Any One Tryed Refinshing the Stock Grips on the RIA

Discussion in '1911 Gear' started by HotRoderX, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    I been looking at the stock grips that came with my RIA and wondering how hard it be to strip them and redo the finish. I would not mind staining them a darker color maybe a darker cherry color . I just wonder if it be worth the timer and effort.
  2. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Never considered doing that. I would buy new grips before even trying that.

  3. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Those grips are a very tight grain,....not sure how well they would take stain.
    However, would look good darker.
  4. DamnYankee

    DamnYankee New Member

    Aug 31, 2011
    I just changed mine. Got em from Altamont.
  5. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Yup. So many inexpensive grip choices, I wouldn't even bother.
  6. Jim S.

    Jim S. Evil Capt. Kirk from G.T.

    Aug 25, 2011
    If you try to re-do the grips the "points" on the checkering usually suffers from it.
    Stripping the grips will make it almost necessary to rub them with steel wool at the least.
    That's when the checkering takes a beating even if you are careful.
    Go ahead and try it. Not like you can't replace the cheap grips that usually come with the lower priced 1911's,
    which is what most people do anyway.
    I've done a few sets that look pretty good only the checkering is not "rough" anymore.

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