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Highlighting engraving on a receiver

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dougbbbb, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Dougbbbb

    Dougbbbb TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Hello


    I tried to highlight the engraving on my receiver using a black magic marker and it didn't turn out that bad. My question is, do they make or has anyone used a more permanent way of doing this or an easier way to make it last

    Thanks

    Doug

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  2. Justinosen

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    They make a engravers paint
     
  3. wireguy

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    Interesting. I do like that better.
     
  4. kyskeet

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    There is a product I believe called Engravers wax that is used for this
     
  5. mpenley

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    Try "Plow Paint", wont rust or fade and can remove easy with gas or deisel as it is tar base. I use it on my two bottom at end of season and just let is scour off next year when I pull the field with my 8N.
     
  6. Chugiakshooter

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    Testors black model paint,an old jewelers trick.Rub off the excess,works great.
     
  7. Avaldes

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    Doug, the "enhanced" background looks GREAT! I always like engraving where they leave the bluing in the bottom of the engraving pattern and make the highlights in silver. Look at the TMX "Gargoyle" thread and you can see what I am talking about.
     
  8. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Here's one Bill Mains did.


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    Here's one I did after Bill Mains gave me some instructions.


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  9. Dougbbbb

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    Thank you everyone for you're advice. Bulge, those are some beauty's. if you could give me some advice I would much appreciate it.

    Thanks

    Doug
     
  10. gun fitter

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    Technique is a big part but almost any black paint will work. Looks good Doug!

    Some look better with a flat paint and others gloss you need to find out what works best for you.

    In a pinch black shoe polish seems to work.

    But I dont know from shinola!
    Joe
     
  11. Brian in Oregon

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    And gun cleaning solvents will strip model paint off too.
     
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    Anyone know where Engravers Wax can be purchased?
     
  13. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Try a Jewelery store. Not the big chain stores. I beleive it is Jewelers Rouge. Bulge.
     
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