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Old 04-10-2011, 04:48 PM
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:34 PM
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They look great on your 27. You did a fine job of finishing them.
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VERY nice job! Care to share your recipe?
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They look great! Surprising how a little refinishing can really set the gun off compared to the old finish
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VERY nice job! Care to share your recipe?
Used a powerful chemical stripper to get the old finish off.

It was a jelly that you paint on and let it sit for 30 minutes.

Then I sanded with 400P 3x Norton sandpaper.

Then apply the first light coat of Tru-Oil, I diluted 3 parts Tru-Oil with one part mineral spirits, but this is not necessary. I applied with a paper towel folded till it is fairly small.

Then you wait at least an hour until completely dry. half a day is best.

Then sand it with the 400P sand paper.

Then repeat Tru-Oil and sanding at least 5 coats.

The last coat is put on very thin and rubbed with long strokes from end to end.

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Those don't even look like the same grips - nice job.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:11 PM
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Those don't even look like the same grips - nice job.
I have found that all wood is beautiful.
It should be, considering where it comes from.

Tru-Oil has always brought out just enouch of the grain to make whatever it hits spectacular. Walnut, however, seems to be the best wood.
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The difference is like day and night. Those old Herretts and old Mustang grips are great candidates for up grades.
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Wow! That is some excellent work there. Nicely done.
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They came out very nice and look great.
The older production grips by Herrett used a spray on laquer finish that did nothing to bring out the grain or beauty of the wood. It was cheap and quick allowing the grips to be sold at a very reasonable price but they always looked plain and light colored.
I have stripped and re-finished several sets with an oil finish ( Tru-Oil or one of the Tung Oil Finishes such as MinWax or Formby's) and in every case the difference was amazing.
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