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Old February 24, 2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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Blackhawk Sights

My few ruger blackhawk sights are kinda hard to see as is . Anyone have a way to color them out with a paint that is durable and will not remove easily after drawing from the holster many times?
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Old February 24, 2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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Nail polish

I have used red nail polish for years, Cheap and very easy to re-apply if needed. Plus the brush is included in the bottle.
White is a little harder to find but its there if you look hard enough.

I just put masking tape either side of the sights and then paint it on the ramp. Works great for me!
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Old February 24, 2015, 09:14 PM   #3
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Ive tried nail polish but it doesnt get bright enough for me .
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Old February 24, 2015, 09:20 PM   #4
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Try yellow nail polish.
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Old February 24, 2015, 09:30 PM   #5
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Try Testers Model Enamel.

Any hobby shop and maybe Walmart sells it.

http://www.testors.com/product-catal...-paint/bottles

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Old February 24, 2015, 09:49 PM   #6
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Thanks RC! Looks like what ive been waiting for.
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Old February 24, 2015, 10:34 PM   #7
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Your gunsmith can install a red, or orange inlay like S&W uses on their front sights. (And which I remove)

Actually, many colors, bright white, ivory, lime green or practically any flavor you prefer.

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Old February 24, 2015, 10:35 PM   #8
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Your gunsmith can install a red, or orange inlay like S&W uses on their front sights. (And which I remove)

Actually, many colors, bright white, ivory, lime green or practically any flavor you prefer.

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Old February 25, 2015, 02:54 PM   #9
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You can make the colors brighter by putting a layer of white paint down first, letting it dry over night, and then your color of choice over that. Finish with a thin coat of clear nailpolish to protect it.
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Old Yesterday, 09:56 PM   #10
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+1 - I always put down 1-2 coats of white testor's paint first, and then followup with a bright red, orange, or luminous paint color after, followed by a clear coat.
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I used this marker in medium tip http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/...2-pack-403097/ So far it has been weather resistant and stood up well. I used this on a statue I have to cover up a hairline crack. It’s been outside in the sun for almost a year with no adverse effects which might give you an idea of how durable the marker is although the statue is marble and not metal. In the past I tried nail polish, etc but this seems to work better for me. Any errant marks can be removed with acetone and, if the color doesn’t work for your eyes, you can remove it and try another color.
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