Originally Posted by JBubbs
I bought some and painted the front sight of my 1911. Let it sit for a day and reassembled the gun and the paint fell off. Didn't notice much of a glow either, the vile glows tho..
The paint takes a lot longer to become permanent, one day after the paint is applied the paint is dry to the touch but is still "fresh".
Give it a few days until it's really hard to the touch, like concrete.
If the paint just fell like a flake, the surface is oily and need to be cleaned with alcohol again before you apply again.
If you cleaned the surface with Hope's#9 the surface is oily and it needs to be cleaned with alcohol to remove any trace of oil.
As for the glow, check the dot on top of the vial, your sights should glow that much at least. If they don't glow enough the application is too thin , or the paint was not stirred.
The initial glow is going to be strong and of course more than enough to take care of most immediate situations.
This initial glow fades to a Ghostly glow which can only be appreciated in complete darkness and at this stage, like in the middle of the night.