Bright, white sight paint?

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    Bright, white sight paint?

    I have a psitol that a while ago I noticed that the 3 white dots on the sight had either faded out o just gotten less bright due to oil, dirt, etc. So I painted over the white with a flourecent yellow sight paint I found in a gun shot. Well, the yellow isn't as bright as it looks in the bottle. Now I think I'd be best off with just taking all the old paints off and putting a new, extra bright white paint on them. Any suggestions on where to get sight paint or other paints that have worked well for you? Thanks.

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    I've heard porcelain repair paint works well for that.

    I'm using acrylic on my S&W, it is holding up.

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    I use glow in the dark nail polish
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    Try Bright Sights. You can buy it from Brownells.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Try Bright Sights. You can buy it from Brownells.
    That's the stuff I used, but I put the yellow on back and front - I'll try the orange on just the front - I have a vial of that as well. Maybe that will distinguish the front sight.

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    The sights on my XD9 were looking dull so I did some searching and found some people using testors modeling paint. I originally thought I would use flourecent green or orange. However, after I put a couple of drops of Glossy White on, I was very happy.

    I used Acrylic, Glossy White #1372. So far no problems with solvents or dulling.

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    What workes extremely well is to make a drop of Devcon 2 ton epoxy, and add 1-2 drops of testor's Gloss White. You may have to mix a couple or three dabs- if you get too much paint, the epoxy clumps. You might also call XS sights, they used to sell an epoxy-based gloss white to touch up their dots, but that's been awhile...

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    What store sells glow in the dark nail polish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood View Post
    What store sells glow in the dark nail polish?
    I like this idea, cheap and probably pretty effective. I think a store like Hot Topic, Harmon's or a costume store would have it.
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    I got mine Wal Mart around Halloween


    It will wear off (lose glow) in about three months but I have the same (day glo green and a day glo yellow) bottles I bought 2 years ago.

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    I have used white model paint and it works very well!
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    I use acrylic, pretty much just like the stuff the ladies use on fingernails. I got the kit from Brownells, but for small scale you can get the chemicals from any beauty supply or a well stocked hobby or craft store. I found some mother of pearl pigment that glows and some Jade green stuff that looks like green oil on water. It's very eye-catching. Resists most gun cleaning chemicals and is very hard to wear off. It's the same thing you see on the S&W revolvers with the orange insert, but with pigments you can make it any color you like. The kit comes with white, red, yellow, green, and orange pigments, but if you don't do a lot of them, stick with the craft store stuff or ask the fingernail people.
    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/sto...GHT+INSERT+KIT

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    Depending on what gun it is, I use either a "luminous" paint I got from WalMart or a twenty year old bottle of Liquid Paper.

    I used to use nail polish, and will probably try the glow in the dark nail polish soon. The "luminous" paint is OK, but I like the nail polish idea. Nail Polish is what we used to use "back in the day".

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    testors has worked well on my kel tec and smith 442.

    I tried bright sights in the past but it seems to come off to easy.

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