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Old March 22nd, 2015, 01:29 AM   #1
 
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I was cleaning my ruger GP100 yesterday after a long day at the range. One of my cleaning steps involved compressed air. When using the blow gun all of the paint on the rear sight out line fell out..lol..it looked like a little horse shoe ..it just fell out..I have never had this happen.
Anyhow I need to repaint the white outline.. My plan is to remove the rear sight blade. Clean with brake cleaner, fill in line with model paint using a needle.
My question is.
How do I clean off any remaining paint with out messing up the paint job, or the blueing.
Some tips please..I did read to rub it on a piece of cardboard with a little paint thinner on it..sounds like it could work..
Does anyone have a different technique.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 05:52 AM   #2
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After cleaning the sight with 90% rubbing alcohol, I just used a fairly large needle and put the paint right where I wanted it.

No clean up afterwards needed.
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I use a toothe pick and when done before it dries ightly rub off the excess. Worked for me.
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Try it with the black rear sight before you repaint it. I've actually painted the white black on some of my guns. Sometimes the black works better for me, not always but sometimes. I don't know why.
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I use a toothe pick and when done before it dries ightly rub off the excess. Worked for me.
I've used a tooth pick for both cleaning AND painting...words great for both (use pliers to bend the tip a bit prior to brushing on to make it 'flexible')...take your time and it comes out smooth!
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Question from ignorance: Shouldn't the paint need to be a formulation such as epoxy, that adheres well to metal?
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I have used inky dinky brushes from the hobby store. They also have a good supply of tiny bottles of paint. To change color just use acetone on a Q-tip to rub it off. I have gone through several colors on one gun. Great fun. Brake cleaner reacts with some types of paint causing the paint not to stick. Ask me how I know.
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OP: just what ARE you using to clean your gun that it take off the paint???
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I thought acetone could ruin the guns finish? I read somewhere to use a non acetone cleaner! Great thread as I am going to do something with my sights hope these help alittle
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I buy this glow in the dark nail polish from China, works good and comes with a brush.

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DILLIGAFF is there a web link for this paint?? To the OP good luck on your rear sight paint job I strongly suggest to tone down your compressed air cleaning technique! I have cleaned my guns for years and never had to use compressed air seems a bit drastic but oh well what ever just a suggestion!!!
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