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Post by deltacornbread » March 8th, 2008, 1:38 pm

Just purchased P64. Beautiful pistol! However, my 50 year old tri-focal eyes can't pick up front sight! Was thinking of applying a touch of "white out" to sight. Anyone done this? Any other suggestions welcome. :)

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Post by saands » March 8th, 2008, 8:18 pm

There is a product called brite-sights or some such. Another option is the model airplane paint that Testors sells ... white seems to be better than all the fancy fluorescent colors, but white-out won't hold up.

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Post by redfestiva » March 8th, 2008, 8:53 pm

deltacornbread,
I painted dots on my sights with the Testors model paint that saands meationed. It does help pick up the sight picture faster. You can get it just about anywhere. In this photo you can see the white dots on the sights.
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Post by torpeau » March 8th, 2008, 11:42 pm

Just purchased P64. Beautiful pistol! However, my 50 year old tri-focal eyes can't pick up front sight! Was thinking of applying a touch of "white out" to sight. Anyone done this? Any other suggestions welcome. :)
Here are some ideas.
Nitesiters aren't too hard to apply. See http://nitesiters.com/
Some glow-in-the-dark paint at http://glowinc.com/
After chrome plating my P-64, that front sight is very visible at the indoor range I use. Really improved my shooting.
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Post by dwd » August 30th, 2008, 9:00 am

I bought some of these nitesiters that Torpeau recommended. They are easy to put on and relatively inexpensive. Time will tell if they last. I put the nitesite on my ccw PA-63 and daysites on a cz-52 that I'll never carry. I am going to do the p-64 next then the cz-82. If these last they are exactly what I wanted.

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Post by dwd » August 30th, 2008, 10:26 am

Well, I may have spoke too soon. I just tried to put them on the cz 82 and it didn't work too well, didn't work at all, really. The cz 82 has holes in the rear site where there probably was white paint at one time and the daysiters are too big to fit in the hole. They didn't act like they were going to stay on top of the hole so heated them and tried to cram them down in the hole, didn't work.
The front site is sloped with a groove in it and the dot didn't fit in it too well either. I tried to cram the dot down into the groove and it got a little one sided. I didn't like it either.
So, for the cz 82 I would recommend paint or nail polish. I think it would be easy to fill the holes in the rear sight and fill the groove in the front site. That should work better than the dots.

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Post by barnett3006 » August 30th, 2008, 10:58 pm

I tried those nightsiters stick on dots on my P64, they work pretty good but the front dot fell off and I don't know where the replacement dots are. I couldn't get the nightsiters dot to stick to the minuscule sights of my Kel-Tec P380. On the 380 I drilled some pockets into the sights, I think I used a 1/16th bit to put 2 pockets on either side of the rear notch and a 1/8th bit held at a 40 degree angle to the slide to drill the pocket in the front sight nub. I then filled the pockets with a thick mixture of www.glowinc.com s V10 glow in the dark powder and 2 ton epoxy. I have considered doing this to my P64 but haven't committed to it yet.

The sights on my P3AT are BRIGHT! Both of these pics are what the sights look like after a 20 second charge from my pocket flashlight.

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Lights off.
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The glow from a 20 second charge will last for about an hour, If you charge the sights under a lamp for 30 mins or longer it will glow very bright for almost 8 hours and still visible in the dark for 12 hours.

also, I know in the first pic it looks like my finger is on the trigger. Its not, believe me, my finger is long enough that when I safely rest my finger on the guard it wraps around to the other side of the guard....pocket pistols and gorilla hands ::)

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Post by barnett3006 » August 30th, 2008, 11:00 pm

sorry about the huge pics...photobucket doesn't want to work for me.

I also forgot to say that on the range these sights will start to glow brightly from just being out in the sun, they cut my groups with the P3at down to half the size they were.

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Post by dwd » September 14th, 2008, 10:27 am

Went to Walmart last night and found out they don't handle models or model paint anymore. So I picked up a paint marker made by Elmers, of all people. It is acryillic paint and white. I'll let you know how it works out. Worst that could happen is it comes off, I guess.

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Post by dwd » September 15th, 2008, 2:39 pm

Well, it works "okay," I guess. It was kind of hard to get the marker tip into small holes on the rear sight of the cz 83. IMHO the holes on the rear sight are too small, anyway.
I did a P-64 too. I just painted the whole backside of the front sight and made a couple dots with the marker on the rear sight. It is certainly better than nothing. Far from perfect.
I also put on some glow-in-the-dark nail polish on it too. According to the girl that sold it to me it makes whatever color you put it on glow in the dark. Time will tell on this, too.
If I had to do over again I would have bought regular paint and used a very fine artists brush.

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Post by normsutton » September 15th, 2008, 4:17 pm

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Post by papabear » September 18th, 2008, 3:25 pm

I use Testors Enamel paint, its for model cars etc, I like it because it stays on, but if I want to change colors or take it off I just use my finger nail and nylon brush,and it comes off easily. I use it on my guns with small sights, P-64, CZ82, CZ52 etc. These pics are of my CZ82

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Post by neoshooter » July 30th, 2009, 7:18 am

I ordered some of the Glow powder. I am eager to try glow dots on my front and rear P-64 sights. I'll try to post some pictures when I get it squared away.

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Post by daven » August 3rd, 2009, 6:23 pm

I have found that "raiding my wife's nail varnish stash" works extremely well and the colour can easily be removed with a little acetone when I want a different colour scheme!! Daven

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Post by tman11787 » August 19th, 2009, 2:57 pm

Neo,

Did you ever get a chance to try the Glow powder as dots on your P-64?

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