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Whats the best way to do this with something I can buy at Wal Mart? I used fingernail polish but it's starting to come out. Also, whats the best way to remove the excess without removing the coloring in the letters (they're not super deep)?

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China marker or use a regular ol' crayon. COlor over and outside the letters onto the metal around. Use your fingernail to scratch off the big excess. Use the single side of a t-shirt or paper towel to get off the thin excess left on the high metal.
No big deal It's EASY. :mrgreen: Use yellow, gold , or different colors on different metal finishes if you want.
 

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Well I just went to get some china markers and my ghetto-arse wal mart doesnt have them. The darn hillbillies didnt even know what they were :roll:

I'll try a crayola..
 

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Yeah, mine here either. May have to go to Office Max/Depot, Staples, some big office supply place. They are quite cheap. I just used a crayon since it was here and handy. :mrgreen:

In the movie "Rough Riders" that came out long ago (about Teddy Roosevelt & his men on San Juan Hill) there was, IIRC, an 1891 Argentine with the receiver markings done in gold or yellow. Looked really good.
 

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If you have a Hobby Lobby nearby, they have white 'china marker' pencils in the art supplies section for about $1 each. China Marker = Laquer stick.
 

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China Marker = Laquer stick
aka "grease pencil" as well. Thanks for the reminder, Dawg. :grin:
 

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My local ACE hardware had some in the plumbing department.....and cheap.
 

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I found an old china marker in the drawer the other day,worked great,and it was NOT made in China. As for Hillbillies, I too was born in Ca. and grew up in Fl. They used to call us Red necks. I moved to Va. to learn how to be a real Hillbilly, but was told I have the wrong Va. [W.Va.]Great site=great people
 

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At least now it will be best NOT to stay within the lines. :mrgreen:
 

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What about plain old liquid-paper?? :lol: :dance:
Or white model paint and a super-dooohhper fine brush, that would seem to last the best! :grin:
 

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Liquid Paper

Liquid Paper works great, I clean w/ alcohol & use the fine tip white pen style applicator. Rub lightly w/ solvent moist q-tip to level it down into letters. Can't go wrong. Hasn't worn off yet.
 

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I tried the liquid paper. For me, it didn't work because the liquid dried way too fast and not only painted the letters, but the surrounding too and alcohol would hardly remove it. I think I have a different brand of whiteout than you used.

I think Cryons would work great, but I don't have one so I invented a new method.

Quick dry wall putty. You know the stuff you buy and it's pink and dried in a minutes or less to white. It fills in as it's meant to, and when you wipe the excess, the letters are filled and bright white. Cleans up with water and does the job okay. We'll see how long it lasts but it looks durable enough for a kitchen remedy.
 
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