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Old 02-25-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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I'm sorry if this isn't in the correct section, but I would like to know what the best sealant would be to use on wood 1911 grips. I use shellac on rifle wood furniture, but don't know if that would be appropriate for pistol grips, given the potential sweat factor (sweaty palms).





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I would use either boiled linseed oil for a matte finish or Tru-Oil for a more glossy finish. You could also pick up a can of spray lacquer and go that way as well. It all depends on the look you want to achieve.

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Depends on the species of wood. Personally if the wood is a heavy hardwood with a lot of oil and resin I would opt for an oil rub. If it is a lighter density species of wood I would go with a lacquer based finish.

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Depends on the species of wood. Personally if the wood is a heavy hardwood with a lot of oil and resin I would opt for an oil rub. If it is a lighter density species of wood I would go with a lacquer based finish.
Thanks for the info guys. I appreciate it. Do you guys know where I can get unfinished 1911 grips at a good price?
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One of the members here was selling some a while back. Do some hunting in the 1911 section and maybe it will turn up.

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