Glow-in-the-dark Gun-Sight Combo
- A combo with glow-in-the-dark pigment and paint to create glowing gun sights.
How to make you gun sights glow-in-the-dark
A combination of 50 ml Glow-in-the-dark Paint and 10g Glow-in-the-dark pigment powder to create glowing gun sights.
Many people ask us either for Glow-in-the-dark Powder or Glow-in-the-dark Paint for gun sights. In some cases the paint works better and in other cases the powder works better so we supply a combination of both.
It is important to note that our Glow-in-the-dark paints and powders need to be charged by light each time before they will glow. They are not like the radioactive tritium gun sights that glow continuously. The advantage of our chemistry is that it is not radioactive, is much cheaper and does not deteriorate as much over 10 years. Fortunately the paint and pigments can be charged very quickly (in a matter of seconds) by close exposure to a bright light or even better by exposure to UV light.
The chemistry we use is the most modern glow chemistry based on Europium Doped Strontium Aluminum.
What is in this combo
50ml of Glow-in-the-dark Paint and 10g of Glow-in-the-dark Powder. You can try both and see which you prefer. The total combo will do a large number of gun sights but you will find many uses for any paint or powder that you have left over.
The paint option
The paint we supply should be painted onto a primed, white surface. Buy a water based metal primer and apply it first. Then apply a good quality white acrylic water-based paint over the metal primer and paint two coats of the supplied Glow-in-the-dark Paint over it. Remember that paint is not made to be applied thick hence 2 or even 3 coats of glow-in-the-dark paint should be used. If you want a small container of good quality white acrylic paint then you can buy our White Arts and Crafts Paint, 100ml. We do not manufacture metal primers so you will have to get this from your local hardware store.
The powder option
Buy a clear glue in a tube such as Clear Bostik. Onto a non-porous surface, like a piece of glass or floor tile tile, squeeze out a small blob of glue. Right next to it make a small pile of the glow-in-the-dark powder the same size as the blob of glue and immediately mix them together well. Apply the mix to the gun site and shape as required.