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Painting Pistol Sights

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Yankee2718, Jul 4, 2012.


  1. Yankee2718

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    Ive tried to paint my P229's rear sight a few times and it always comes out crappy. Does anyone have a solid method of painting them?
     

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  2. WoodenPlank

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    Who?

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    Painting for what purpose?

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  3. porschedog

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    I have used hi vis orange paint on front ramp sights

    Now I just install Tru Glo sights.....
     
  4. hogship

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    It's MY Island

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    Are you trying for a dark black that is non reflective?

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  5. eyelikeglasses

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    Hooah, Hooah.

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    I use my girl's nail polish on the front sights of all my firearms. And Plank, some peoples peepers aren't like others.
     
  6. deathpriest

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    Model car paint and a toothpick as paint brush. Very little paint at a time, allow to dry between applications
     
  7. SWIll

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    I have used fluorescent orange paint on the front sights of my j-frame. Use a q-tip and apply several light coats; it helped me pick up the front sight much more quickly.
     
  8. 427

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    Make sure the painting surface is clean and free of all oil.
     
  9. SweetKnuckles

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    WhatTheFrench?

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    Go to crafts section of Walmart
    Get Flouro Orange Acrylic Paint $2 for a 3" high bottle
    Get a small craft brush

    Wipe sight with denatured or rubbing alcohol to clean
    Put firearm in padded vice or use a towel to cushion jaws
    Sit down and brace elbows for maximum precision
    Paint 2-3 THIN coats, letting dry between each application
    Thin coats give much better look than one heavy coat
    After last coat has dried, apply 2 coats of clear nail polish to protect the water-soluble acrylic paint from solvents

    GOOD TO GO

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  10. Caustic Mopar

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    Awesome idea.


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  11. ca survivor

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    can you please move the knife? and nice job on the sights
     
  12. Two Guns

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    I have used model paint since the late 70's.
     
  13. WoodenPlank

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    Who?

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    Oh, I know of reasons why to do it, but I was more curious as to what the Op was actually trying to accomplish. What he is trying to do is going to determine how he needs to do it.