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Old April 14, 2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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Cleaning/refreshing white dot sights

Own of my autos white dots sites are getting a bit dingy and hard to see. How do you folks clean/refresh/repaint these? I hate to scrub on these with the same cleaning solutions as the rest of the gun. These are most definitely simply painted into an indention.

And no, I do not want to upgrade/replace the sites.

Is it as easy as a soft toothbrush or something, until you have to repaint?

Thanks!
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Old April 14, 2014, 12:28 PM   #2
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I clean mine with a well worn tooth brush and when need be re-paint with a enamel paint.
They clean up easy with just a little soap and water.
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Old April 14, 2014, 01:34 PM   #3
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Worked great

That worked great! Now I'll let you shoot it at your next gathering.

Thanks Mo.

My rear sight does not appear to be painted, it looks more like some sort of rubber in laid. This pistol has the half square outline at the rear.
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Old April 15, 2014, 08:45 AM   #4
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I clean mine with a well worn tooth brush and when need be re-paint with a enamel paint.
In lieu of the toothbrush, I suggest Q-Tip "Precision Tips". These are similar to standard Q-Tips, but are molded into a finely pointed shape. They're also great for cleaning extractors, those narrow channels under the slide, and the tiny crevasses in the trigger mechanism. After you use these for a while, you'll never want to go back to the standard Q-Tip.

FWIW I've never seen them at a Wal-Mart, but Target and various pharmacies carry them. The only downside is that AFAIK they only come in boxes of 170; they don't seem to be available in the giant 600+ blister packs like the standard Q-Tip.
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Old April 15, 2014, 10:54 AM   #5
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Oh yes they do!

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they don't seem to be available in the giant 600+ blister packs like the standard Q-Tip.
They do if you have a Uline account. I have these here in my iPad repair lab. Another great idea
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Old April 17, 2014, 09:01 AM   #6
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Clean with alcohol and then a dab of white nail polish applied with a tooth pick.
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Old April 17, 2014, 09:34 AM   #7
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If you think they are rubber take a toothpick and push on then a little and see if they have some give.
If they do, use an acrylic paint.
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Old April 17, 2014, 09:39 AM   #8
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Next week

Mo, we'll just look at it Sunday of next week.
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Old April 17, 2014, 10:49 AM   #9
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Liquid paper also works well on white dot sights if that's all you have around at the time.
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