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Sight Paint

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by RVTECH, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Other than the prescribed sight paints (and white nail polish) what have any of you found to be the the best and most durable for refilling dots on sights? Thanks.
     
  2. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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  3. ridnjon

    ridnjon vancouver wa Active Member

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    I have used it. Does pretty good. Make sure the sights are clean and have toothpicks. If you were closer I have some you could try out
     
  4. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Success! Man those little divots are hard to hit with the end of toothpick but after smearing paint one time I figured out how to do it - dribble a little of the paint on a piece of paper and let it start to 'set' up a little, then stick the toothpick in it and that way the paint is a little thicker, but still viscous and will still flow from the toothpick into the indentation. A slight twist of the toothpick spreads it evenly. A large part of my success was due to being able to completely remove the existing paint with a small dental burr that fit the indentation perfectly and rotated between my fingers.
     
  5. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    When you get ready to do it again, look at some of the white epoxy Kitchen Sink chip repairing kits. You want durable? This is it. Not quite as permanent as the porcelain it's designed to repair but a lot more than just dried enamel.
     
  6. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I was planning on going to Lowe's for a bottle of the sink paint but our fiberglass repair guy stopped by and we got to talking about it and he thought some white acrylic might work as well so he gave me a small bottle to try. It filled and dried quickly so we shall see how it works.