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I think my XD9 3-dot sights are dull. I tried to clean them but not much difference. I want bright, white sight dots and am asking for advice on whether I should just use a toothpick to put a tiny drop of bright white paint on the existing site dots, or is something else better to use ?

Another question: Someone mentioned that a bright RED front sight dot is commonly used...is red or some other flourescent color preferrable to white ?
 

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I would recommend a crop of this paint on ehe existing white dots. The tip of a toothpick should be all you need:

Glow in the Dark
 

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If you're simply looking to brighten them up, rather than turning them into night sights... Yes, some bright white model/craft paint will work fine. Make sure the sights are very clean and dry, or it won't stick very well.

You can use a dab of clear coat (or clear nail polish) to seal them too.

I use a bit of white china marker (the same china marker used to color the etchings) to periodically touch them up.
 

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bright white model paint did the job for me.
 

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I think my XD9 3-dot sights are dull. I tried to clean them but not much difference. I want bright, white sight dots and am asking for advice on whether I should just use a toothpick to put a tiny drop of bright white paint on the existing site dots, or is something else better to use ?

Another question: Someone mentioned that a bright RED front sight dot is commonly used...is red or some other flourescent color preferrable to white ?
As part of regular gun cleaning procedure after each range session, I use a Q-Tip dipped in gun cleaning fluid (Hoppe's #9 for Autos); put the tip of the swab into the white dot and spin it between your fingers a little. It cleans the powder residue off and brings the dot right back to bright white. I keep a hand full of Q-Tips in with the cleaning swatches; they are great for cleaning the tight places that are hard to keep clean.
 

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I would recommend a crop of this paint on ehe existing white dots. The tip of a toothpick should be all you need:

Glow in the Dark
"Daytime Color: Almost Clear with White-Green Tint"

Not sure what this means. Would the sights be slightly LESS visible in daylight if white with a slight green tint ? This sure looks like a great option.
 

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^ that was my question as well. I think its the "glow in the dark" color that most kid's bracelets and necklaces are. That translucent mucus green.
 

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I took my slide to a nail salon one day while at work (just a few stores down from me) and they dabbed a very bright white nail polish in the sights. I then applied the brightest paint from glowinc.com ($11). The white gives the perfect base for a brighter glow. In the daylight, the sights are bright with a very slight, almost invisible pale green. I am very happy with the application. I saw no reason to purchase night sights when I have laserlyte lasers on both xd's.
I have the rear laser light on my service model which I painted the white area of the sight. The XDSC has the compact on the rail.
 
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