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Gun sights paint

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Todd93843, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. Todd93843

    Todd93843 Member

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    Anyone have experience with Glow Inc, Glonation, or Glow-on for painting gun sights?

    I just got a new GP100 3" and the black front sight is less than ideal. I'd like to try painting it, possibly with some sort of luminescent paint, for better target acquistion. I know a tritium sight would be best, but I can't afford one at this time.

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    I know everyone will scoff at me for this but I used Correct-type on my little Ruger LCP and it has stayed in place just fine. If you don't like it you can remove it with some MEK.
     
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    I went to Wally World and bought one small bottle of bright white nail polish, and one small bottle of bright Blossom Red nail polish. I cleaned the front sight with acetone, the serrated part, then painted 2 coats of the white,letting dry between coats. When dried, I eventually put 2 coats of the red polish on, drying int between coats, haven't had any problems with seeing the front sight now. The white going on first , makes the other color standout more, give it a try. If it starts to wear off over time, nail polish remover will remedy that. Good luck.
     
  4. Todd93843

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    That was my original idea, and I will be incorporating nail polish in my procedure. I was thinking some "glow" would help even more in low-light situations.

    Thanks for the replies! Keep'em coming!
     
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    I use white out.
     
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    I got some bright green and orange fingernail polish for the drugstore. It has been on my pistol for about 10 months and still works fine. I don't do alot of low light shooting. I couldn't afford the gunsite paint at the LGS.
     
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    Look up nightsighters
     
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    Canela's carries a sight glow in the dark kit that works very well for 10 bucks comes with a white base recommend a couple coats and then apply the glow in the dark part recommend a few good coats of that


    It's not an assault weapon it's a Modern Musket

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    Ditto on the testors enamel. I usually just do two coats of the white, though. I find it stands out pretty well. Wipe it down with alcohol or acetone, and mask the sight off with painters tape. Application with a little pointed q-tip (the kind you find at craft/hobby stores) and you're good to go.

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  11. Todd93843

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    I checked the Nitesites. It looks like a good product for sights that have recessed dots. My GP100 has a serrated ramp, though, and I doubt the sticker would stay attached very long.

    Thanks for the tips guys. I'm definitely going to be trying a white nail polish to start and see how that works. Then I may try on the glow products as well.
     
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