Refinishing 1911 Wood Grips

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by ARnoob, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. ARnoob

    ARnoob New Member

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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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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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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.
     

  3. gadrooning

    gadrooning New Member

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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.
     
  4. ARnoob

    ARnoob New Member

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    Thanks for the info guys. I appreciate it. Do you guys know where I can get unfinished 1911 grips at a good price?
     
  5. CA357

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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.