Touching up slight defects on your guns and scopes

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    Steyr
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    yeah, i know – call me a gun safe queen, but my ocd means i likey my equipment in tip top condition – i know a lot of you out there like scratchs and chip marks on your guns and scopes and hey thats cool – i totally respect that.

    for those who don't, i have tried the birchwood casey matt touch up pen which is pretty good for minor crimp marks on scope and the like – except it can be a little too thick – try watering it a down a little, use a cocktail stick to appy it to small marks and wipe over gently wth a dampish cloth to blend it in with the surrouding else it looks like my 5 year old just dabbed it with their paintbrush!

    any other tips? i have tried some black permanent marker pens except when some dry they have a "violet" tinge to them in the light – not true black. anyone tried those black touch up pens for cars?

     

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    bf1956
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    You might be onto something with the automotive paint. I believe the touch up pens will be gloss where as the base coats will dry to flat to low luster. Make sense ?

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    stoti
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    I've used black Sharpies but the key is to softly rub it in with your finger while it's still wet, it's gets rid of the "glow". You have to do multiple coats but it works well. A paint pen probably will work better but I've used sharpies on my expensive scopes for years to touch up small spots. Stoti

     

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