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Paint for sights or other product

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

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  1. AKPastor

    AKPastor Member

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    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.

    Thanks
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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.

    rc
     
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  3. Armored farmer

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    Used the Testors and went to the range and was very pleased. Thanks for all the tips
     
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    What color Testers did you use?
     
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    I use the Testors fluorescent, usually in yellow, sometimes hot pink. A base coat of white will help.
     
  10. Jim Watson

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    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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