View Full Version : Highlighting the scrolling on a Rem 1100

May 5, 2011, 05:00 PM
I am not even sure what to call this, other than unnecessary;)

Has anyone filled in the scrolling/engraving on the side of a gun with paint to make it stand out more?

I am not worried about resale. I never sell guns:)

May 5, 2011, 09:30 PM

May 6, 2011, 07:01 AM
Brownells also sells Bonanaza Gold that is easy to apply and works well.

May 6, 2011, 11:28 AM
You can also get tubes of gold highlighting paint at Walmart in the crafts section.

May 6, 2011, 07:07 PM
I've used small bottles of gold model car paint. (Testor's)

I first degrease the area with laq thinner, then flow in some paint with either the tip of a toothpick or Q-tip (don't worry about overfill).

I then very slightly dampen a facial tissue with the laq thinner, and very lightly wipe off the excess gold paint from the high/flat areas, being careful not to press hard enough to drive the tissue down deep enough to scour out the paint in the stamping/roll engraving.

After letting the paint dry for a few hours, I run a lightly oiled cloth over the degreased areas around the treated area(s)