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Unread 03-21-2019, 07:29 AM   #1
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The engraving on my 20 GH is reasonably good but would stand out better with some highlighting. Brownell has a product called “lacquer stik” that they claim can be wiped on to bring out “highlight” the engraving. Is this something I should consider or would it violate all that is sacred in the world of Parker’s?
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Unread 03-21-2019, 07:35 AM   #2
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It will probably be fine to use that because it is applied to the surface and won’t harm the metal or compromise the existing engraving. Be careful you don’t get it on the wood.

How about some before and after pictures?





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Definitely before and after pics please, thanks !
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Whoaaa. What am I missing here ? That product looks like a paint to me that is used to enhance, restore, or fill in lettering or stampings. It does not appear that it will enhance engraving to me. Even comes in various colors. Like I said what am missing ???
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Thanks for your quick responses. I will order the Brownell product and hopefully I will remember to take before & after pictures and send them to both of you.
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Randy, according to Brownell this paste is used to highlight gun engravings. Yes there are several color options but it is available in black.
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Good luck Charlie. Might wanna try it on an old beater first.
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The old method was black paste shoe polish. Works quite well and once wiped down, only stays in the depths and not on the surface. I’m surprised no none has mentioned this. It’s quite common.
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Is that what is going on in the C grade gun in the Parker Home picture?

If so looks very nice....
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The old method was black paste shoe polish. Works quite well and once wiped down, only stays in the depths and not on the surface. I’m surprised no none has mentioned this. It’s quite common.
I had forgotten about that old trick, Edgar
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