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Grip Putty or Bondo

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Post by CrankyThunder Sat Dec 02, 2023 4:48 am

Good Morning Everybody!

What products are the best to use for a grip putty or bondo?

Is it best to use cling wrap or latex gloves while fitting?

Purchased a LP50 and the grip needs to be shaped to my hand, not too much to remove, needs lots of filler material.  

Thank you very much and you guys have a good one!

Geo
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Post by DA/SA Sat Dec 02, 2023 6:30 am

Google JB Weld KwikWood
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Post by jimsteele Sat Dec 02, 2023 6:41 am

I use JB Weld Pastic Steel, It's an ugly grey, but it sands well. I apply it directly on the oiled wood grip, and it usually pries off using a screwdriver if you change your mind.

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Post by SteveT Sat Dec 02, 2023 7:55 am

PC Woody is a bit easier to modify after it cures than KwikWood but still lasts forever
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Post by JHHolliday Sat Dec 02, 2023 9:34 am

Milliput two-part epoxy putty.  Stays on, easy to mold, good working time, can be filed / sanded, and the terracotta color on wood isn't too ugly

https://www.milliput.com/terracotta.html

Here is my AP grip modified with Milliput terracotta

https://postimg.cc/bdy9HkVM

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Post by jwax Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:46 pm

https://www.amazon.com/Sugru-I000941-Moldable-Multi-Purpose-Creative/dp/B089WHQ52C/ref=asc_df_B089WHQ52C/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=475805820911&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17103815190118149305&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9005508&hvtargid=pla-1066323052730&mcid=c011091a647a3badb4a308b57dc5782f&gclid=Cj0KCQiAsvWrBhC0ARIsAO4E6f-Z9i6uUCRyNQTKAlzVX3t4cI9cvo644eY1qFspwkz5jNIc74l210AaAomPEALw_wcB&th=1

Sugru works great!
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Post by javaduke Sat Dec 16, 2023 5:59 pm

I just tried Milliput terracotta for the first time a couple of days ago, works great! It hardens in about 4 hours, so plenty of time to mold it properly. Sugru is also great, but more expensive, so I only use it for small adjustments.

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Post by bob7398 Mon Dec 18, 2023 8:52 am

Hi George!
You’re not far from Andrew…..have you talked to him?
https://www.precisiontargetpistolgrips.com/

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Post by Sa-tevp Mon Dec 18, 2023 6:32 pm

I like Kwikwood. If I remember correctly there is a fast and slow version. I like the slow as I can stipple the surface with a Bendix magneto indexing pin I have laying around.

The Thomas Rink video below gives some ideas on how to adjust a grip. Note that he recommends small adjustments. Select English subtitles.

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Post by Toz35m Thu Dec 21, 2023 12:13 pm

I use Kwikwood.  You can add on to it if you did not get enough the first time.  I scuff up the grip where you are going to add it.  Then when working with it get your hands a little moist to help from sticking.  It has enough working time to get the job done.

After it dries and you are satisfied with the results take a 2 part epoxy that is clear and paint this onto your grip.  Before this dries sprinkle some very fine sand.  Home depot - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-lb-Roll-A-Tex-Sand-Texture-Paint-Additive-22616/202257367 

After this dries then I spray paint it.  Mask off the grip you do not want to paint.
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Post by Chase Turner Thu Dec 21, 2023 2:00 pm

I use the thinnest latex gloves I can pick up from Harbor Freight. I wondered about using cling wrap- but using it seemed like it would be more trouble than it was worth and a cheap latex glove works A-OK.

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