I have started using cotton swabs to apply.Pretty simple process
1. Clean area with rubbing alcohol
2. Use Fingernail Polish in color of choice ( recommend white as a base before adding another color)
3. When adding the color be sure to press the polish in to all the grooves using the brush.
4. Give about 30-45sec to dry and then wipe off excess using non acetone fingernail polish remover.
5. Apply 2nd coat if you feel its necessary or if some of the color comes out when wiping off excess.
6. Oil gun to protect the color.
7. Enjoy :evil:
I've recently ordered some FDE parts from A2 Stippling. Any idea of colors to mix to get that FDE color? I'm thinking it'll look good if the letters match it, nice little touch.I have started using cotton swabs to apply.
I mix 2 colors, grey and white to get the muted white or light gray that I want.
Applying with cotton swabs is less messy for me, and seems easier to control that using the included brush.
2 coats on fine etchings like the S&W emblem.
Allow sufficient dry time before next step.
clean off excess with non-acetone cleaner
wipe down to remove cleaner,
apply second coat.
Most important that is not usually mentioned, allow sufficient dry time before cleaning excess.
You just have to start hanging around the nail polish displays.I've recently ordered some FDE parts from A2 Stippling. Any idea of colors to mix to get that FDE color? I'm thinking it'll look good if the letters match it, nice little touch.
I know nail polish is recommended by many, but do you think if I took my grip into Lowes or something and had them match it. Do you think a normal paint would be ok?
Welll most of them are outside my price wheelhouse,Fall 2011 Nail Polish Trend – Military Greens
This might be a good article to start with on military nail polish colors. Unfortunately they don't offer a solution to the FDE, but OD Green is well represented.
You could check out Essie "Master Plan", or Ultra "Set the Nude" (kinda hurts to say that in present company). Both of those have a FDE quality to them.
Which holster you running? And how's it working for you? About to finally move to a gun friendly state! So ill be needing a good holster for my FS!My .40FS. Its now my CCW and I moved the 1911 to second slot.
Got it new and added the thumb safety, Hogue Handall, stippled the frame, Ameriglo Hack sights and obviously the TLR-1s. My EDC setup.
REALLY love this gun!! By far my fave till now and I was really in love with the 1911 platform.
Bravo Concealment holster, very nice holster, slight mod by me to fit the thumb safety and adjust tension on the draw. There's a pic of the thumb safety mod in the thread about Bravo holsters.Which holster you running? And how's it working for you? About to finally move to a gun friendly state! So ill be needing a good holster for my FS!