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Old 04-25-2019, 4:38 PM
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Default Front sight VILE coming loose.

I have a DAWSON Precision front sight with a tritium front sight. There is a white material that surrounds the vile. The white material is breaking apart. What can I use to try and stop the vile from coming out. I know this will happen, because I already lost one. Yes this is my second front sight from DAWSON.
Thay replaced the front sight once on warranty. I use Marvel Mystery oil AND SPOT clean only. I don't soak or dip the slide in any cleaning solution. I will try to get you a pic. DAWSON says the white material does not hold the vile in place. I just shooting 9mm training ammo and sometimes duty rounds.

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best pic I can get

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Old 04-25-2019, 6:09 PM
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If the white is not holding the vile, just use some white enamel to fill in the groove and then wipe off all the excess and let t dry.
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Vial, as in "buy a vial of white nail polish at Walmart for $2 and fill in the gap" as Randall suggests. Funny how Dawson says the white plastic doesn't hold it in place. Maybe they changed how the tritium element is held in place. Although, if you "fiddle" with it by adding enamel or something, does that risk voiding the warranty and their denial of replacement? Maybe best to send it back. Kind of disappointing to have multiple failures.

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My first thing to try would be to get Dawson to replace it if it's obviously faulty or are you using some sort of chemical that is destroying it?
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If the white is not holding the vile, just use some white enamel to fill in the groove and then wipe off all the excess and let t dry.
I will try that. model paint. thanks.

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Vial, as in "buy a vial of white nail polish at Walmart for $2 and fill in the gap" as Randall suggests. Funny how Dawson says the white plastic doesn't hold it in place. Maybe they changed how the tritium element is held in place. Although, if you "fiddle" with it by adding enamel or something, does that risk voiding the warranty and their denial of replacement? Maybe best to send it back. Kind of disappointing to have multiple failures.
They send the sight to Trijicon and they put in the vile. I am pretty much done on sending things back. if enamile doesn't work, I will move on.

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My first thing to try would be to get Dawson to replace it if it's obviously faulty or are you using some sort of chemical that is destroying it?
No chemical. just Marvel Mystery oil. never touch front sight. no need to for me.

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does anyone know what the white material that surrounds the sight is?

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Clean as best you can, using canned air, then white silicone. $5 at HD.
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Clean as best you can, using canned air, then white silicone. $5 at HD.
Thank you. I like that idea also.
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