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Old March 5th, 2017, 06:07 PM   #1
 
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Neon Sharpie on my new GP100 sights

Hi newbie here, if everything goes well i will be picking up my first firearm this friday after waiting 10 days for the 10 day cooldown period. I was wondering if the Neon Sharpie permanent will be bright enough and also last. Thanks.



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Old March 5th, 2017, 06:13 PM   #2
 
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If you need to enhance your sights, I recommend using some brightly colored nail polish. I use a bright chartreuse on the front and a bright red on the rear. I think it will last longer than a sharpie. Mine has been on for several years.
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I used the Sharpie paint pens (orange) on one of my GP100s (with steel blade pinned front sight) and my LCR (fiber optic; just be careful when applying). It worked well on both. It has to be the paint ones you have to shake as the others don't show up well enough in my experience. A few cleanings later with Ballistol, not scrubbing the paint directly, and things are holding up. I also have white, red, yellow, and green, but orange is the only one I've tried so far. Good luck!
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Thanks i will do that what brand did you use?
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Thanks hound and sixty, i will try the nail polish first i think, btw how do i reply to a specific post reply?
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Regarding the nail polish, I could never find one bright enough even after several coats. The Sharpie paint pen was my fourth or fifth try at finding something that would work. They were a couple bucks at a local craft store. It's as bright as the plastic inserts on the Ruger sights that have the changeable inserts. I think the Sharpie paint pen (not regular Sharpie) will give better results. Just my 2 cents.

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I'll try the paint sharpie first then, but my daughters nail polish is within reach just in case.
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Hi newbie here, if everything goes well i will be picking up my first firearm this friday after waiting 10 days for the 10 day cooldown period. I was wondering if the Neon Sharpie permanent will be bright enough and also last. Thanks.
I changed out my front sight with a Hi-Viz sight and absolutely love it! It was cheap and easy.
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I use finger nail polish, seems to hold up well and comes in all sorts of colors.
Cheap to use too and if it ever needs a touch up................it only takes a minute or two to dry.
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I did not like the black on black sights on my GP100. First I used White-Out to see if the difference would help and it did. Plus easy to apply and clean off. I eventually replaced the front site with a fiber optic sight. Very easy to do yourself. Fiber optic sight is the best for me and it has been in place ever since.

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A base coat of bright white paint or even liquid paper will make the top color brighter.
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I use the cheapest, most obnoxious nail polish I can find at the flea market. The blaze orange I had dried out in the bottle before it wore off my sights.

Orange worked best for me. Red (even bright red) seemed to show up as black in low-light. Yellow got lost in bright backgrounds and bright light.

At about $1.50 per bottle of polish, and $1.00 for a bottle of remover, it was cheap to test different varieties...

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Just remember the GP100 and GP100 Match Champion do not share the same spring pinned sight config because of the crowned muzzle on the MC. On the MC it's a Novak dovetail sight that needs to be used. So now I have to return my HI-VIZ sights back to Ruger.
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I've used florescent paint before, but found that white appliance touch-up paint was the most visible in various lighting conditions, and the most durable.
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I changed mine out with a HI VIS, I like it and they seem to be a big improvement.
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