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Old 06-19-2019, 07:06 AM
Ripton Ripton is offline
 
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Default Make the Lettering On An M1 Garand White

I think this is common knowledge for most of this crowd, but just in case, this is the way I do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNVL...eTwnc7mMIKpHBM

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Old 06-19-2019, 09:29 AM
Johnny Conroe Johnny Conroe is offline
 
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Thanks again for reposting. This video is very helpful. Last weekend was a very bleak and dreary world. Glad I survived!
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:32 PM
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Hi Ripton,


Thanks for re-posting that link!

I have been using a ink stick for a while. As you say it works well.
The method that was shown to me, is to clean the lettering with a de-greaser of some type first. It has lasts for years on many engraved markings.
"WE" all know there is always a better way to do a job.

May I ask, why do you use a coating of oil first before using the ink stick?

My guess is a thin buffer layer between the chemicals in the ink & metal to prevent rust or removing the original finish.

Thanks for any help you give us on this method,
broom
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:44 PM
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Hey Broom, I like how temporary the white wax china pencil is. My collection is always in flux, and I like to be able to soft toothbrush it out easily, in case a guns new owner does not prefer the white.

I lay the oil down because it helps the wax not stick to anything that's not stamped. Meaning I can wipe it off easily, and if the time comes get it out of the lettering easily as well.
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:50 PM
broomhandle broomhandle is offline
 
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Hi Ripton,

A new shooter & poster here (many years ago) had a post up for a while.
He complained that the new parkarizing job on his new CMP special came off !

A few posters asked him what he used to remove the white lettering.

He replied he use a brown SCOTCH BRITE pad!
To his horror it was totally his error! Thankfully, it was repaired as good as new in short order!
When we don't know, it's easy to make a error! I have made my share for sure! The older I get the more questions I ask.

Thanks for your quick reply,
broom
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