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    So we did "BLUE"...!
    Some final notes...


    First......Blue s one of the most popular colors, third, most popular after 'Glow-On Original' and 'Glow-On Green'
    Blue is subtle and discreet.


    Second.....Keep in mind, the glow improves with time, the binder we use has to cure and create a thin, thin transparent layer between the glow particles.


    Third, we tried Glow-On for the first time 2920 days ago!
    We know where we come from and we have some idea where we are going.
    Glow-On has gone thru some transformations and that will continue to happen.
    We are not trying to make it perfect, we are constantly trying to make it better.


    Glow-on is not perfect, nothing is...our guns are not perfect, neither are we.


    If you want to prove the point....Just start a post with this title
    "9mm vs 45acp vs 40 S&W, which one do you think is better?"
    And it's like you poked the ant hill.. they'll keep coming until the sun goes down!


    So...blue:




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    Yellow, Red, blue.....Done


    Tomorrow if we get some time we are going to tackle Orange.
    IMO Orange is a great option, It's my favorite color! ha, ha, ha!


    Everyone have a great evening thanks for your support and share with your friends.


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    We're back!
    Later today we are going to describe, step by step, a Glow-On ORANGE application.
    We are going to apply the product, take snapshots, edit, upload, and post.....As it happens!






    Go with the glow

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    Happy Friday everyone, we're back... with more info about Glow-On Colors.
    We will keep transitioning thru all the colors so we all can have a better understanding of this technique.


    And the next color is Orange...


    Orange and Blue are used together very often, for once they are complementary to each other.
    If you watch orange and blue side by side and then you close your eyes, the colors invert.


    Well, let's see...


    All we need is a small vial of Glow-On orange and the small stick which we use for stripping the paint off, to apply it, to flatten it if we wish.





    now we use the stick to remove the Glow-On BLUE we applied yesterday.
    The paint hardens as it cures so as the time goes by it becomes harder to remove, eventually we' need action to soften it and then we use the stick and remove it like so:





    So we have left with the original, bruised from so many removals, original whit dot this pistol came fitted with.
    In the dark, it doesn't offer much really.....The reason for this product, yes?




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    We stir the paint a bit.
    Tha p[articles are very small and the binder keeps them in suspension very well, so this is hardly necessary unless the vial has been sitting for a while.


    We load a bit of paint like so





    We have a nice clamp for small projects and we just position the gun facing down.


    Always perform a safety check on your firearm before you work on it.
    -Remove all ammunition.
    -Pull the action open and first visually, then manually introduce your little finger a couple of times to make sure the chamber is empty.
    -Remove all ammunition from the room, to avoid any accidents.


    We clean the surface with alcohol and place a bead of paint right on the white dot. If it looks crooked, just wipe it off and do it again.
    We did it twice, no sweat.







    We are in a hurry here so we used a blow drier...


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    So far so good.
    These are the results under different light sources.





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    You might have noticed the blue dots we flattened over the last session while the front orange dot still looks like the spherical bead of paint we applied.




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    Transition time again.
    BTW We prefer the cool colors on the rear sights and the warmer ones on the front.


    Let me use a few metaphors to explain this.
    First, we people can't create anything, we are just copycats, and we copy everything from nature.
    Our perception is predisposed to find light, food, and shelter.
    Our perception tells us what to look for and the front sight has to have the brightest color.


    So..
    A sun in the middle of a blue sky.
    Oranges in the middle of a green orange tree.
    Apples on a green tree.
    A red boat over a blue ocean.
    etc. etc....you get the idea.
    our mind is constantly looking for something and it needs help.


    Moving on...


    We remove the Blue paint from the rear sights and this is what we are left with:








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    Now we apply a couple of generous paint beads to the rear sights.


    We try and do it in one movement, if it doesn't work well and it looks crooked, we just wipe it off and do it again.
    A word of caution: If you use your fingers..you are going to bed with glow spots on your fingers....
    The silver lining here is, you are going to find out that the Glow-On actually glows for a long time.


    OK, back to the action...
    We recommend you use some support like a box, container or whatever holds your hand so you can have some control over the paint.



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    Tomorrow morning we will show the results and we move on to another color.
    That is after I make some pancakes for my family.


    Here's the recipe:
    Use a good 'all included, just add water' mix...still, add a couple of eggs and same quantities of flour and milk.
    Melt a tablespoon of butter and pour it in your mix.


    If you have some old bananas none wanted to eat..Just smashed them inside the mix with a fork as well....Walnuts and berries are welcome.
    Always serve your pancakes with a side of eggs and bacon...It's the polite thing to do.
    In absence of bacon, you can use sausage or hot dogs.


    If you don't have eggs, well then what the hell is wrong with you, go get some! Lol!


    Be safe, your loved ones need you.
    Good night.
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    Orange color application

    So, we're back with some photos of Orange.
    We've painted the three dots on this pistol.


    Fist I want to show the front dot at different stages of the application:


    Here the Glow-On orange a few hours after the application,
    it's dry to the touch but it has the consistency of putty.





    So we take the wide side of the wooden stick/ applicator and flatten it a bit.







    As a result, we have this:


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    Here a few shots from the front orange dot.




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    We've done the same with the rear sights, we let them dry a few hours, w flattened them and now this is what they look like:





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    Orange gun sights

    The whole set up.





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    Moving on to Glow-On PINK.


    Next time we will apply hot Pink.


    Here is a preview.










    Go with the glow

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