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Old March 12, 2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Ruger P95

Just purchases a Ruger P95 DC and the front site is fading a bit. Wandering what I can brighten it up with? It seems like it might be dirty.
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Old March 12, 2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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Clean it with a swab and alcohol. Head to the hobby shop and buy your favorite color paint. You can go back to the original white or pick up some hi-vis paint.

Either way, you'll be hitting the Easy Button...
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Old March 12, 2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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Thanks Shane, I will give it a try to clean it first, but I didn't know if alcohol would dissolve the existing paint.
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Old March 12, 2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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Alcohol won't remove the old paint. It will remove dirt and oil, making the new paint stay on.

BTW, the P95 is a great pistol. I had one for years and handed it down to my son who loves it.
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Old March 12, 2013, 09:09 PM   #5
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When you go to the hobby shop, see if they have any of the Testors (or another brand) Fluorescent paint. It works great in bright light, and works better than you'd expect in lower light conditions.

Get several colors, and mix some colors that suit you. If you keep the bottles tightly capped, you'll have sight paint that will last you years...

(Depending on the size of the dot, you can often use a toothpick to apply the paint!)


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Old March 13, 2013, 02:39 AM   #6
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I like fingernail polish because it's much easier to remove after it dries for cleaning up the edges or if you change you mind about the color.

Hot pink makes a great front sight color for outdoor shooting.
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Old March 13, 2013, 01:00 PM   #7
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Thanks all for the advice but I used a toothpick to clean the front sight out and now it is bright White like it should be. It was filled with an oily mess and now it looks bright and clean. I will keep in mind the florescent color.
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