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Old 05-07-2020, 08:08 PM #1
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Covering up an anno flaw on my gun...

Ok hear me out, I bought a gun used that I really like. It has a custom anno that I love but I didn't realize until I got it there is an anno flaw on the gun, right on the side of body there is a reasonably sized spot where it looks like its just aluminum with no anno. Not a scratch but seemingly a fault of the people who did it. The gun is a rust acid wash with browns and blacks then one random spot of silver.

Ok so this drives me completely insane, I want to love this gun but whenever I look at it all I see is the silver spot. Now out of boredom and curiousity I used a little sharpie on the gun to cover it up (I know its terrible but it rubs off) and it honestly looks way better with it on. Only issue is the sharpie has a glossy finish that makes it stand out and its not permanent.

The gun has varying shades of black so that is no problem, its just that the spot where the sharpie is is shiny where the gun is matte. Is there something similar to a sharpie that dries super duper thin and is matte and is a little more permanent?

This may be a dumb question but is there anything anyone would recommend. Obviously although this is not ideal the black among blacks is much less noticeable than the spot of raw aluminum. Cover up everything else on the gun and spray paint that one spot? I'm assuming spray paint you would notice the bump.

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Old 05-07-2020, 11:45 PM #2
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if its just one piece on your marker you could always have it sent off for a re-ano? post up pics of the marker and the problem spot.
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Old 05-08-2020, 12:20 PM #3
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if its just one piece on your marker you could always have it sent off for a re-ano? post up pics of the marker and the problem spot.
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You can't do just a spot right? I would have to do the whole body no? And then it would be very hard to get the body to match the rest of it so I would probably end up doing the whole thing. I know nothing about annodizing

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Old 05-08-2020, 03:21 PM #4
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In all honesty I don’t notice it at all. It’s an acid wash and should be all random.

And yes matching that, would be almost impossible, you’d have to do the whole thing.
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:14 PM #5
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In all honesty I don’t notice it at all. It’s an acid wash and should be all random.

And yes matching that, would be almost impossible, you’d have to do the whole thing.
I didn't really notice it at first either but now it's all I can look at. It's weird I don't usually mind scratches but something about this drives me crazy
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Old 05-21-2020, 03:34 PM #6
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Maybe water down some satin acrylic paint? Honestly it's an acid wash so its not a detractor.
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:50 PM #7
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if you didt say it was a blemish, id never see it as one.
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Tap black sharpie over it.
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I didn't notice it either until it was really pointed out. You can use an automotive paint pen. It's not great permanent fix, but it's a lot better than a sharpie. If you're looking at an ano solution to this, they have to do the whole part and try to match (possibly use the people who did it the first time). That'd be the best permanent fix.
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