things that we do border on useless or semi useless for us common ppl. :cool:

but we do them anyways, same with coloring in the rollmarks. even HK colors in their roll mark on the 416.

I've heard crayon and then hit it with clp.
 

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That's good stuff, mvician!!! :)
 

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I personally use crayola when doing mine because its less permanent and is can easily be fixed if you make a mistake,

who knows what i like today may not be what i like tomorrow.
 

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I guess it's a good thing that he is coloring in the rollmark on his own rifle and not yours. ;) I must have missed where the OP asked for others to justify him adding some color to his rifle...:rolleyes:

do you fill in the lettering on your hammers and circular saws?

if you really want to color, why not get a coloring book?:confused:

if you would like to highlight the safe/fire markings to more easily differentiate them for newer shooters, i can get behind that. that serves a legitimate purpose. coloring the brand roll marks? useless.
 

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I guess it's a good thing that he is coloring in the rollmark on his own rifle and not yours. ;) I must have missed where the OP asked for others to justify him adding some color to his rifle...:rolleyes:
is it illegal to ask someones motivation for a seemingly meaningless activity?
and someone needs to take that rolly eyes smiley away from you. so snotty....:D
 

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is it illegal to ask someones motivation for a seemingly meaningless activity?
and someone needs to take that rolly eyes smiley away from you. so snotty....:D

I would have to say that your first post in this thread was pretty snotty...:D
 

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i dunno...firearms arent toys. rubs me wrong when it seems like people are treating them like toys. using crayolas on them or whatever.

im not saying you cant do that stuff. I just question your motivation. Id like folks to question their OWN motivation. "wait, why the hell am i doing this??? this isnt a toy, it isnt a pretty piece for my mantle, does this make my firearm work better or more user friendly, safer, more accurate, is what i am doing a good substitute for practicing with my firearm?? Am i just doing it because i think it "looks cool"?? Is that an appropriate motivation to do ANYTHING to my firearm???......"
 

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Id like folks to question their OWN motivation. "wait, why the hell am i doing this???

Because it's His, and He wants to. I know this can seem pretty complicated, but sometimes it's just best to let things be.....
 

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Because it's His, and He wants to. I know this can seem pretty complicated, but sometimes it's just best to let things be.....
so if i made a post asking what the best way to rub strained peas onto my bolt carrier.....not ONE person would ask me WTF is my reasoning?:confused:
 

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ARin, your replies aren't like you... Everything alright?


I think a lot of the whole "coloring in" comes from the H&K products. A lot of people like that look so they will try to emulate it themselves. I really don't see the problem with coloring in the "Safe" and "Fire", it does make it more visible when you are looking at it from afar. There are companies that will do some laser engraving, and A LOT of people like that, but, there is also a lot of people who will not pay for it and have this option as well.

Now if you wanted to rub peas all over your rifle... Then that's all on you, I myself would use corn! :)
 
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