Glow-in-the-dark Gun-Site 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.
Either way please remember that the glowing gun-site has to charge in light before it will glow in the dark. It cannot simply be taken out a dark cupboard or safe and be expected to glow. This chemistry is not radioactive like the old clocks and gun sites used to have. Unfortunately it was discovered that radioactivity from these older devices causes cancer and so a 100% safe alternative was developed. 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-sites 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 Marbling Paint, 100ml (see Marbling Paint category). 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 pile of glue. Right next to it make a small pile of the glow-in-the-dark powder the same size as the glue pile and immediately mix them together well. Then immediately apply the mix to the gun site and shape as required.