What is all this about "painting" the letters and such with nail polish? What does this do, and is there any advantage in doing it?
I wouldn't say there are any advantages to it like it doesn't reduce recoil or change your .40 into a 9mm lol jkjmiles50 said:What is all this about "painting" the letters and such with nail polish? What does this do, and is there any advantage in doing it?
Yes. Nail polish remover. Use the non-acetone remover with an old plastic toothbrush to scrub it out the engravings (an acetone-based remover will dissolve the toothbrush, and may -I am not sure- affect the polymer frame, so work on the slide with it off the frame).Can it be removed if I don't care for it?
I used Testors model car paint. Just dab it on with a very small brush and take a piece of stiff card stock and wipe over the letters, then use a rag dampened with a small amount of Testors thinner. When it is completely dry lightly wipe over the whole thing again.To quote Mike P
"Fingernail polish. Pre clean with alcohol, dab on the polish.....before dry wipe excess of with NON acetone polish remover. May need multiple coats. My "G" around my Glock could use a little touch up but it's held up great after thousands of rounds and even one session of a 7 mag dump as fast as I could, needless to say she got a little hot on that one."