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    filling Engraving of XDM9

    I was browsing on the internet and I found this interesting site on how to fill the engravings on an XDM9..Here is the website:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=576kP...eature=related

    not sure if this is a good idea or of how this will withstand shooting it at the range, or keeping the gun in the car on a hot day..but for sure it looks cool for picture taking..I tried it on mine for posing some pictures, I don't expect it to last, and I will wipe it off clean afterwards..But here some of the posed pictures:



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    Looks pretty cool... but I wonder how crayon wax likes Gun Scrubber?!

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    I wiped off first thing this morning after I took the pictures late last night..I couldn't stand the idea of having wax in the engravings...Wiped all clean with hopes no.9 and a tooth brush..Back to normal.

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    Is that a dude in the video? looks like he had his toe nails done. He says that if you use the weapon it will come off in cleaning. I'll take a pass on this idea. Sorry painted toenail man..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsJohnson View Post
    Is that a dude in the video? looks like he had his toe nails done. He says that if you use the weapon it will come off in cleaning. I'll take a pass on this idea. Sorry painted toenail man..
    HAHA! True. I went back and watched it again... but only DJ would notice another man's pedicure!

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    lmao!! They were reflecting light! I guess that's why I don't wear sandals cause my feet are too damn ugly..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsJohnson View Post
    Is that a dude in the video? looks like he had his toe nails done. He says that if you use the weapon it will come off in cleaning. I'll take a pass on this idea. Sorry painted toenail man..
    I agree with you 100% DevilJohnson about this guy's feet..it was distracting in the video..

    But the truth of the matter, this crayola technique is great for picture taking only..kind of posing makeup..easy on - couple of snap pictures of the gun - then easy off with hopes no. 9..nothing much - nothing more..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsJohnson View Post
    lmao!! They were reflecting light! I guess that's why I don't wear sandals cause my feet are too damn ugly..lol
    Hmmm.... funny, I didn't notice them until you pointed it out!

    Don't worry, his legs were a little too chunky for me anyway! (in my best inner-city barber shop gossip voice)

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    If you want to try the filling again, there are better materials than Crayola crayons.
    Brownell's sells shellac filler sticks, and the stuff comes in many colors, including (if my memory still works) white. You heat it (and the slide), and apply it with a metal spatula (which Brownell's also sells).
    There's also a gold-filling kit and a silver-filling kit, made by Forster (if my memory still works). Brownell's sells them, too. These go on cold, as a paste or semi-liquid, and then the stuff hardens.

    If you want to paint your toenails, however, I suggest a bright red over a white undercoat. That way, you can use the same enamels to properly color your pistol's front sight.
    If you paint your toenails, you're gonna need that pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    If you want to paint your toenails, however, I suggest a bright red over a white undercoat. That way, you can use the same enamels to properly color your pistol's front sight.
    If you paint your toenails, you're gonna need that pistol.
    I wouldn't be as hasty to simply recommend a basic toenail color, as such. Festive holiday themes are more my approach... but this is not really the forum for that- If you'd like DevilsJohnson and I get together on thursdays!

    He's quite the host, strawberry daquiries all around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YFZsandrider View Post
    I wouldn't be as hasty to simply recommend a basic toenail color, as such. Festive holiday themes are more my approach... but this is not really the forum for that- If you'd like DevilsJohnson and I get together on thursdays!

    He's quite the host, strawberry daquiries all around!
    OK...guys just for the records..two things:

    1) first of all I am not that dude in the video..I was surfing for Youtube videos on XDM9, see if there is any tips on how to grip it, you know some technical tips..and I got this Dude's video which at 2:30 am in the morning seemed to be a good idea to explore.

    2) Second and last, I did try the crayola thing knowing it is definitely not a solution..I snapped some pictures and then I wiped it off..I don't like to paint my guns in any color or format..The maximum I can tolerate is a dual tone black and stainless steel..and that's it in hand gun colors..

    I LIKE MY GUNS IN THEIR ORIGINAL STOCK COLOR...I am an old fashioned guy, with a clean hair cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
    I am an old fashioned guy, with a clean hair cut.
    k..... but who does your nails?!

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    OK Guys..I give up...

    You win...

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    I dolled up my wife's xd9sc by painting the engravings. First shot was with a pink crayon. Looked good, but I could tell it was not going to last. I went with nail polish. I painted it on thick, scraped off the extra with a business card then cleaned off the rest with Hoppes. Hoppes has the perfect amount of solvent to not take off too much of the polish. I think it looks good, but if I were to do my M&P it would look like an airsoft pistol. My wife wanted a pink gun so this look is just right for her.

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    Short of having a syringe painter, a toothpick or even better a pin and a good quality acrylic paint or nail polish (in your color of choice) will work just fine. Of course, patience is mandatory. For a more permanent procedure use an enamel paint (Testors or other model paint for instance) will be more durable.

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    I rarely post just to say I laughed out loud, but.... LOL

    I like the look of filled lettering against black. But it seems to me the problem will be permanence; nail polish and even enamel will eventually chip and/or fall out. Now you've got a firearm in need of a face-lift.

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    Way too much time on his hands....

    Just shoot the damn thing. This guy probably spends more time painting his gun that shooting it.

    A painted XD is like a pretty pick-up truck.

    After 2-3 hrs of dry-fire drills, 2-3 live-fire matches per week (90-150 rounds), reloading 300-500 rounds, and cleaning the gun 3 times... I don't have much time to paint it. But I can sure as hell shoot the hell out of it!

    My Opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post
    Way too much time on his hands....

    Just shoot the damn thing. This guy probably spends more time painting his gun that shooting it.

    A painted XD is like a pretty pick-up truck.

    After 2-3 hrs of dry-fire drills, 2-3 live-fire matches per week (90-150 rounds), reloading 300-500 rounds, and cleaning the gun 3 times... I don't have much time to paint it. But I can sure as hell shoot the hell out of it!

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    Absolutely right Jeff..I did it once for picture taking..My other hobby (before shooting) was i mean still is, photography..I really have fun when I I combine both "photography & handguns"..And this engraving filling trick is only good for photography purposes..It adds a nother dimension to the handgun picture.

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