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Help- Who has painted the slide letters?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Dr_fast, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:15 PM.

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    A63BBE3B-5C70-4307-B452-AE4916964CDB.jpeg 03CF0E88-0280-471F-85DE-AA3C718A636E.jpeg I would like to paint in the slide letters on my G 26. Newest family member. What paint do I use? Technique suggestions? Pitfalls?

    And I’m taking poll, white or black for the letters?
     
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    I did for my wife. I used hot pink nail polish. Once it was on i used nail polish remover to get rid of the excess. Using a q tip helped.
     
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    Brownells sell 'special' crayons, or just use whatever color nail polish you want and after it dries slowly remove the excess with isopropyl alcohol.
     
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    Testors Model paint.

    Mask off the area around the area you want to fill to make clean up easier.
     
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    I used white nail polish. Apply, let dry, use (non-acetone) nail polish remover and a cotton pad to take off the excess. The color remains in the lettering, it’s simple and lasts.
    I then use a little rubbing alcohol to ensure the slide is clean of any nail polish remover and apply some lube to the slide overnight for preservation.
     
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    ^^^^This.^^^^
    But, I found by using a plastic straight edge (similar to a credit card or business card) and scraping the excess paint after applying it to the letters, makes for a better way to get more color into the letters and makes cleaning the excess from the slide A LOT easier!
     
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    Good tips in here... and I'm overdue to freshen up a couple of my previous paint jobs...

    Thanks!
     
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    I absolutely cannot stand unfilled markings (it just looks unfinished), so I color fill everything if it doesn't come that way from the factory. Looks so much more finished, plus your SNs are much easier to read. You can use crayola crayons, but honestly testors is just as removable.

    For the crayola method, you heat up the area and then just let the crayon melt all over it. Then you come in with q tips dipped in iso alc to clean it up. Just make little circles like you're polishing shoes, but don't use pressure.

    For testors, you just goop it on into the markings, then come in with q tips dipped in brake cleaner to clean off the excess. Just be sure to let it dry completely, or it won't work. I would suggest letting it dry over night.

    For really shallow markings where the q tip is removing the fill, you can use pieces of card stock soaked in the solution, whether it be iso alc or brake cleaner. Again, both methods are 100% removable, but the testors will last a lot longer.

    For FDE, I would suggest using a dark brown color fill, or sand to match the frame. For black, off white color fill by far looks the best. Of course you can get crazy with it, but I'm not really into that. Whatever you do, I would suggest matte, as it looks better IMO, plus it seems to hold up much better than the high gloss stuff.
     
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    And here come the trolls...

    Don't listen, OP. Keep it tasteful and it will look great. And did I mention it's 100% reversible?
     
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    Pics please??? :flag:
     
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    Did it to my 17L about six or seven years ago just to see how it worked (used some old white nail polish I got from my daughter). The only place it has worn off was on t Glock 17L LS.jpg he barrel (sorry I don;t have a pic of that side of the gun).
     
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    I will try and get some when i get home today
     
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    I can't stand that people do this. Sorry, nothing constructive to add. Bye
     
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    I do this also. Pretty much all my Glocks get it. Works great. More for quick ID as I have many in the safe.