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Some White Lettering on My Glocks.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by elijah58, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. elijah58

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    Just colored the letters on a few of my glocks, it turned out pretty well.


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  2. conpro

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    I did my 26 like that it looks pretty cool.
     


  3. AtlantaR6

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    Looks great. Did you just use a white crayon?
     
  4. CigarandScotch

    CigarandScotch Fartacus

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    I tried it with several different colored crayons. I though bright green was pretty cool.
     
  5. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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  6. 8ptbuk

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    Would someone explain the process for doing this . looks great ! Thanks
     
  7. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

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    I use white spray paint. It only sticks on the numbers/letters


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  8. AtlantaR6

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    So you painted it on and just rubbed the excess off after it dried or when it was still wet? Really want to do this.
     
  9. Dcrabtree

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    The easiest way is to get a bottle of white fingernail polish, q-tips, NON- acetone fingernail polish remover, and paper towels. Just paint in the lettering, making sure to dab the polish all the way into the bottom. Next take a folded paper towel and get it damp with the polish remover and wipe away the excess polish making sure you don't wipe out the paint in the lettering. Let this dry for a few minutes, then repeat 2-3 more times until you get a nice even fill. I used q-tip dipped in the polish remover afterwards to get rid of any polish left over in the textured pits of slide.
     
  10. bac1023

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  11. Nice job. For a little bling, try the gold colored crayon. Did my G36 and it looked great.:wavey:
     
  12. danysw

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    I did it with a golden nail polish on my Glock, M&P and on my Sig P226. All of them look great.
     
  13. elijah58

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    OK, I know I am gonna hear some flack over this but this is what I did with mine. I tried the fingernail Polish and after about 4-5 coats I still had some dark spots in the letters so I used a glossy white touch up paint, its in a bottle like whiteout. and now I can do it in five minutes or less and the Paint only takes one coat. I use a q tip with alcohol to clean the letters so that there is no oil in there, then I dab the paint on the letters making sure i get it into the letters really good. I usually know when it is enough when I can't make out the letters anymore. as soon as I finish that I take a folded paper towel holding it flat against the slide and slide it forward one time, this will remove most of the paint residue that has not dried. Then I put some fingernail polish remover on the paper towel (I do use the acetone based, I have tested it many times and no ill effects at all) hold it flat again and rub it across the slide, this will remove alot of the remaining paint. then take another part of the paper towel wet a spot with the remover and hold the paper towel so that your index finger is behind the towel and on top of the remover, I then put the paper towel on the slide where my finger is and work it in a circular motion around the letters to remove any left over paint. You will get an idea of how much pressure you can use while you are wiping it off. and remember if you take a little too much off, you can still redo that part. also if you decide to take it off, a q tip and polish remover and its gone.
    Eli
     
  14. Stlbrian

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    I used nail polish, and NON ACETONE (non is the key, as acetone will discolor the plastic on mags, not sure what it will do to the finish on the slide) fingernail polish remover.

    Brush on thick, wait a few minutes for it to set, then rub a paper towel with some remover on it over the surface.

    Maybe a 5 minute project.

    I use different colors on my mags to remind me when I bought them. White were this batch, red were this batch, etc.....