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 Post subject: Grip finish
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:30 am 
Buckeye

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I want to spruce up my Sec. Six’s grips. What did the factory use for the finish?

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 Post subject: Re: Grip finish
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:39 am 
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Not sure what the factory uses. I have used Tru Oil and like it pretty well. ymmv. ps

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 Post subject: Re: Grip finish
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:06 am 
Blackhawk

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I've used tung oil.


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 Post subject: Re: Grip finish
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:27 am 
Buckeye

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I thought about Tru-oil. The originals almost to be raw wood, but I doubt that.

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 Post subject: Re: Grip finish
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:33 pm 
Ruger Guru

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we use any one of the several "restoration" finishes wipe one, scratch and dent remover, Old English ,others,like Howards, we find it in antique shops for touching up furniture, works like a charm...sometimes a simple wipe down with 'RIG' does the trick on old wood...........we do NOT get into "refinishing" wood, we cut'em down, saw 'em up, and burn it....... 8) :roll: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Grip finish
PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:00 pm 
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Hogue suggests just plain old wood paste wax.


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 Post subject: Re: Grip finish
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 pm 
Blackhawk

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Depending on when the grips were made, they could have been finished with a catalized polyurethane finish. That's a two-part finish which is only conventionally available to industrial users. Which Ruger is. What we need is a Ruger employee to provide the actual data. Lacking that, the closest thing, available to Joe Shmoe, is Minwax Wipe-On poly, available at Lowe's and Home Cheapo.


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