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Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer! 6169

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2013, 07:55:23 PM »
Not THIS thread again  :ahhh  :twak: NO! :twak: NO!  :twak: NO!

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2013, 12:32:07 AM »
 :rofl: :rofl:

He's only painted it mate  :pok: there's some guys out there taking drill presses and hammers and abrasive machines to them you know ... :P :D :D

I must say papercut, it looks better than I thought it would after 2 months  :salute:


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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2013, 02:52:33 AM »
I have an alox silver caet that I have put red on one side and black on the shield
side.  You can get an instant bluejeans look by lightly wiping the dried nail polish
with an acetone soaked q-tip or tissue.  This cleans up the shield and the high points.

Mine look just like PaperCuts!   I am really pleased with the idea.

Clever, fun and inexpensive.  Great idea brother Papercut.
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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2013, 05:27:46 AM »
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The two month photo looks nice. I like the worn in look (see below).

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2013, 03:18:31 AM »
I have an alox silver caet that I have put red on one side and black on the shield
side.  You can get an instant bluejeans look by lightly wiping the dried nail polish
with an acetone soaked q-tip or tissue.  This cleans up the shield and the high points.

Mine look just like PaperCuts!   I am really pleased with the idea.

Clever, fun and inexpensive.  Great idea brother Papercut.

Pictures or it never happened! :p

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2017, 11:25:47 PM »
:bump:
Watch out Sawman!  :ahhh
More painted alox.  :D

My only alox is an Amefa DAK, which is of course silver.
I found this thread, and decided to try out nail polish.  :ahhh

First colour:
The applied nail polish looked very thick and not so good looking, so I rubbed it away with acetone damp tissue until the only polish remaining was in the grooves of the checker pattern. The result, as you see.

Opinions? Criticism? I don't mind if you say it's bad, and suggest another colour. I used the above colour simply because it was the first non-sparkly colour I found in the house.  :facepalm:
I will be trying more colours, feel very free to suggest good lookin' colours. :cheers:

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2017, 03:10:02 AM »
I love this idea.

I love the look of worn red Alox, but both of mine are too special for EDC. But a current production Farmer could get this, and in a few short weeks it would have decades of wear. It's kinda cheap and lieing, but it's the only way most of us are going to afford really colorful alox, and the rest of you can keep that $400 Swissbianco special in the safe rather than carry it.

Besides, with this, I could do a stars and stripes Alox. Or apply this to a Skeletool or other Leatherman.
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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2017, 10:50:37 AM »
Looks great Pabs - looks like you are cherishing that SAK rather than abusing it so well done there!

I like the colour. How many coats did you apply?

I'll be interested to see how it wears and will be trying it out myself. I'll see what colours my wife and daughter have available.  :salute:

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2017, 11:05:52 AM »
I love this idea.

I love the look of worn red Alox, but both of mine are too special for EDC. But a current production Farmer could get this, and in a few short weeks it would have decades of wear. It's kinda cheap and lieing, but it's the only way most of us are going to afford really colorful alox, and the rest of you can keep that $400 Swissbianco special in the safe rather than carry it.

Besides, with this, I could do a stars and stripes Alox. Or apply this to a Skeletool or other Leatherman.
Thanks. :)
Try not to fill up the grooves, depending on the thickness of the polish, that may be a concern. One coat is all you need I think, you can always touch it up if necessary.

Looks great Pabs - looks like you are cherishing that SAK rather than abusing it so well done there!

I like the colour. How many coats did you apply?

I'll be interested to see how it wears and will be trying it out myself. I'll see what colours my wife and daughter have available.  :salute:
One coat, then I proceeded to rub most of it off.  :rofl:
I think rubbing most of the polish off is a necessary step, depending on the polish you use, because too much could look... Gaudy? Depending on the polish and your taste.

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2017, 12:07:35 PM »
Definitely looks good to me mate.  :tu:

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2017, 03:42:30 PM »
The idea of nailpolishing once Alox knife is pretty insane, but so was Van Gogh. The most delirious ideas do make beautiful things!
So today I decided do some painting with nail polish on an old Amefa DAK.
I did only one side, so now I have a low budget modded bicolor DAK.
The nice thing is that I can match up the color of my knife with the same color as my wife's nails! Ain't that sweet?
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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2017, 04:35:47 PM »
I love this idea.

I love the look of worn red Alox, but both of mine are too special for EDC. But a current production Farmer could get this, and in a few short weeks it would have decades of wear. It's kinda cheap and lieing, but it's the only way most of us are going to afford really colorful alox, and the rest of you can keep that $400 Swissbianco special in the safe rather than carry it.

