Front sight

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by jas4412, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. jas4412

    jas4412 New Member

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    the white paint in my front sight of my XDm fell out. What paint should I use as a replacement?
     
  2. artbrownsr

    artbrownsr New Member

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    Two comes to mind White fingernail polish, White metal marking paint with a clear coat enamel. These are just off the top of my head and no experience with the use / abuse of the paint, just from the experience of a welders helper and metal marking both temporary and permanent.
     

  3. glock26USMC

    glock26USMC New Member Supporter

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    Thread moved to gunsmithing for more responses.
     
  4. Robb

    Robb New Member

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    Use a cotton swab/q-tip with brake cleaner on it to clean out the "hole" where the paint lays, then once that dries, use a toothpick and use white fingernail polish, dabbing white paint in the "hole" until it fills in nicely.
    Just remember if you wipe it down with hoppes 9 the paint will come off.

    Good luck,
    Robb
     
  5. wmruss

    wmruss New Member

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    Did my sights with a neon green and neon orange from my local hobby shop, Its an inexpensive way to see your sights once you get older.
     
  6. jas4412

    jas4412 New Member

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    Thanks for all the input. I do use Hoppes 9 to clean the gun so that might explain why the original paint fell out. I don't have brake cleaning solution and wondering if mineral spirits or fingernail polish remover would work just as good.
     
  7. Robb

    Robb New Member

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    Fingernail polish remover should work, it is basically acetone, that should clean it pretty well.
     
  8. XDs45IWB

    XDs45IWB New Member

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    Wondering if anyone has tried the glow in the dark paints like Glow-on or V10 for the front dot?
     
  9. Juice

    Juice New Member

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    I've done the glow in the dark paint, I went back to white dots, the glow paint would only glow for 10 mins tops, when I went back to white I actually pulled the white dots out and used white hobby paint to fill it back in
     
  10. XDs45IWB

    XDs45IWB New Member

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