Originally Posted by pabner
I have a pair of J-Frame wood service grips that are in horrible condition. No scratches or nicks on the grips but my wife forgot my m36 in her atv and mold developed.
The metal is ok no rust but the grips turned an ugly gray when clean with Murphy Wood Soap.
What can I do to salvage them?
I use acetone and "Old Master" tung oil with varnish when I refinish mine.
I soak them overnight in a sealed jar of acetone then use a brillo pad to get all the dirt, grime and urathane off.
After it is all off i go over them again with a lint free cloth and more acetone to make sure everything is clean.
I allow them to dry which only takes a few minutes.
I then use another lint free cloth to apply several thin coats of "Old Masters" Tung oil with varnish. I wipe off the excess inbetween coats and allow to dry. I usually apply one to two coats per day with complete drying in between coats.
Depending on the desired look you can add a urathane to them, but I hardly ever do.