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Old 02-04-2017, 01:44 AM
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Going to pick up a 27 2 3 1/2" tomorrow. I want to clean her up and noticed some dirt in the checkering. I'm sure a nylon toothbrush will get in between the checkering. But, what do you guys recommend to clean, and protect the grips? Thanks.
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I just use some paint thinner (mineral spirits) NOT the odorless kind, the regular kind.

If you have Ballistoil you could use that also.
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Ballistol does a nice job.
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well i have found that a soft toothbrush works very well to clean out checkering.....i use linseed oil on my grips and find that it also does very well if u want to rehydrate the grips too..it all depends on how the grips were finished...with just dust and dirt...i think the soft toothbrush will do what u need...God Bless,John
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Mineral spirits or acetone with a brush. Next day follow up with some boiled linseed oil as the solvent will strip the oil finish. Ordinary rubbing alcohol will work well too.
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I have had a couple where the finish was good, just a lot of gunk in the checkering. I used a soft bristle toothbrush, lightly sprayed with "Lemon Pledge" furnisher polish. Cleaned them up nice, and left a little protection. Smelled good too...

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this may sound crazy,But i use water -les hand cleaner and a tooth brush and a quick rinse and towel dry.Then set in a warm place to make sure they are dry.
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Going to pick up a 27 2 3 1/2" tomorrow. I want to clean her up and noticed some dirt in the checkering. I'm sure a nylon toothbrush will get in between the checkering. But, what do you guys recommend to clean, and protect the grips? Thanks.
Penetrating oil.
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There may be better ways that I haven't tried, but acetone and a toothbrush has worked well for me...

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