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Old March 17, 2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Nail Polish Gun Detailing... Spontaneous Combustion?

Hey guys,

I painted my Walther P99 and mags today with some green and pink nail polish. I think it looks pretty sweet, but I'm wondering if it's gonna create a problem when I go to shoot it. I'm pretty sure nail polish is not supposed to be around excessive heat or flame. I only shoot about 50-100 rounds from this gun each trip to the range. Do you think the heating up of the barrel or the friction of the slide on the frame will cause the polish to melt or catch fire / explode?

Attached some pics for reference to my question and for those who just enjoy looking at pictures of guns.

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Old March 17, 2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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Once the nail polish dries it want burm unless you get it hot enough to met the mags , Does your husband know you painted his gun?
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Old March 17, 2013, 06:07 PM   #3
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I think the yellow improves the look of the gun and the pink probably does for some. The P99 is an ugly gun to begin with IMO.

I wouldn't worry about the flammability too much.
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Old March 17, 2013, 07:31 PM   #4
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I doubt that even if a horde of zombies needed putting down that it will heat enough to combust.
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Old March 17, 2013, 07:52 PM   #5
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All the really combustible stuff evaporated when it dried. I've never seen a lady's fingers go up in flames when she lit a cigarette.

I'm not sure how well it will hold up, but it won't do anything dangerous.
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Old March 17, 2013, 09:35 PM   #6
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Just introduced : Walther P99 Zombie Edition (now only $199 upgrade option over standard model)

This thread is proof you are responsible for the prototype and design if Walther grabs your design.
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Old March 18, 2013, 03:27 AM   #7
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It should be fine.

Gun cleaning agents might be pretty hard on it, though.
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Old March 18, 2013, 03:42 AM   #8
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I like it
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Old March 18, 2013, 04:59 AM   #9
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To each his own, I guess.

I think the rear serrations were a little much and I'd have picked a different color, like black.

But then I suppose I'm more of a traditionalist.
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Old March 18, 2013, 07:05 AM   #10
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You know you just wanted to show off the paint job. Pretty nice job, like the green dont know about the pink , maybe it would grow on me still like the green
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Old March 18, 2013, 07:12 AM   #11
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You know you just wanted to show off the paint job. Pretty nice job, like the green dont know about the pink , maybe it would grow on me still like the green PS first post on this forum. Been creeping around here. I am a member on other forums. Hi from TN
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Old March 18, 2013, 08:49 AM   #12
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Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like as long as the polish is dry, I shouldn't have a problem.

@Gary: hopefully I don't have to test it under those conditions considering how hard it is to find ammo right now! lol

@LG: Hell Yea! That was the idea when I chose that green. Glad you picked up on that.

@Sport: Didn't even think about black. Wonder how that would look on the blued gun... Gonna say green and pink is prob not for the traditionalist lol

@gruesome: Welcome. I'm new here too. Had a feeling I was gonna get mixed reviews on the pink, but thought it was a good vibrant color along with the green to differentiate my mags from one another.

Also, FYI, I gave it a wipe down with Hoppes #9 to clean off the nail polish remover and it didn't seem to effect the paint job at all.
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Old March 18, 2013, 09:20 AM   #13
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I didn't notice the post count for you new guys. Welcome aboard!
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Old March 18, 2013, 11:09 AM   #14
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The volitile component is the solvent that keeps it liquid. When dry, it is not a flammability concern.
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Old March 18, 2013, 05:28 PM   #15
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Quote:
The volitile component is the solvent that keeps it liquid. When dry, it is not a flammability concern.
+1.

Sadly, I don't think you are in any danger of your guns combusting.
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