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Old 07-04-2012, 21:14   #1
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Painting Pistol Sights

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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Old 07-04-2012, 21:25   #2
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Painting for what purpose?

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Old 07-04-2012, 21:28   #3
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I have used hi vis orange paint on front ramp sights

Now I just install Tru Glo sights.....
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Old 07-04-2012, 21:31   #4
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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?
Are you trying for a dark black that is non reflective?

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Old 07-04-2012, 22:55   #5
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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.
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Old 07-04-2012, 22:57   #6
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Model car paint and a toothpick as paint brush. Very little paint at a time, allow to dry between applications
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Old 07-04-2012, 23:01   #7
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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.
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Old 07-04-2012, 23:41   #8
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Make sure the painting surface is clean and free of all oil.
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Old 07-04-2012, 23:59   #9
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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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Old 07-05-2012, 00:14   #10
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Awesome idea.


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Old 07-05-2012, 16:59   #11
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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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can you please move the knife? and nice job on the sights
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Old 07-05-2012, 19:50   #12
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I have used model paint since the late 70's.
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Old 07-05-2012, 20:09   #13
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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.
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.
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