White Dot Fell Off My Front Sight

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  1. Jan 26, 2011 #1
    mikedeanellis

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    Hi All, I have had my new XDm 40 cal 3.8" barrel, for about two weeks, have shot 96 rounds through it so far. Yesterday the white dot paint just kind of fell off the front sight. Now it is just black.

    So what would you do in this situation?

    Send for repair to SA.
    Get the White Out out of the desk.
    Order that green paint thing for 7 bucks.
    Drop $100+ on actual 3rd party sights.

     
  2. Jan 26, 2011 #2
    Old Hick

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    dot fall off. or is it just DIRTY????

    Clean it, see what it looks like afterwords...

    If after cleaning it, it has totally disappeared, then use fingernail polish on it with a toothpick.


    Stay Safe.
     
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    Mr. YACYAS

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    white out
     
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    mikedeanellis

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    It's not dirty... It's like it is paint that kind of dried up got bumped and fell off. There is just a black inverted dimple left...
     
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    Old Hick

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    take some fingernail polish and put in with a tooth pick...

    or a good reason to send slide out and get the sight you want...


    Stay Safe.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2011 #6
    Thunder71

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    That shouldn't happen to a new gun... I'm anal when it comes to that stuff so I'd probably send it in myself - even though I'll probably end up with night sights eventually.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2011 #7
    mikeybigb

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    finger nail polish and you can change it to any color you want, quick/cheap/durable
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    This was right after I did them, they've gone through around 1000 or so rounds since then and still look great. I also recently installed a LG-448 Crimson Trace.
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    mikedeanellis

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    Thanks Mikey, I tried your idea. I raided the 13 year old daughter's room, found some bright yellow nail polish, an Viola!


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    looks good, maybe ill do mine now.
     
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    GrimmLV

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    LOL! Great... hundred's of Dad's are now out raiding their daughter's rooms.
     
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    I know this is a very old thread, but...

    After 4 mags through a new XD9 today the dot came off the front sight. Googled out of curiosity and ended up here. Not dirty, just gone. Guess I'll raid some nail polish too.
     
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    fredj338

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    Why? An easy fix, just degrease it well & add a drop of white nail polish or epoxy enamel touch up paint. Beats sending the slide to SA???
     
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    I went to a hobby shop and bought glow-in-the-dark paint to fix mine. Can put it on with a toothpick, no brush needed.
     
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    Sounds like you bought a S&W... M&P seem to have that problem too - everyone I knowbwho has one has lost rear dots.

    Just get a set of night sights and screw it.
     

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