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Old November 15, 2008, 07:51 PM   #1
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How to clean paint off of front sight.

What is the safest way to clean white paint off of a front sight?
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Old November 15, 2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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Paint thinner. Lots of it.
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Old November 16, 2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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Depends on the paint, and whether is IS paint.
Some people have used things like White-Out.

First step is to try Lacquer thinner or Acetone and a solvent-proof toothbrush.
These solvents DO NOT harm blued or plated gun finishes.
Usually, these solvents and the brush will remove the paint quickly.
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Old November 17, 2008, 12:12 PM   #4
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Just try some Hoppe's first.

It can be rather effective.
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