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Old 02-25-2024, 01:24 PM
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I have a S&W diamond target that has a small chip. I have seen that there are members who do this kind of repair work. If you can please point me in their direction. Thank you
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You can also do the work at home if the chip is small. I have done it before and it isnt too hard.
You will need a donor grip. You can find really beat up grips on eBay. You will need to shave off material from the donor grip, saw dust essentially.
With that saw dust, you will get a small can of stain that matches the color of your chipped grip and you will want to lightly mix this stain with the saw dust until you get a consistent matching color.
Once you are satisfied with the color and the saw dust and stain have dried, you will want to get some clear 2-part epoxy. Be sure to slightly sand the area around the chip so that it is bare wood. This will allow the epoxy to stick.
As you are mixing the hardener into the epoxy, you will also want to mix in the stained saw dust but just remember, you will only have about 3-5 minutes of working time.
Take a toothpick and start dabbing the epoxy into the part of the grip thats chipped. Be sure to add more than necessary so that you can sand down and shape the area once the epoxy has dried.

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Taking the tip and method one step further, that is how you repair cork fishing handles. File donor cork, and mix dust with Duco cement, fill hole, let dry and sand to suit
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I have repaired damaged grips having missing chips of various types and shapes using just plain brown barrel bedding epoxy. The shade of brown may or may not match well, but it is better than a missing chip. Just file and/or sand it to match the shape around the missing area. It doesn't bother me too much if the brown shade does not match. One skill I have not so far managed three master is checkering. I have the tools but not the ability to use them very well.

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