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Tru Dot sights and heat

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by bernie, May 23, 2004.

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  1. bernie

    bernie Member

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    I have a pistol that is functionally great but has no finish. I have spray painted shotguns in the past and then baked them in the oven at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes. I would like to do this with my pistol but there is one additional wrinkle. It has tru-dot tritium sights. Will the extended heat cause problems with either the tritium vials or the epoxy holding them in the sight? I am really not keen on making my oven radioactive if you know what I mean.
     
  2. lycanthrope

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    Can't speak for what temperature they will go at, but when I heated my front dovetail from the front dovetail from the side with some propane the capsule blew out pretty fast (they were going to the trash anyhow).

    I wouldn't heat them.
     
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