The white dot on my rear sight flaked off

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  1. Sig Willy

    Sig Willy Member

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    How do y'all fix yours? Also use different color?

    Thanks.
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    Bindernut Well-Known Member

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    I use white (or whatever your preferred color is) epoxy jig paint.
    You can get it at any well stocked sporting goods store in the fishing section right next to the bare lead jigs.

    Clean the area with acetone, carb cleaner (methanol), or some other strong oil-cutting solvent to make sure the metal isn't oily otherwise it'll just flake off again.
  3. Sig Willy

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    Thanks. Will alcohol work for cleaning?
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    Bindernut Well-Known Member

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    Just plain rubbing alcohol might work...it's not all that strong of a solvent though (and the household stuff is 97% water anyway). I would scrub it a couple times and let it dry really well before painting.
    Do you have any fingernail polish remover in the medicine cabinet? That'll be acetone enough to clean things up...unless you have the "safe" no-acetone stuff.
  5. Sig Willy

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    I can always ask my sis. :D
  6. skullfr

    skullfr New Member

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    alcohol will work.you can also use fingernail polish or model paint.also can use model paint thinner for cleaning.
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  7. Sig Willy

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    Ah good. More choices. :D
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    any good white,(preferably epoxy is strongest) and a lil paint brush to dab it in,,
    after its dry go down to your local ' home depot ' and get some "glow in the dark paint" works great,,
    shine your flashlight on it before u go out the door at nite and they stand out real nice ;)
  9. Jim K

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    There is a lot of variety in model paint and even more in fingernail polish. Both are easy enough to remove so you can try some other color.

    Jim
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    They have some fairly decent glo-in the-dark stuff now. In case you want to go that direction. Gotta charge it under a light for a good while, but some of the newer stuff lasts for hours(Manufacturers claim, not mine):)
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    go steal your wifes toenail paint. My wife has this little bottle of reflector white that glows real bright under a blacklight. That stuff is great for handgun sights.
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    dont need a brush use a toothpick-I gots shaky hands so it is easier to use the toothpick
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    Toothpick works great. I use ti for small sights without dimples to put the paint in. Neet thing about becks toe paint is it has a detail brush on it that comes to a very fine point.
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    Ya right. It's pretty pathetic when I get done reloading and wander into my wife's nail polish cabinet and start going through her colors so I can touch up my sights. Hey us reloaders arn't dumb.
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    Just took a tooth pick and some white appliance paint and whitened the line on the rear sight of my Ruger MK III this past week after a good cleaning. It worked well.
  16. Sig Willy

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    Ok, I and my sis went through her nail polishes and no color stands out so I guess a trip to Walmart is in order. She even have some touch up paints from her past vehicles but none stood out.

    I'm thinking gloss yellow so any of y'all used it?
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    The fix is simple: replace the white dot sights with Trijicons. No more worries. At least for 10 yrs or so.
  18. Sig Willy

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    Ok, went to Walmart and got this:

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    TA DA! :D

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    see us old rednecks aint so dumb afterall huh
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