Glow-on works.

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  1. cce1302

    cce1302 XDTalk 4K Member

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    I bought some after reading positive (and negative) reviews.

    Glow-on works as advertised.

    I applied it to the sites on both my XDs yesterday. Today I thought I'd check it out. I charged it up at 11:30 this morning and checked it a couple times.

    After 6 hours, the glow is still visible. Not "bright," but visible.

    Thanks, Glow-on.
     
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    Just got some, what did you use to clean your sights prior to application?
     
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    jreXD9 XDTalk 100 Member

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    is Glow On the name of the product?
     
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    cce1302 XDTalk 4K Member

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    I really can't remember. Probably some sort of solvent. I removed the white sight paint completely (one of the dots had fallen out on its own) using a toothpick.

    I applied clear nail polish over the top. It is still good on both my XDs.

    Yes, they are a sight sponsor. This thread is in their subforum. Gatopardo should make one of his info posts a sticky, but here you go.
    http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/glow/193661-whats-not-like-least-expensive-mod-your-gun-glow.html
     
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    Cool idea, I'll make a sticky, I'll be right back:confused:
     
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    Can't wait to get some for my XDM and light up that ramp on my LCP!!
     
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    so how did you "charge" your sights? It is certainly better than the factory paint that comes on the XD. But not overly impressed.
     
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    cce1302 XDTalk 4K Member

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    I charged them by shining light on them. That is the way all phosphorescent materials have to be charged in order to make them glow.

    What were you expecting glow-on to be, that you're disappointed with how it works?
     
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    I am completely satisfied with mine. I can charge it for 20 minutes under my desk lamp with and when I wake up it is still visible. Tritium it is not but I knew that when I ordered.

    Sent from my HTC Incredible
     
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    OK, I work graves so I sat my xd with glow on in the window to get direct sun light also have used a lamp the glow didn't seem to last much longer than 2hrs. No,Tritium its not and as stated better than standard factory.
     
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    I tried it again. so I dug the glow on out of my sights, stirred the bottle instead of shake it and dipped to the bottom of the bottle to get the paint on the brush. two coats, 45min apart, put gun back in safe till the next day. Set gun under reading lamp 20-30 min, 4hrs later still had enough glow to see sights at arms length. I think my error in the first application was not letting the paint set for the 12 hrs and maybe I did my 2 coats with out allowing some set time. good stuff, worth the money..
     
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    Just ordered some. Can't wait to get it!
     
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    Use nail polish remover to get oil and old paint off. Apply the Glow-On and let dry. Cover with a coat of clear nail polish to protect from oil. Work great. The green glows brighter and longer than the orange.
     
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    Works alright with mine. I applied a coat and charged it up a half hour later and this happened...[​IMG]
     

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