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Old 01-28-2020, 9:01 AM
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Question Good sight white paint, dead Sig night sights

I have a German Sig that was the first to come with night sight (early '03) needless to say unless i'm in a pitch black closet you can't see the sights glow.

Wanted to get recommendation on paint. I've come up with a great fine brush. I take small gauge stranded electrical wire and strip >1/4" and tape the wire to the backside of an art paintbrush.

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WTB Sig P-series Front #8 or 9 sight from an 80-90's German
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Old 01-28-2020, 9:13 AM
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Go to Amazon and put, "gun sight paint" into the search field.
Choose what looks good to you.

I bought the Birchwood Casey pens, but you want your's to glow.
They have many options and all are very affordable.
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:56 AM
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https://www.amazon.com/Testors-Enamel-Paint-White-4-Ounce/dp/B005D72HUG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1keywords=testers+paint+for+models+fl at+white&qid=1580241192&sr=8-1

Heres what I used on my XD's love the results I used a needle to fill the sights
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:28 PM
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a hardware store paint marker always worked for me, I just painted the front sight on my S&W 442 with one. two coats let dry between.
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I used my wife’s nail polish, or you can buy one in white or whatever color in drug store for $2. About one drop of paint/nail polish that is all you need.
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First I would contact Sig and see if they can be serviced. I know Trijicon services theirs, they might be able to help you out too if you were interested.
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Old 03-14-2020, 8:52 PM
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Paint pens from hobby lobby, the oil base, they have any color you could desire and you can probably try one out if you sweet talk the salesperson.
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just buy new sights and swap them out...

can do the swap for 20 bucks with my high end sight tool
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I have seen a gunsmith that had tritium sight paint.
Wasnt as bright as real night sights but not bad i remember him saying it was pricy though and im not sure if its real tritium
Or something else.

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First I would contact Sig and see if they can be serviced. I know Trijicon services theirs, they might be able to help you out too if you were interested.
I contacted Trijicon 10 years ago about replacing dead lamps and turned out to cost about the same as just replacing the entire sights.
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Testors model paint.
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I use wife's nail polish and a toothpick.
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KG products (makers of gunkote) make a really nice sight paint that comes in a small needle tip applicator. I've used it on a bunch of sights. Small bottle is probably enough for a lifetime, and they make a luminescent one too. So far holding up better than any other paint/marker I've tried and holds up well to cleaning and wear.
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