Paint for sights/safeties?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by therhino, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. therhino

    therhino New Member

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    Is there a specific paint or product available for repainting sight and safety dots? The red/white on my CZ82 is faded, and I'd like to reapply it.
     
  2. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    enamel fingernail paint works well just clean the area your painting good with acetone , dont use nail polish remover it has oils in it and your paint wont stick well to it
     

  3. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    I bought some "Bright Sights" paint, but was a little disappointed in the "Ghost Glow" paint they advertise. Here's a link in case you want to try it.

    http://www.brightsights.com/index.shtml

    But the fingernail paint, as purehavoc mentions, may do as well & easier to get. I've also heard of using model airplane paint or auto touch-up paint. One hint, dip a toothpick in the paint & apply it with that. You can pinpoint where it goes a lot easier than with a brush.
     
  4. seanwhite75154

    seanwhite75154 New Member

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    I have always used fingernail paint as well. I get the brightest neon colored paint I can find ad just touch them up as needed. It won't glow in the dark but in low light situations they do reflect a little bit of ambient light, enough to see your sights quickly as long as it isn't pitch black outside.
     
  5. therhino

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    Thanks, all. I think the wife has some red fingernail polish under the sink.
     
  6. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    I tried acrylic glow paint on mine and works well as long as the piece doesn't rub up against stuff
     
  7. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    I like fingernail polish for sights. If the sight is smaller than you prefer it's pretty easy to put a globe on top of it. I have the best luck with Lee Hard as Nails. I have never tried fingernail polish on a safety. Fingernail polish is so thick I can see a lot things going wrong when used on a safety.

    Cabelas has decent glow in the dark paint
    http://www.cabelas.com/gun-slings-glow-dark-sight-paint-kit.shtml
     
  8. orangello

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  9. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I have the glow-on and it works alot better than most of the lumenicent stuff out there . but again its just ok stuff their decals work better and longer but that stuff is thick and its hard to cut small stuff and work with it
     
  10. therhino

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    Sorry, I meant the safety indicator indent. On a CZ82, it's a small indent filled with red paint under the slide on each side of the weapon.
     
  11. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    Any good paint should work cause my 45 is like that
     
  12. magnumman

    magnumman New Member

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    I have painted the front ramp on 2 of my revolvers with neon orange nail polish. Really works well and holds up to cleaning products. If you go this route, make sure to use 1 coat of white then your color of choice on top of that.
     
  13. Hollander

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    Just purchased a glow paint from Glow Nation. It was recommended by a friend so I thought I would try it. You have to clean the sights well, dab a little of the glo paint of your choice from this company, let it dry, and then put a little clear fingernail polish over it. As of yet I do not know how long it will last but even if I have to use it every time I go to the range that will be good enough. Gun is a Bersa Thunder 22 and I cannot seem to find any night sights for it.