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Old 07-06-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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Gun touch up, for minor wear...any matte black touch up pen?

Curious, is there any touch up pen for a matte black finish gun that actually will last? One in a pen style that will cover up the worn edges. Not for anything major. Something to cover up holster wear. You guys know, some of the little things....
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:38 AM   #2
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You could always have the firearm cerakoted.

We have a guy that can take care of that for you.
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Curious, is there any touch up pen for a matte black finish gun that actually will last? One in a pen style that will cover up the worn edges. Not for anything major. Something to cover up holster wear. You guys know, some of the little things....
There are a few Birchwood Casey products that would work. Here is a pen:

http://www.amazon.com/Birchwood-Case.../dp/B0000C5395
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I was gonna say just refinish or cerekote the gun. I personally like the looks of a worn firearm
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:23 AM   #5
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While shooting at a farm, I asked my buddy this exact same question. He took my rifle from me, inspected it, then dropped it on the ground. "This is a firearm, not a show car... it's supposed to get beat up".
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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While shooting at a farm, I asked my buddy this exact same question. He took my rifle from me, inspected it, then dropped it on the ground. "This is a firearm, not a show car... it's supposed to get beat up".
I would be pissed! It can still look nice!


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lol, I've done similar.

Last weekend trying to sell a new acog to somebody after a discussion about loosing a zero on his scope when it's hit I tossed a $3750 rifle with glass across the shop.

"THAT rifle....is still zeroed"
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There are a few Birchwood Casey products that would work. Here is a pen:

http://www.amazon.com/Birchwood-Case.../dp/B0000C5395
Thank you much Sir, just what I was looking for. Will let you guys know how it works.
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While shooting at a farm, I asked my buddy this exact same question. He took my rifle from me, inspected it, then dropped it on the ground. "This is a firearm, not a show car... it's supposed to get beat up".
Depending on what gun that was of mine.....he might have been pistol whipped with it, then I could try the touch up paint on the gun after that..
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Don't waste your money on that stuff, it's nothing more than a paint marker. Reholster it and your finish is gone.
http://hunting.about.com/od/gunsmith...ens-review.htm


Cheapest fix is just plain old cold blue.

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What works for me, especially from minor scratches on a blued gun, like say my Glock 17 ejecting those crappy snap caps and scratching the ejector port, is a black permanent marker.

Use a fine felt tip one, touch up the scratch, and give it a few seconds to set. Then use a microfiber towel with some CLP with help "blend" the marker with the surrounding area.

Keep working it until it blends perfectly. It should be nearly impossible to spot the repair, and should last a very long time.
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until you clean it.... It's ink. snap caps with a glock? Touching up a glock? with ink

There's 2 ways to fix this and one to prevent it.

Carry guns will get holster wear. If you don't want to hurt your gun it's pretty safe setting in the safe. I'd carry it until the gun no longer fits your needs and then replace it. Cant be anal about a tool.

Touch up pins, paint, and cold blue are temporary fixes that will wear again as soon as it's used. Cold blue will last the longest but it wont be a few days at best before you can see shiny spots again.

Coating is a better option but even the best will eventually wear, there's no way to avoid holster wear with a carry gun. IonBond's Diamond Black or any one of the other boron carbide coatings will stand up the best, you would get tired if the pistol before you noticed any holster wear.

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While shooting at a farm, I asked my buddy this exact same question. He took my rifle from me, inspected it, then dropped it on the ground. "This is a firearm, not a show car... it's supposed to get beat up".
I'd be pissed. It's not his to fuck up.


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Eh, it was in a field at a farm. Landed in pretty soft grass and was more to make a point than to actually damage the firearm. Either way, his point was made and I realized that it's a tool... seems silly to try and meticulously maintain something that, inevitable in its use, will get beat up. Would be like trying to keep the finish on a hammer or screwdriver perfect.
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until you clean it.... It's ink. snap caps with a glock? Touching up a glock? with ink

There's 2 ways to fix this and one to prevent it.

Carry guns will get holster wear. If you don't want to hurt your gun it's pretty safe setting in the safe. I'd carry it until the gun no longer fits your needs and then replace it. Cant be anal about a tool.

Touch up pins, paint, and cold blue are temporary fixes that will wear again as soon as it's used. Cold blue will last the longest but it wont be a few days at best before you can see shiny spots again.

Coating is a better option but even the best will eventually wear, there's no way to avoid holster wear with a carry gun. IonBond's Diamond Black or any one of the other boron carbide coatings will stand up the best, you would get tired if the pistol before you noticed any holster wear.

It was used for training and teaching a class, so yes, snap caps.

I have personally fired over 3000 rounds through it, and cleaned it many many times, and not once has the "ink" come off.

A trusted old military gunsmith gave me the tip when I was an armorer in the service, and has resulted in many seamless repairs on many M9s, and has lasted for years.
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back to....it's a glock.

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Eh, it was in a field at a farm. Landed in pretty soft grass and was more to make a point than to actually damage the firearm. Either way, his point was made and I realized that it's a tool... seems silly to try and meticulously maintain something that, inevitable in its use, will get beat up. Would be like trying to keep the finish on a hammer or screwdriver perfect.
Isn't that what we do with nice cars?
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This is not for any of my Glocks or carry guns. And yes, I do have some guns that I would like to touch up just a bit without having them re-coated. I have a couple of used hard guns that I bought and thought there is nothing wrong with a little touch up in the rough areas to see if it works

Also, besides holster use and daily carry, if you take care of your stuff like you do your car....should not get that beat up unless you use it as a hammer. Personally, I like to take care of my guns more than most people do. Part of pride in ownership....just like owning a car.....nothing wrong with a little touch up.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:30 AM   #20
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While shooting at a farm, I asked my buddy this exact same question. He took my rifle from me, inspected it, then dropped it on the ground. "This is a firearm, not a show car... it's supposed to get beat up".
Ya,, I'm afraid that would have ended badly with me..
How does the idiot know what happened to the stock?
There is more to it than external cosmetics.

I maintain my rifles because at the end of the day there may be a once in a
lifetime opportunity hunting and I don't want to lose the Elk Or deer I spent a
couple grand on a trip to hunt get away cause something let go in the gun from
lack of maintenance. Or possibly worse yet the gun fails when some critter
decides I'm a menu Item or just annoying..

I use a touch up pen to help prevent rust and pitting.

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