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Etching a name on the side of a radio

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slapshot0017

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Alright I'm not sure if this is in the correct place so if one of the admins could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

Ok here's my question:

You know when you have a radio from a specific department that departments name and either your badge number or the radios I.D. is etched onto the front or the side of the radio? My question is does anyone know how to do that and give a tiny tutorial or know where I could get it done?
Thank you!

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Got to a tool store (Home Depot, Harbour Freight, Ace Hardware) and buy and engraver. Just like writing with a pencil. And yes, you can buy an engraver tip for a Dremel tool if you already own one.
 

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Often times it is done by a professional engraver with a professional engraving machine. We have used lasers, pantagraph engravers, and ridiculous multi-axis machines. Any decent trophy shoup should be able to help you out for a reasonable fee. TT
 

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PLEASE do not use a handheld engraver unless you are using a stencil. Even then, i would really suggest that you dont. Using a handheld engraver will never look as good as when it is done by a machine, and will only come out sloppy and ugly looking. Handheld engravers are fine for the metal backing plate under the battery that no one will see except for when the battery is off, but for the outside that will be exposed get it done professionally. I have seen way too many radio cases get ruined by handheld engravers. Go spend the 10 to 20 dollars at a trophy shop and have it done right the first time and it will save you from having to recase your radio and then bring it to them anyways because you are unhappy with how it looks.
 
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