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~shocktheman~
03-21-2006, 11:28 AM
I know alot of people use nail polish to touch up scratches and things, how "well"(those whove actually used it) does it work? I dremelled off the back/top portion of my gun and was planning on using it. I also got careless in a few places and made like a 1" long nick on the top of the gun. Think it would work on anything as large as what I described?

LOL-I asked my mom if she had any black nail polish and she got really pissed cause she aint gothic

DFSniper
03-21-2006, 11:29 AM
lol, it works wonders. i picked one up for $.59! make sure you use the glossy black though.

~shocktheman~
03-21-2006, 11:31 AM
Hmmmm, so it really matches up that well?

DFSniper
03-21-2006, 11:33 AM
yeah.

~shocktheman~
03-21-2006, 02:16 PM
Anyone know if I should roughen the larger areas up with sandpaper first?
I'm thinking not since nails are pretty smooth.

DFSniper
03-21-2006, 11:57 PM
if you have ridges sticking out, then try and get those out. if its just a gash, then go ahead and paint over it. its better to put a few layers and let it sit for a while (its pretty fast drying though.)

~shocktheman~
03-22-2006, 08:12 AM
ya I tried it on the gashes and it didn't seem to work to well. #1 I couldn't get it only in the gash it cover the area around it as well and #2 When I let it sit to dry since nailpolish is pretty thick it was an unlevel lumpy area. I tried to sand it down alittle, but of course that only turned it whitish. Suggestions?

rowdyroper2003
03-22-2006, 09:03 AM
mask off around your scratch, then you can get real precise and it wont matter if its lumpy...just be sure, once you're happy with it, peel the tape off before it dries, else the nail polish will hold the tape down...

~shocktheman~
03-22-2006, 10:38 AM
What do you guys use to get it off, nailpolish remover?

DFSniper
03-22-2006, 12:08 PM
hmm, i guess i have 1337 nailpolish skillz! mine only left a little lump... try reducing your number of coats. i think i may only have used 1 or 2 on mine.

ooglieboogliebob
03-22-2006, 02:38 PM
yeah .. nailpolish remover'll get the nailpolish off ... but im not sure if it's good for the annodizing of your gun ...

SparkyGT
03-22-2006, 02:58 PM
did you actually buy all these supplies yourself or send in your girlfriend? :D

used some on touchups on vehicles sometimes LOL

Ares
03-22-2006, 05:00 PM
i nail polised my entire mag body black lol. almost like powdercoat for 99 cents

colonel_moo
03-22-2006, 05:24 PM
for the gash, try applying it generously, then quickly wipe it down, so the non-recessed part will get wiped off, but the recessed gash will retain the polish.

~shocktheman~
03-22-2006, 06:47 PM
hmm, i guess i have 1337 nailpolish skillz! mine only left a little lump... try reducing your number of coats. i think i may only have used 1 or 2 on mine.
Huh, you "must" have some 1337 skills cause when I did it I had to either use 1 really thick coat or a ton of thinner ones. It coulda just the been the nailpolish to though, it seemed pretty thin, colorwise. Maybe I'll give it another try and shake it up real good first. Not sure I'll make it through the next one though. That stuff.....is really.....strong......*slumps onto floor*

did you actually buy all these supplies yourself or send in your girlfriend? :D
lol actually I had my dad pick it up for meh:D