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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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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.
 

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I use a thin layer of white grease, it works.
 

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Challis. Challis. Challis.

http://www.challisgrips.com/c/18-Bushings-Accessories.aspx

I bought one set of bushings and O rings to try. I now have them on all my 1911s and use their bushing removal tool. Everything else is second best.
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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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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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