Many people like to have their rifles be all black. I know, I was once one of them. This included the engraving lines on all my rifles. I since have changed my mind. I like a little bit of color, and welcome it IF it is tastefully done. Simple colors, striking colors, BOLD colors. These are all great to choose from. What if you had SAFE and SEMI/FIRE/ARRGGGHHH filled in red? Or yellow? Even purple! These are all great ideas and I am going to show you a simple, yet effective way to make a statement next time you walk up to the firing line.
Heat gun (I used a hair dryer)
Shop towel (I used an old shirt I use for cleaning my guns)
Crayons (Crayola FTW)
1 AR-15 lower
5 minutes of your time
1. Get your hair dryer and your lower and heat that bitch up until you can't hold it in your hard comfortably. This will allow the wax of the crayons to melt easily and fill in the grooves in your lower very easily.
2. When you can't touch it, apply the crayon while still holding the heat gun on the high setting. The wax will flow freely and you can apply it to all the surfaces. Don't worry about making it look pretty at this stage, it will look like a giant blob of wax on your lower.
3. WIPE!!! Be careful to keep the lower hot so the wax still flows freely on the surface but you can take the towel and wipe off the surface. Make sure not to get the wax in the grooves out, thats what you want. Clear defined lines on the lower, and no wax on the outside of the lines.
4. Enjoy a beer/coke/lemonade while looking at your now beautiful lower. Isn't it pretty? Enjoy your next range session with your non-standard AR-15!
Another lower that I finished using the above method. It took longer to write this simple how-to than to do the actual process. Enjoy!
Just one more thing. Single colors are a lot easier to do than multiple colors. If you want to use multiple colors, use testors paint and a fine brush and then wipe away the excess. This would be easier for a multi-color image.
I say when Wee Drop visits the US, we make her ride a goat. You know, like those little monkey cowboys they have at some rodeos.