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Paint for sights or other product

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by AKPastor, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. AKPastor

    AKPastor Well-Known Member

    I have a revolver with adjustable iron sights and want something that I can put on them to increase their visibility (on the range and for home defense.) A friend mentioned appliance paint. I looked at a product called Bright Sights, but there seemed to be a lot of negative reviews.

    What are the options?
    What have you used?

    Price is a bit of an issue. I am looking for a low cost approach (at least for now.) Go ahead and suggest higher price options since I will entertain those for the future. I do want to keep the original sights.

  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    White appliance touch-up paint.
    Nail polish to match your accessorys.
    Or better yet, Testers Model enamal available in every color there is, including day-glow, cheap, at Walmart or any hobby shop.

    Bullseye match shooters use soot blackened black sights.
    Colored sights change your zero / point of impact when the sun hits them a various angles during the day.

    Last edited: Aug 19, 2010
  3. kbbailey

    kbbailey Well-Known Member

    go to an auto parts store or a welding supply store and look for marking pens for use on steel.
    They are like oversize markers with paint. Available in many bright colors.
    That is what I use.
  4. AKPastor

    AKPastor Well-Known Member

    Thanks - I think I may have to go shopping today
  5. Greg Koziol

    Greg Koziol member

    you can get glow in the dark paint but you have to charge those, or you can replace the sight with tritium or fiber optics
  6. Mudinyeri

    Mudinyeri Well-Known Member

    I've seen this work very well.
  7. AKPastor

    AKPastor Well-Known Member

    Used the Testors and went to the range and was very pleased. Thanks for all the tips
  8. ruger1228

    ruger1228 Well-Known Member

    What color Testers did you use?
  9. 45crittergitter

    45crittergitter Well-Known Member

    I use the Testors fluorescent, usually in yellow, sometimes hot pink. A base coat of white will help.
  10. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    Bright Sights is a bust, their orange was pastel.

    I like Model Master fluorescent red, which has an orange cast; applied over a white base coat. I have a night sight with the blade painted red around the tritium lamp that is a good all-conditions sight.

    FLG uses car body touch-up paint which is a tough enamel.

    Most holsters these days have sight tracks and paint will last a good while.

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