Besides, with this, I could do a stars and stripes Alox. Or apply this to a Skeletool or other Leatherman.

Or apply a sort of 'Who's afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue".
Or something like Piet Mondriaan's "Victory Boogie Woogie"! Filling up the grooves with different colored lines. Maybe I will request a patent for my idea...
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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2017, 06:17:17 PM »
I love this idea.

I love the look of worn red Alox, but both of mine are too special for EDC. But a current production Farmer could get this, and in a few short weeks it would have decades of wear. It's kinda cheap and lieing, but it's the only way most of us are going to afford really colorful alox, and the rest of you can keep that $400 Swissbianco special in the safe rather than carry it.

Besides, with this, I could do a stars and stripes Alox. Or apply this to a Skeletool or other Leatherman.

Or apply a sort of 'Who's afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue".
Or something like Piet Mondriaan's "Victory Boogie Woogie"! Filling up the grooves with different colored lines. Maybe I will request a patent for my idea...
Colour patterns on Alox would be so cool.  :ahhh :ahhh

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2017, 06:24:20 PM »
New colour! Comments/Criticism/Suggestions badly wanted. :poke: Don't pull any punches with your typing.  :pok:



Pics may not be so good because its not sunny. And there is still a little green remaining on the edge of the back scale.

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2017, 08:33:41 PM »
I mean, it looks good and all that Pabs hun, but it's difficult to judge how nice it looks when you don't show it against whatever fabulous outfit you're combining it with.

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2017, 08:36:46 PM »
I think the green looked better. Sorry  :oops:


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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2017, 09:04:17 PM »
Green did look better.

You're not covering up any bruises from the abuse like this huh Pablo?

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2017, 09:08:53 PM »
Green did look better.

You're not covering up any bruises from the abuse like this huh Pablo?
Hmm, classic abuser behaviour. Don't make us call SAKcial Services Pabs hun.

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2017, 09:09:27 PM »
2 outta 2 say green was better. Thats the feedback I was looking for.  :cheers:
I'll take a pic in the sun, just in case, then will try another colour. Black? Red? The sky is the limit!  :drink:
Colour suggestions?  :pok: :D

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2017, 09:11:28 PM »
Green did look better.

You're not covering up any bruises from the abuse like this huh Pablo?
Hmm, classic abuser behaviour. Don't make us call SAKcial Services Pabs hun.
Exactly what kind of scar could I cover with the nail polish that you can see?  :facepalm:
The edges where I might ding it due to drops are unpainted, as is most of the pattern except the grid and lettering.

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2017, 09:12:20 PM »
Go classic, red!
Altough I think soft colours cover up bruises best.
~ahum~
I mean soft colours give best results I think.

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2017, 09:12:30 PM »
2 outta 2 say green was better. Thats the feedback I was looking for.  :cheers:
I'll take a pic in the sun, just in case, then will try another colour. Black? Red? The sky is the limit!  :drink:
Colour suggestions?  :pok: :D

I agree the green is better.

How about a metallic blue or green?

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2017, 09:15:06 PM »
Another vote for the green.

How about Silver? Someone had to say it.  :D

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2017, 09:21:57 PM »
Red is a possibility, but it's one of the common nail polish colours, with hundreds of shades.  :ahhh :ahhh

What kind of green?  :)
I like the sound of metallic blue or green, but light or dark?  :think: :)

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2017, 09:22:28 PM »
Another vote for the green.

How about Silver? Someone had to say it.  :D
I might be able to find some silver nail polish...  :think:

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2017, 09:31:11 PM »
Red is a possibility, but it's one of the common nail polish colours, with hundreds of shades.  :ahhh :ahhh

What kind of green?  :)
I like the sound of metallic blue or green, but light or dark?  :think: :)
How many shades do you have Chez Pabs? What about a delightful Verdant Splendour?

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2017, 09:34:10 PM »
I have as many shades as the pharmacy carries.  :D

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2017, 09:37:26 PM »
Let's see the POB 2017 metallic Olive special edition

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2017, 09:41:01 PM »
Let's see the POB 2017 metallic Olive special edition
+1

Lets see some accessorising as well Pabs

I'd like to see a 'Power Rangers' collection as well please.

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Re: Tired of silver alox? Nail polish is your answer!
« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2017, 09:45:39 PM »
Let's see the POB 2017 metallic Olive special edition
+1

Lets see some accessorising as well Pabs

I'd like to see a 'Power Rangers' collection as well please.
I will have a look for that.  :D

And regarding the power ranger collection, I can do that.  :D
I just need Mags to send me 5 or 6 identical alox.  :pok:

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