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Any one here tried finger nail polish to enhance the iron sights of course for better visibility?
 

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I have. I use it on my sp101 and vaquero. I shoot them alot better with the rear sight notch blacked out. I need to find a more permanent solution. The fingernail polish doesn't survive cleaning after a range session.
 

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I've used nail polish as a form of lock-tite before. What I have used on the front sight is model airplane paint.
 

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On the front sight, I used Glo-It, a Luminescent Paint Medium. Kind of a yellow-green color. Cheaper than Trijicons. On a fixed sight gun like a SP-101, it is really nice. The front sight then "glows in the dark." I like it. I cannot remember where I bought it. I think in a crafts store.
 

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Ron get me all worked up abut this here paint and then you drop that line I can't remember where I bought it. I use nail polish as lock tight for scopes and orange never thought of that on the front sight will have to try that.
 

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thanks stainless, this forum has just gotten better with you aboard also looking out for all of us. Why to go pay.
 

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No, that's different thing. It's pretty bright afterdark and almost unnoticeable at daylight. The one Stainless mentioned works opposite, and easily be found at any WalMart type of store. I bought glowing green and orange acrylic for a $1.05 per bottle. That quantity is enough for an entire city arsenal. :)
 

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Most glow in the dark paints need to be exposed to light before they glow (like your watch hands). Since I keep my KP345 in the bedside table drawer I am wondering if the sights will be glowing when I pull it out in the middle of the night. Anyone have any experience with this?
 

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Krankypants, basically if a paint contains some glowing agent such as non-radioactive phosphor; it needs to be charged with direct light. Won't be able to see glow-in-the-dark otherwise. ;)
 

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I have the front site painted orange on my K-22 Masterpiece. It makes it a lot easier to get a good sight picture. I went to the dollar store after Halloween and picked up a bottle of white and a bottle of orange nail polish. I put on two coats of white first to help the orange show up better and then two coats of orange. It's been on there for 4 years now and has never needed a touch up.
 

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hi. iam 67 and have been useing finger nail polish on guns for ever, but over the last few years, i use glow paint. have a nice night ever one. p.s. you can get at any hobby shop.
 

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I use a "luminous" paint that I got at WalMart for painting the curb or mailbox. It's about $5 for a pint. I have a lifetime supply of sight paint. :D

I'm "Old School" and used to use WhiteOut on my front sights back in the day. My Off Duty EDC and BUG have this paint on their front sight. My S&W 686 has one of those "glow tube" type sights, and except for being red, I prefer green, is a great sight too. I'm just too lazy to change it since I don't carry the dang thing.

My "bottomfeeders" have Night Sights, but I think that if it's too dark to see your sights it's too dark to identify your target. Hence, I keep a Surfire next to my bedside gun, which is my Off Duty EDC.

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Day glow paint, works like a champ.
 

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i wonder if someone makes something like a "snap on " colored front sight for a sbh?
 

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sheepdog wonder if they sell it by the gallon lol.
 
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