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I melted my gun!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Smitty908, Mar 16, 2010.

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  1. Smitty908

    Smitty908 Member

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    One tiny dot at a time... :D

    It's almost as 'grippy' to the hand as the stick-on sandpaper, but dosen't catch on fabric as easily.

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    -Tim S.
     
  2. Schofield3

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    Well that's certainly a first for me, haha Glad you like it!
     
  3. Cosmoline

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    Those must have been some fumes!
     
  4. rha600

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    It's weird, but in a cool sort of way. What did you use?

    I'm thinking it would look cool also if you did it in some type of design. Like say the glock "G" on a glock or the trident on a Beretta...
     
  5. Mandolin

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    Looks like the surface of the moon.
     
  6. Skillet

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    That is really cool. you may have started a new trend! what did you use, and how did you do it? it would be cool to do some designs, like people do with regular grips for like a 1911 or something.
     
  7. Sniper X

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    I love it! How long did it really take? I am guessing at leas 20 hours.
     
  8. 1KPerDay

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    Nice work. Soldering iron?
     
  9. mesinge2

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    Nice job, Love to do that on my XD
     
  10. rha600

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    copy cat. haha
     
  11. Stevepwns

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    thats pretty cool, howd you doit?
     
  12. Nicodemus38

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    can be described as a sand blast texture.

    however, you most likely destroyed what little factory warranty you had.
     
  13. memphisjim

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    you missed a spot
     
  14. Mike J

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    Looks good. I'd hate to think how tedious it must have been to do.
     
  15. w_houle

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    Wow, sure glad I have a carton of Luckies and the DVD box set of Captain Kangaroo, otherwise I might have to do that to my Steyr M40A1:neener:
     
  16. cottonmouth

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    Looks good!

    J.B.
     
  17. army_husbandky

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    That is kinda cool looking. I'm with everyone else on this, how did you do it? looks like it took a long time to do.
     
  18. olyeller

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    no he didnt.
     
  19. dom1104

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    huh. interesting.

    Will those little holes get all filled with dirt and hand spooge and sweat and stuff? I would be interested in how easy it is to clean after hard use.
     
  20. Smitty908

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    Thanks guys!

    I used a soldering iron with a tip that I filed to a really sharp point.

    It took about 4.5 hrs.

    A stiff bristled toothbrush with some Hoppe's followed by a blast of compressed air will clean it right up.


    -Tim S.
     
  21. NMGonzo

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    compressed air will clean it right up

    Wear goggles, not glasses.

    DAMHIK
     
  22. XavierBreath

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    Smitty, that looks great! I didn't even recognize the gun at first!
     
  23. Zach S

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    I did my glock with a soldering iron, and later did it with a chisel tip on a woodburning pen. Also did the stock on my Mossberg 590.

    And yes, it is easy cleaned with compressed air.
     
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  24. PT1911

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    Turned out Great... I am impressed. Doesnt even look like the same gun.
     
  25. MattTheHat

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    I have a soldering iron right here on my desk. Makes me wish I still had my XD-M.

    Looks very nice!

    -Matt
     
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