Protection under grips.

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Yellowsupersport, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Yellowsupersport

    Yellowsupersport Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2015
    I noticed some discoloration of my TRP frame under the grips. What’s the view on preventing this ? Light coating (of what ?) on the frame before putting them back on ?

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  2. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

  3. Bud White

    Bud White Member

    Sep 4, 2018
    Ive used a grease before but have went to renaissance wax seems to work a lot better
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  4. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    Put blue painters tape on the back side of the grips, use a sharp break away knife or x-acto knife to trim closely and cut grip screw holes out, reinstall. You can get residual adhesive off the back of the grips easily with a little Goo Be Gone when you remove the tape.
  5. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Pigtails and butter please...

    Dec 9, 2013
    Grip savers from Alumagrips
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  6. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    I’ve experienced some G10 grips leave a mark on the frame of some guns. What I’ve done is to fine sand the back side with 400-600 grit sandpaper and then I cut a protector of exact grip size from a clear plastic ziplock freezer bag to install under the grip.
    Note: freezer style bags are a bit thicker than standard ziplock bags.
  7. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
  8. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    I use a thin layer of white grease, it works.
  9. JNW

    JNW Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
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  10. TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

    TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot I do not consent.

    Dec 28, 2017
    I use Challis too, but I still get the marks - especially on stainless frames. I think any kind of thin substrate under the grip would help, but for $2.50 I'm gonna try those frame savers. I've been meaning to try a set of Aluma-Grips ever since I saw a picture of someone's Deep River Custom with a pair I really liked.

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  11. Diablo

    Diablo When in doubt, empty the magazine!!!

    Nov 28, 2018
  12. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2019
  13. JNW

    JNW Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    I will have to try some grip savers. I have some really expensive shotguns and I’ve shot them a lot. I mean A LOT. They have some dings and bluing wear, even though I take good care of them. If you use stuff it looks, well, used. I have a few pistols I shoot a lot - 3,000 to 5,000 rounds a year through each. I don’t expect them to look like safe queens, which I have zero use for. I know guys who have guns refinished if there’s one ding in the wood or the tiniest amount of bluing wear. Seems like a waste of time and money to me. When guys buy guns to put in the safe and just look at I wonder if they married a gorgeous woman would they just look at her, or take her to bed? I know which camp I’m in!
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