Gold plating grip medallions

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Has anyone heard if this can be done? Also does anyone know what metal they are made from?

I am getting some custom grips made and want the medallions gold.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Mike
 

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Ruger grip medallions are made of plastic. HOWEVER,,, if you want some gold colored ones, look at the ones for the Red Label shotguns. A little smaller than the normal medallions, but gold in color.
 
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try a trophy shop or model shop, they may be able to plate (anodize?) the plastic for you, other wise, Testers model paint, in gold, with the specs and all that glitter.................. :wink:
 

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contender said:
Ruger grip medallions are made of plastic. HOWEVER,,, if you want some gold colored ones, look at the ones for the Red Label shotguns. A little smaller than the normal medallions, but gold in color.

I often wondered what they were made of as well so I ran my metal detector over one in the grass and sure enough, I got a hit. The discrimination adjustment leans towards zinc and/or aluminum.
Gold leaf might be something worth considering.
 

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I mis-typed the material in the medallions. They are an aluminum alloy. I'd been fooling with some plastic stuff on a sight pusher & had plastic crap on my brain. Duhh,,,,!
Anyway, the brass ones can be plated easier, or just polished out to look a bit like gold.
 

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I mis-typed the material in the medallions. They are an aluminum alloy. I'd been fooling with some plastic stuff on a sight pusher & had plastic crap on my brain. Duhh,,,,!
Anyway, the brass ones can be plated easier, or just polished out to look a bit like gold.

Been there done that. And once was so deeply involved in a project that I had dreams about it. Try explaining that in the morning. :lol:
 

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Heck, I did that last night. I recently shipped an item, and I swore I sent some paperwork. Well, the paperwork didn't arrive & last night I tried to re-send some copies. I woke up last night worrying about it & even think I'd been dreaming about it. I made a phone call this morning,, and all is good.
Getting older sux!
 

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