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BlindOldMan 07-08-2011 04:59 AM

Re-doing sights on SW 5906 and Beretta 96
 
I hope this is the proper forum...

I had purchased a used SW 5906 in Stainless Steel and a Beretta 96 INOX some weeks ago. The sights on both were very faded and not much use. At first I tried using a white crayon as someone had suggested, but the results were poor. Next was a bunch of trials of different paints including standard enamels and acrylics. They were better, but still not quite what I'd hoped. After some more trials, I finally settled on some Rustoleum Specialty Glow In The Dark latex and some red nail polish. Both worked well.

The pictures don't really do it justice, but the Rustoleum looks quite good. I don't expect to have night sights, just something a little brighter than the standard paints.

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...03_131-1-1.jpg

Trez 07-11-2011 03:09 PM

Looks good! I wish I could do that to my 1st gen. model 59... The sights are terrible!

orangello 07-11-2011 06:07 PM

Looks good, but consider some of that Glow-On in the vendor section. The smaller packages aren't expensive & Gato has some good pics to judge by.

BlindOldMan 07-12-2011 04:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orangello (Post 538957)
Looks good, but consider some of that Glow-On in the vendor section. The smaller packages aren't expensive & Gato has some good pics to judge by.

Cool! Just ordered a vial :)

orangello 07-12-2011 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by BlindOldMan (Post 539440)
Cool! Just ordered a vial :)

I don't recommend leaving it out in your bedroom or den. It can be kinda startling if you wake up to a glowing green dot across the room. :o


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