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I just wanted to tell everyone on this board that I bought some orange sight paint from Bright Sights for my LCP's front sight and it made a big difference. You have to ensure you clean the area very well (I used rubbing alcohol) and used 3 thin coats rather than 1 thick one. I used one of those very thin art brushes you get in the arts & crafts section of Walmart. Rather than put a dot, I simply painted the front sight "ramp" area, similar to Smith & Wesson's "Red Ramp sights on some of their snubnose revolvers).

Will post a picture when I get a chance.

http://www.brightsights.com/index.shtml
 

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PaLCP said:
I just wanted to tell everyone on this board that I bought some orange sight paint from Bright Sights for my LCP's front sight and it made a big difference. You have to ensure you clean the area very well (I used rubbing alcohol) and used 3 thin coats rather than 1 thick one. I used one of those very thin art brushes you get in the arts & crafts section of Walmart. Rather than put a dot, I simply painted the front sight "ramp" area, similar to Smith & Wesson's "Red Ramp sights on some of their snubnose revolvers).

Will post a picture when I get a chance.

http://www.brightsights.com/index.shtml
Just make sure you don't expose the Brote Sights to solvent and oil for any length of time. They are good but not permanent and you may find yourself having to touch-up them up periodically. An option are the nitesiters - www.nitesiters.com. They stay put especially with a toothpick of superglue applied to the sides. Solvent and oil has not effect on them.
 

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Any white paint touched up once in a while works fine. Used that trick over 40 years ago when I coon hunted at night using a pistol
 

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huzzah said:
Any white paint touched up once in a while works fine. Used that trick over 40 years ago when I coon hunted at night using a pistol
First off welcome to the site. Of all the white touch up paints, I have found that applicance touch-up paint seems to hold up a little better.
 

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First off welcome to the site. Of all the white touch up paints, I have found that applicance touch-up paint seems to hold up a little better.
I got appliance paint from Ace Hardware, pretty spendy, close to $7. However, should do all the sights for all my weapons for the rest of my life :) And I agree about it being better, I've tried to rub the paint off with Hoppes #9, took quite a bit of effort. I sure like being able to see the sights now! With your Nitesighters Rich, how long do they glow before you have to shine more light on them?
 

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Mike, with the nitesighters I am not so concerned with their "glowability" as I am for their white dot, "better able to see the sights capability" - someting you can replicate with paint but not always as neatly and the nitesiters as mentioned stay put with a toothpick application of superglue to the side of the dot. But if memory serves, they do glow rather quickly and brightly after exposed to light but I never tested the duration. I like 'em. Of course now that I have the Crimson Trace....:)
 

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I bought some red/white reflective tape from the hardware store. I cut a strip the width of the front sight from the red portion, and installed it from the front sight all the way to the ejection port. I cut a half moon from the white portion, and installed it in the rear sight recess. I did this on both my guns, and it stayed put so far. I cleaned the slide with alcohol before application.
 

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Bought a roll of illumination paper, 1.5 inch by 30 inch from wally world automotive section. This is the type you would put on your rear bumper or bicycle to reflect headlights. With this roll I figure I could make about 1000 front sights. Stays on through several cleanings so far and easily replaced. As you can see I cut mine with a little taper to it. Helped me quite a bit in my aiming on the targets. Up close there is no need or time for sights IMO.

 

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So many good ideas. I used white fingernail polish on my front sight and left the rear alone.
 

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With your Nitesighters Rich, how long do they glow before you have to shine more light on them?
According to their site they should be visible for about 5 hours.
 

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GeorgieGirl said:
Nail polish seems to hold up better than most paints.
I used a laquer stick..so far so good.


What part of PA are you from Gal
 

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Shot my LCP for the first time today. I had added the "bright sights" and it definitely helped. Very satisfied with the accuracy of the LCP. First 3 shots were head shots at 21 feet into the silhouet. (Of course spread a few also(ha). Will take some more practice of course but off to a good start. Will work on the trigger pull with snap caps arriving later this week. Had to re-doctor the rear sight dots tonight but not sure I had a good application. The front stayed in place. (it does glow in the dark slightly) with the ghost glow added. Not sure how useful that will be but passing it along for what its worth. No doubt other ways to mark the sights. Guess the laser sight may be in the future. One heck of a Personal Defense Weapon for hip pocket carry!
 
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