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Wood filler that dries as strong as wood.

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by SunnySlopes, Aug 21, 2013.

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  1. SunnySlopes

    SunnySlopes Member

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    I've got an old model Super Blackhawk w/some recent manufacture grips.

    The holes in the bottom corner of the grip panels (that secure onto the little studs on the grip frame) are off.

    I'm going to fill in the holes with some kind of filler and redrill.

    Plastic wood?
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Epoxies like Acraglas are good.
    Depending on the application, you can often use ordinary hardware store 5 minute epoxy.
    Accraglas and standard one hour epoxies give you more working time and a strong material.

    One trick is to sand a similar wood, or even the original grips to get some sanding dust and mix that with the epoxy. This gives a much closer color match.
    If you do this, I'd recommend using a one hour for better strength.
     
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    Well, ok - both these guys covered it perfectly. I add sanding dust (from any walnut) into the Acraglas gel and its good to go.
     
  5. SunnySlopes

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    Thanx guys. THR never disappoints.
     
  6. Torian

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    Indeed. Guys like rcmodel always seem to have some expert advice to give, in just about every topic imaginable:)
     
  7. mjsdwash

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    carpenters use wooddust and woodglue mixed, works ok... had that happen on a rosewood grip. Still holding up five years later.
     
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