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I don't really think this qualifies as "smithing" but here goes anyway!

Today I decided to use the lacquer stix I bought over a year ago. Back when I ordered I thought the order was for a white and a black stick but I received a white and red. No worries I didn't take the time to chase down the problem. The stix are inexpensive and not worth the time.

So anyway I decided to gussy up both my M&P Sports.

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Looking good!! Lacquer stix - heated I assume. Flame or a heat gun?!?! Never done a color fill before - might be nail polish depending. :)

That reminds me - I have an 80% lower running with NO safety indication at all!
I'm thinking a red and white dot, drilled and filled - AND some sort of I.D. number UNDER the grip so as not to be found and removed if the gun is ever lost/stolen!!
 

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I used these. No heat required.

http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...color-fill-sticks/lacquer-stik--prod7778.aspx

Just fill the void. Let sit for a few minutes. Then I used a credit card to take off the heaviest stuff. Then I used lacquer thinner and t-shirt material to gently wipe off the excess. It took several wipes to get it done. Plus it seemed like the lacquer thinner kind of "grayed" the black. Once I felt the area was fairly clean I just put a dap of gun oil on a rag and gently wiped it over the area and then wiped with a dry rag and all was good with the world again!

After the fact I did read the label on the stick and it says to use "mineral oil" to clean up excess on rough surfaces. What? read the directions?! pppffft! :)
 

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That's right, Real men don't need no stinkin directions:D
 

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Bah - mineral oil, mineral spirits, Hoppes #9 — I bet it's all good!! :)

Considering my job will take about one millionth of a stick I'll probably get creative - lord knows we have art materials collected over years around the house!!
 
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Oh, and it's bbbeeeuuuttttiiiiffffuuuullll
 
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I used these. No heat required.

http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...color-fill-sticks/lacquer-stik--prod7778.aspx

Just fill the void. Let sit for a few minutes. Then I used a credit card to take off the heaviest stuff. Then I used lacquer thinner and t-shirt material to gently wipe off the excess. It took several wipes to get it done. Plus it seemed like the lacquer thinner kind of "grayed" the black. Once I felt the area was fairly clean I just put a dap of gun oil on a rag and gently wiped it over the area and then wiped with a dry rag and all was good with the world again!

After the fact I did read the label on the stick and it says to use "mineral oil" to clean up excess on rough surfaces. What? read the directions?! pppffft! :)
Same thing I used when I was building golf clubs. Just like a crayon, only different. : )
 

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Bah - mineral oil, mineral spirits, Hoppes #9 — I bet it's all good!! :)

Considering my job will take about one millionth of a stick I'll probably get creative - lord knows we have art materials collected over years around the house!!
Actually, if you want I can mail mine to you. Plus I have a hefty little bag of short .223 brass to send to you if interested.
 

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Actually, if you want I can mail mine to you. Plus I have a hefty little bag of short .223 brass to send to you if interested.
Did it harden well?! You could cut a wafer off and put it into foil.

What brass could you use in trade?
1 in spec .223 for 2 short ones?
1:1 - 9, 40, 45, 38spcl, 380??? In 9 & 40 I have nickle plated...

Mix-n-match!!!
 

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Did it harden well?! You could cut a wafer off and put it into foil.

What brass could you use in trade?
1 in spec .223 for 2 short ones?
1:1 - 9, 40, 45, 38spcl, 380??? In 9 & 40 I have nickle plated...

Mix-n-match!!!
Actually I have some .40 I'll send you too. I don't shoot .40. I guess spec .223 would be the most useful to me. I have a few cans of 9mm and .45.

There's a good idea. I'll just cut off a chunk of the stick. Do you want both colors?
 

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Coloring looks good, I want to do that so some of mine.
 
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I have some tools that I would like to do this to, like a punch set I just picked up and it's hard to read the sizes. Do they sell this kind of thing at any particular big box?
 

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I can mail you a chunk of the 2 colors that I have too if you want. It doesn't take much.
Yeah - a little wafer of both would set me up.

PM sent about brass!
 

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I have some tools that I would like to do this to, like a punch set I just picked up and it's hard to read the sizes. Do they sell this kind of thing at any particular big box?
I really don't know any other places that might sell them. Maybe art supply stores? Maybe big box hardware? I just haven't look for them anywhere. This is where I bought them...
http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...rce=ir&cm_mmc=affiliate-_-Itwine-_-IR-_-60594

Looks like Amazon has them...
Amazon.com: lacquer stik
 

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I can mail you a chunk of the 2 colors that I have too if you want. It doesn't take much.
Thanks for the offer, I have a friend with enough art supplies to open their own store, she is going to hook me up.
 
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I have some tools that I would like to do this to, like a punch set I just picked up and it's hard to read the sizes. Do they sell this kind of thing at any particular big box?
Good idea on the punch sets. Also all those screw driver bits that are hard to read.

 
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