I have a granite mailbox post that only has my house number on one side. That side used to face the road but I changed the orientation so now only cars approaching from one side can see the number. It's kind of annoying because it does cause people to go up my neighbors driveway fairly often (even though he has a number on his box). It's tough to tell whose driveway is whose because both houses are set fairly far back from the road. Anyway, I had a local guy quote to do an in-place engraving. He came back with $350. It seemed like a lot but I just wanted to get it done so I gave him the ok, but he never responded after multiple attempts to contact him. i think he assumed I would have told him to pound for that price but apparently I'm a sucker.
So, now I'm just going to do it myself.
1.) Any recommendation on grinding bits? I figure the carbide dremel bits will probably work. The numbers are about 1/4" across and cut in maybe 1/8".
2.) What is the black paint they paint the numbers with after being engraved? Is it something special or just a plain 'ol black enamel.
Looks like this: