This is a discussion on Iron Sights within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The white dots on a few on my iron sights on my pistols need to be redone but the sights are in great condition so ...
The white dots on a few on my iron sights on my pistols need to be redone but the sights are in great condition so I don't want to replace the whole sight.
Any recommendations on a brand or type of white paint for this? I heard white nail polish is not going to be a good long term solution. I would like to get the same or better grade/quality of white paint that was originally put on them.
Any recommendations for removing the old white paint and not damage the black finish on the iron sight from some type of strong solvent that may be needed to remove the old paint?
Wite Out has worked very well for me and lasts a long time.
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I have used fishing jig paint for many years with good results. Good luck.
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I use Day-Glow Orange nail polish (who wears that anyway?) and I also use some of the glow-in-the-dark paint from one of our fine sponsors. I'm using their bright green currently.
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Finger nail polish remover (acetone) and a bronze bristle brush will remove the white paint. The jig paint, nail polish, Glow On fluorescent paint, and model airplane paint all work. Apply with a tooth pic, paper clip, or very small brush. I like going over what ever I use with clear acrylic nail polish.
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This is not white, but I have read bright green is easier for the eye to pickup than any other color. I have had really good luck with Rust-Oleum Specialty Fluorescent Spray paint in green. If the surface is black, doing a first coat of Rust-Oleum white clean metal primer really makes the green pop and probably makes the adhesion better. For something like a sight, I spray a small puddle onto a piece of cardboard and apply it with a Q-tip.
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For a polished look
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