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Anyone have a suggestion as to the best paint to replace the "Red Dot" under the safety for a PPK/S
 

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I've used Testors enamel and Tamiya acrylic. The red will come out brighter if you put it over a layer of white thats had a few days to dry first.
 

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Actually I used my wife鈥檚 fingernail polish! Not sure how permanent it is but it has good staying power on sights.
 

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Acrylic paint is best for ease of later removal and with an assurance that it will not react chemically with the bluing. I second the Tamiya hobby paint suggestion.


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Let's don't over-think this. Any red paint will work.

A more important matter is to thoroughly degrease the dot recess first.

...now somebody will want recommendations on what to clean it with....

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Let's don't over-think this. Any red paint will work.

A more important matter is to thoroughly degrease the dot recess first.

...now somebody will want recommendations on what to clean it with....
Did the Germans have a RAL number for the red paint ?
Just asking.....
 

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Fingernail polish remover to degrease, and then use it again to make the' Midsummer Scarlet Allure' go away again if so desired.
But it ain't rocket surgery.
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Fingernail polish remover to degrease, and then use it again to make the' Midsummer Scarlet Allure' go away again if so desired.
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Why would you want to make it go away? The dot doesn't have to be disassembled for routine cleaning.

M

Let me guess. The shade doesn't quite match your lipstick. Or you think the red might look better with little sparkle flecks in it.
 

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I was thinking 'just in case'. The consegenti might want to change colors with the season. :D
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The reason that I ask the question was that I thought there might be a paint that someone has found to be more resistant to gun cleaning chemicals than others and therefore would need to be replaced less frequently - if at all.
 

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I use fishing lure paint which is a vinyl. The kind that wood lures and lead sinkers have on them. I put on a coat of white, then red. Is really tough and resistant. Use in a well ventilated area. Takes a while to cure, but once it's on...it's on. Have it on all my front sights for my aging eyes. It's expensive and got them at Cabella's near me.
 

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We'll beat this rented mule awhile longer; part of my rationale for finger nail polish (aside from the embarrassment of having to shop for it :eek:)being, if it does get funky, it's easy to remove it all without drama and simply redo it.
Tho' it isn't clear why the area around the safety would require too much cleaning. :D

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I dug around the workshop to find the little bottle of the stuff I keep for such use. Of course it's not "Revlon Midsummer Scarlet Allure" (which I made up). Actually it's Sally Hansen Tough as Nails, 175 Pucker Up. (That's even better.)

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