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Yankee2718
07-04-2012, 21:14
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?

WoodenPlank
07-04-2012, 21:25
Painting for what purpose?

Sent from the USS Sulaco, while nuking the site from orbit.

porschedog
07-04-2012, 21:28
I have used hi vis orange paint on front ramp sights

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

hogship
07-04-2012, 21:31
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?

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

ooc

eyelikeglasses
07-04-2012, 22:55
I use my girl's nail polish on the front sights of all my firearms. And Plank, some peoples peepers aren't like others.

deathpriest
07-04-2012, 22:57
Model car paint and a toothpick as paint brush. Very little paint at a time, allow to dry between applications

SWIll
07-04-2012, 23:01
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.

427
07-04-2012, 23:41
Make sure the painting surface is clean and free of all oil.

SweetKnuckles
07-04-2012, 23:59
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

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss123/S3337/AFS/b25d172c.jpg
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss123/S3337/AFS/ab982230.jpg

Caustic Mopar
07-05-2012, 00:14
Awesome idea.


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ca survivor
07-05-2012, 16:59
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

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss123/S3337/AFS/b25d172c.jpg
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss123/S3337/AFS/ab982230.jpg
can you please move the knife? and nice job on the sights

Two Guns
07-05-2012, 19:50
I have used model paint since the late 70's.

WoodenPlank
07-05-2012, 20:09
I use my girl's nail polish on the front sights of all my firearms. And Plank, some peoples peepers aren't like others.

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.