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Got my nails done today

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Bones741, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Bones741

    Bones741 Member

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    Just kidding but was a little bored this morning so I broke out the nail polish....
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    After shooting my sr1911 for the first time and trying out my p01's new sights from CGW I came to two conclusions 1, white Dot on the front sight is OK,but leaves something to be desired. And 2, not a fan of three dot sights, too distracting for my eyes. So took some nail polish remover and got rid of the white dots on the sr1911's rear sight. Cleaned up the front sight ,hit the front sights with a light qtip full of polish removed, scratched the softish paint to help it stick and gave it 4 coats of that bright yellow green. Nice improvement and only cost a few bucks to do. KIMG0304.JPG KIMG0303.JPG
     
  2. JTQ

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    One recommendation I've seen is put a layer of white down first, then cover it with the color of your choice.
     
  3. unclenunzie

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    And to finish with clear coat. Worked well on my 642.
     
  4. Panzerschwein

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    I do the same procedure but use enamel model's paint, increased durability for tactical situations.
     
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    I use orange and then clear. Works great!
     
  6. glove

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    Nice Job. Makes them sights really stand out. :)
     
  7. Bones741

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    Hmm was debating on getting some clear coat. Seem to help keep it cleaner?
     
  8. Bones741

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    Thanks for the clear coat suggestions . Just got done with two coats :thumbup:
     
  9. bannockburn

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    I'm with Cooldill in that I prefer to use enamel paint as it seems to last longer. Also good idea starting with a base coat of white and then finishing with a couple of applications of clear coat.
     
  10. kcofohio
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    I see a trip to Hobby Lobby in my future.
     
  11. doubleh

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    Testor's model enamel. Available in almost any color you could want. It's tough stuff and I have never needed clear coat with it.
     
  12. CoalTrain49

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    I'm not sure why manufacturers insist on 3 dot sights. They're fine on an SD pistol if they glow in the dark but for a range gun they're totally useless. I had a gold bead installed on the front sight of my Gold Cup. It didn't have dots on the rear so now all I see is the front when I shoot. Dots on the rear are a huge distraction.

    Sounds like you solve a problem most everyone complains about.
     
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