Birchwood Casey has been around since 1948. They supply shooting and gun care products for serious shooters, avid collectors and professional gunsmiths.
Today we take a look at one of their Super Black Touch-Up Pens. These touch up paint pens come in gloss or flat black.
“The Super Black Touch-Up Pens contain a fast-drying, lead-free paint with superior adhesion and durability that helps fill in deep scratches or worn areas. Specially formulated for use on highly polished and matte finished alloy gun receivers, trigger guards, scopes, binoculars, cameras, flashlights, fishing reels and other sporting accessories.”
Each Touch-Up Pen has .33 fl oz of paint contained in it.
To use you have to shake the pen with the cap on vigorously for around 30 seconds. Remove the cap and depress the pen’s tip a few times on some scrap paper to start the paint flowing. Apply the paint to the scratched or chipped area as needed and let dry.
We will be testing the Gloss Touch-Up Pen on a 8″ metal Crosman 357 barrel that has some chips and scratches on the end on the barrel.
Here are the results:
The results are pretty good. The paint filled in the chips and dried fast. The shade of black was not quite a match to the barrel’s black, but it does look much better than the chips it had before. The new paint is visible but doesn’t catch your eye, unless examining it.
A tip i found is to let the paint dry a bit, and smudge it with your finger lightly. This helps blend in the paint as compared to having round visible paint spots.
-Easy to use.
-Might not totally match the shade of black.