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painting stock sights

This is a discussion on painting stock sights within the XD Gunsmithing and Maintenance forums, part of the XD Talk category; Thinking about painting my sights until I get a set of truglos. Not sure what use. Any suggestions? Thanks...


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Old 05-03-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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painting stock sights

Thinking about painting my sights until I get a set of truglos. Not sure what use. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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Ive used white nail polish before... works good!
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:32 AM   #3
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My friend used this stuff.
Bright Sights High Visibility Gun Sight Paint
He loves it.

When I was in the military we used nail polish but the trick is finding a color that wont match a target color.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:46 AM   #4
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just painted the front sight on my gp 100. I used a neon orange paint. It is called homefront, and I got it at Ace Hardware. It took four coats, but it looks good, and is easy to see.
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Tester's Model Paint. High Gloss. I bought a hobby kit and have enough to paint my sights 1000's of times. =)

Although I don't paint the sight, I routinely(twice a year) clean out the dots and repaint them so that the white dots are fresh and sharp.
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Ive used white nail polish before... works good!
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Used white nail polish on the front sight of my LCP and it's held up well.
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:04 PM   #7
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My front sight is awfully dingy/faded on my subcompact... out of curiosity, what do you guys use to apply the paint/nail polish?
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My front sight is awfully dingy/faded on my subcompact... out of curiosity, what do you guys use to apply the paint/nail polish?
A pin head works good or you can just use the brush that the nail polish comes with and use a cleaning cloth with some polish remover to wipe away the excess.
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My front sight is awfully dingy/faded on my subcompact... out of curiosity, what do you guys use to apply the paint/nail polish?
I used a tooth pick. Worked perfect for me.
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I've used the back of a match from a book of matches for detailed paint jobs on other projects, it works great. Might want to give that a try.
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