How to apply the Glow-On gun sights paint. A few pointers

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  1. Jul 16, 2012 #1
    Gatopardo

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    First lets focus on the product application, as the thread move along we'll give more pointers on how to properly use this product:

    The process is pretty straightforward.
    Stir the paint, load the applicator, apply small dabs, let it dry, apply transparent nail polish.

    Clean the surface of your gun sights with alcohol (a good grade 91% alcohol, no rubbing alcohol, vodka or gin please)
    Some "tooth" to the surface will definitely help, a couple of passes with fine sand paper are welcome.
    Let it dry 1-3 hours, and cure well, 2-3 days. Before that, glow-On is a bit soft and it can be removed easily.
    A nice transparent layer of nail polish varnish will ad a smooth surface and it'll make it easy to wipe clean.

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    Glow-On can be applied successfully over any type of iron sights there is.

    We gun enthusiasts are familiar the plain iron sights most vintage firearms have as standard, just like the military-style sights found on the 1911 GI models.
    Glow-On excels when used over this type of sights. There is no need to modify the sights configuration and the luminescent component helps retain the vintage look.

    Please observe on the following photo the application over plain iron sights.



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    While most manufacturer's paint is semi transparent or translucent, Glow-On Super Phosphorescent unique formula lets light in but it appears opaque and therefore covers well without the need of a white base coat like other products require, thus adding work which we find unnecessary.

    Here are a few takes:
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    Sweet!
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    One of the more frequently asked questions we receive is this one:"How does it looks , in daylight, in the night,?


    In the beginning, we created our product to have the brightest glow possible and since the material has this properties, to be in one color: Yellowish white in daylight and to have a yellow-green glow.

    Subsequent requests from our customers for different colors gave "light" to Glow-On Colors. Here are some photos which show those colors, in the presence o light and after being excited by light.
    A few notes about the colors:
    The colors are easier to understand if we think in terms of sherbet, that's right they look like sherbet.
    The glow of the orange and red Glow-On have a green luminescence.
    The best balance between day color and glow color is yellow Glow-On and green Glow-On.
    However the blue seems to be a favorite.

    Please keep in mind also that the term paint is loosely used here. The easiest way to apply it is using the small wooden stick we provide or similar, boldly, dabbing small drops, just like in the pictures below.
    Forget about layers, apply it in one movement, if you don't like it start again.
    Don't over work it, if you play with it too much it starts to thicken, making it difficult to achieve a good result.

    A very important thing, the time it takes for it to charge is but a couple of seconds, not minutes. so I guess we'll take a video camera and show that next.

    Thanks for your support.

    Glad you asked, about ten bucks plus sipping and handling

    Please look for it in our web store at:
    Purchase

    You can also find it on E bay and Amazon

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    Unlike solvent based paints this is a water based product, however keep in mind that it won't come off your clothes with anything. To remove it, just pry it off with a plastic or wooden object like a brush handle, not to scratch your firearm finish. Other method is to soften it with acetone and then, yes pry it off.

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    If your priority is the glow please choose the original Glow-On Super Phosphorescent.
    If you have to have the colors please check the glow chart for more information


    Glow chart for colors compared to Glow-On on the far left
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    Some of our most budget conscious customers have asked how many sets of gun sights can be enhanced with a small vial of Glow-On. So we grabbed a small vial of our product and started dabbing. The results are displayed below.

    Please keep in mind, if you are going to paint the white dots over, you might as well make them bigger for major visibility.
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    When the word customize comes to mind:
    cus·tom·ize (k[​IMG]s[​IMG]t[​IMG]-m[​IMG]z[​IMG])tr.v. cus·tom·ized, cus·tom·iz·ing, cus·tom·iz·es To make or alter to individual or personal specifications: Customize your gun sights


    Since we are all different, have different needs and taste, some of us respond better to thee dots, others like a straight eight better and of course we all have ideas of our own, here are but a few customizations to keep in mind:
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    Here are a few photos to show basically how to do it[​IMG]
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