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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:47 pm 
Bearcat

Joined: Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:08 pm
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Location: SE Minnesota
can the scratches on my SBH laminated grips be sanded smooth, back to original? i don't have the gun yet but the pictures made the scratches look deeper than just the clear coat. thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:38 pm 
Hawkeye

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2002 2:01 am
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Location: Oregon City, Oregon
I have sanded these laminated grips. Heavily impregnated with resin, they sand easily and nicely. But if the original sheen is desired, a light coat of a urethane product is what I used. :mrgreen: There are countless other coatings that would also work. Use the coating of your choice.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:12 pm 
Bearcat

Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:35 pm
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Location: Colorado
Can also completely strip them and refinish with Tru-Oil or your favorite finish.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:45 am 
Single-Sixer

Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:06 am
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Location: Ball Ground, Georgia
Also easy to find Nice take off's on ebay.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:03 am 
Single-Sixer

Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:35 am
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Pictures can make micro scratches look much worse than the nake eye sees.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:08 am 
Buckeye

Joined: Fri May 28, 2004 1:01 am
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Location: MN
Agree with all of the above, but... maybe a couple coats of a hard, clear wax, followed by buffing? I think that would fill scratches nicely, and buff off to the level of the remaining finish.

The only downside I see is if you want to coat w/something like a urethane, I suppose you’d have to be sure to get all the wax off, first.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:47 am 
Single-Sixer

Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:50 pm
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Location: Tucson,AZ
Ummmmmm ?
Laminated grips are impregnated with epoxy or some form of polymer stuff. It's how they are made.
No need to add surface finish . Its not going to penetrate anyway , just sit on the surface.
Just sand the scratch as fine as you can (600 grit or finer )and buff .
That's all the factory finish is.
While using a poly finish is an easy way to make them shiny any surface finish you apply can be easily scratched and you will be right back in the same boat.


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