Oh god what have I done

Discussion in 'Mosin Nagant' started by Asbestos, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Asbestos

    Asbestos G&G Regular

    I was so excited to clean off my m44 last week I was using break cleaner and I guess i forgot what i was doing and i got some on the paint, this was the reason this m44 stood out to me and bought it, I cant get a good picture to show the "damage" but i just felt so stupid and angry i just put my m44 in a closet and pretended that i did not do something so stupid. I share my mistake in hopes that if anyone thinks is a good idea if i were to re touch up the paint? I dont know if thats just blasphemy but would it be a good idea.
    It does not look bad here but some of the soviet union chrest has been whiped out and a lot of the date has been removed I cant get a picture to show all of the damage.
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  2. YugoCrazy

    YugoCrazy G&G Newbie

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    I use A Good o'le Crayon...It Does A Good Job...
     

  3. jacksknight

    jacksknight G&G Newbie

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    until the rifle gets hot and it melts. I would use a good enamel paint to fix it. get some model car paint it dries very hard and looks close to the same.
     
  4. YugoCrazy

    YugoCrazy G&G Newbie

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    It Hasn't melted on me Yet...
     
  5. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

    I actually used White Out liquid paper.
     
  6. Iron_Colonel

    Iron_Colonel G&G Enthusiast

    I wouldn't worry about it. It's a Mosin, it will handle it. Just don't get any brake cleaner on the stock, then you might be asking for trouble.
     
  7. Asbestos

    Asbestos G&G Regular

    I am going to try the hobby paint i think it will look the best, idk how a crayon will work lol and liquid white out paper might be a little difficult to use.
     
  8. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    Why worry about it ?? Its just there as a highlighter for taking pics and making it easier to see.
     
  9. kansascoyote

    kansascoyote G&G Newbie

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    I use white out also . Be sure you have a wet wipe handy apply and wipe apply and wipe if you let it dry before you try to remove the excess it is a pain in the 6 .
     
  10. I never use brake cleaner on my rifles and never had a problem with any paint being removed.
     
  11. I was using Gun Scrubber on my Ruger MKIII once and melted the grips. I guess we all get a case of dumb butt once in a while.

    Michael
     
  12. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    I use Laquer sticks from Brownells

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    It hardens up and stays put.
     
  13. I use blackboard chalk. It stays on long enough to take pics, then when you shoot, it goes away.
     
  14. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

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    People who restore military vehicles use the appropriate color automobile enamel paints to fill in stamped lettering on dashboards and the like. As I remember it, you dab it in as neatly as possible, wipe of any overflow at once with a clean, dry cloth, wait a minute, and then wipe the surface with a rag lightly moistened with paint thinner to pick up any trace you missed. Once the enamel sets up, it's like a rock.