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Automotive paint for sights

Postby FergusonTO35 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:54 pm

An easy and cheap way to color gun sights is with the small brush top bottles of automotive touch up paint. It is cheap, very durable, and comes in many colors. I painted the front sight of my LCP with some pearl white I had in my toolbox. The front sight really stands out now and makes it much easier to focus on. The paint seems to adhere to steel quite well, not surprising since it is auto paint. I'll report back on how well it holds up.
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Re: Automotive paint for sights

Postby Flowmaster » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:41 am

I usually use a toothpick to apply paint to the small circles/indentations in sights. Its hard for me to get it right using the little touch up brush.
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Re: Automotive paint for sights

Postby FergusonTO35 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:06 pm

The LCP sights have flat faces with no dots or texture so the brush works well enough.
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Re: Automotive paint for sights

Postby Kiln » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:53 am

I've used this too. Works very well unless you hit it with some types of solvent.
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Re: Automotive paint for sights

Postby FergusonTO35 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:25 am

Two weeks in of daily pocket carry and the paint is holding up just fine. I did the same thing to my S&W 637 and blackened the rear notch for contrast.
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