painting stock sights

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  1. Tanknem21

    Tanknem21 XDTalk Newbie

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    Thinking about painting my sights until I get a set of truglos. Not sure what use. Any suggestions? Thanks

     
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    Ive used white nail polish before... works good!
     
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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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    Used white nail polish on the front sight of my LCP and it's held up well.
     
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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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    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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    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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    Try taking a piece of paper to make a template if you're looking to paint dots. Otherwise, any small brush should work fine. The other member mentioned the one that comes with the model paint caps.
     
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    I ended up using an elmer's bright orange paint marker. Def stands out better than the white. Thanks for the tips
     
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    Waiting on pics :)
     
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    Don't forget Glo-On. It woks well and he's a sponsor :)
     
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    +1. Stuff is inexpensive and works great!

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