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Anybody ever used truck-bedliner on a set of grips?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BHPshooter, May 30, 2004.

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  1. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Member

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    I've reached the epitome of frustration with BHP grips. I just can't seem to find any that feel just right.

    I haven't yet tried Spegel grips -- they are like the holy grail to me... very hard to come by, it seems.

    Anyway, I recently got an idea... I have a set of older-style black plastic grips, but since they are a bit older, they are a little duller looking and feeling. I was considering getting a can of truck bed liner to spray on them, or just taking them to a place like "rhino lining" and seeing if they would do it.

    Anybody have any experiences with this? Will the stuff work on plastic?

    Thanks,
    Wes
     
  2. Josey

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    I have thought about it. I used to refurb fire/rescue trucks. The Rhino system was used to refinish compartments and hosebeds. It holds up well. I decided to refinish a M-N 44 stock with Rhino. It held. I refinished a SKS stock with it too. I wonder about the size of pistol grips though, hmmmm? The lining material WILL fill in the screw holes also. I am wondering myself now.
     
  3. gwalchmai

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    You may want to try some of this:

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    I used it on my Red Star Mak grip panels and it worked real nice. You can usually find it at Home Depot and hardware stores.
     
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    ..."I just can't seem to find any that feel just right."..

    Have you seen/tried Uncle Mikes #59508 custom grips? They're soft checkered rubber, and they made all the difference in the world for me...

    ....:cool
     
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    Rhino, as you probably know, is polyurethane. It would seem possible to coat grip panels with the stuff, but you would probably have to create a simple holding jig out of wood. Using a scrap of wood, and a nice sheet metal screw with a head just the right size for the grip panel hole, you could fasten the grips to the scrap wood. Then, the spray process wouldn't blow the grips away. Carefully removing the screws after finding their slot should leave them ready for use.

    Would I do this? No way. I don't think the sprayer could control the thickness or uniformity.

    Spegel will sell direct, and he uses a distributor as well who buys lots of his grips and posts them. I can't find the bookmark, but you could ask at www.smith-wessonforum.com.
     
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    Yeah, I have had them for a while. I had them on my browning, but the thickness was sort of awkward -- they were very comfy, but they are flat until the rear edge, where they suddenly curve to meed the backstrap, making the grip more squarelike.

    My FEG, on the other hand, has different frame dimensions :scrutiny: -- the backstrap sticks out about 1/8th of an inch, making those perfect for it.

    I REALLY wish those worked... Perhaps I should try another set. I really loved the way they looked and the way the checkering felt.

    *sigh*
    Wes
     
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    Try here : http://www.pickagrip.com , brownells also gets some from time to time. It would take a very skilled operator of the Rhino setup to get uniform thicknes and texture on such a small object. Ray
     
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    Try skateboard tape, not very thick, you can cut to size and shape and provides a sure grip.
    There also is a comany that makes pre cut grip tape in either rubber or sandpaper like textures.

    i Have the sandpaper on my glock now for about 4 years, love it.
     
  10. Mike Hull

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    Bed liner has been used on custom knives in the past, and it works great.
    It's easy to apply, is long lasting, but is not cheap.

    Plasti Dip does not work good at all.

    You can get spray on DupliColor liner, or roll on Herculiner at Wal Mart, or an auto parts store. Either one runs about $100.00 for the kit. Maybe you can get just a spray can of the stuff for less.

    Those(knifemakers) that have had Rhino lining do theirs say it went on very well, and even, and the guy just did them when he had a bed to do, didn't even charge. :eek:

    Good luck!
     
  11. Standing Wolf

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    Funny you should mention that!

    I put a strip of skate board tape on the front grip strap of my pre-agreement Smith & Wesson model 41. It helped. I've put more on the stocks. It helped more, but the tape wrinkles and doesn't adhere well to curves.

    It's occurred to me to take off the tape, slather on something gluey, and sprinkle on lots of gritty stuff to achieve the effect of skate board tape—wonderful stuff!—without having to use sheets of stuff. I'd guess more or less any epoxy glue would adhere to the wood and hold the gritty stuff, but what would or should or could I use for gritty stuff? My first thought was sand, but I think it's much coarser than the gritty stuff on skate board tape.

    Ideas, anybody?
     
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    You could try Pachmayr's Pac-Skin product:


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    They describe it as follows:
    For more, see here and click on the "Snap-Caps & PacSkin" link on the top menu.
     
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    Used to be some stuff that surfers used to spray on their boards, to give a good gripping surface. Felt like fine sandpaper. Don't know what it was called, you might try a search.
     
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