Wood grip maintenance

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by gremlock686, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. gremlock686

    gremlock686 New Member

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    Do I need to put some kind of wax or oil on my wood grips, to keep maintain? Looking at the Birchwood Casey Wax, is it good? Do I need to?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Generally you shouldn't need to do much to them. They should be pretty well sealed. The birchwood casey wax is pretty good I use it as a stock finish often.
    Generally as I'm cleaning my gun I will whipe down the grips/stock with clp and then wipe off with a silicone rag.
     
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  3. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    If they are checkered, any kind of wax can get in the little grooves and be hard to get out. Unless you're seeing that they're drying out and/or starting to crack, you can rub them down with a little tung oil. You can also use vegetable oil in pinch.
     
  4. gremlock686

    gremlock686 New Member

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    Yes they are checkered.
     
  5. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    I think the Birchwood Casey wax would buildup in the checkering then, like a lot of waxes, turn white & may not look good. The tung oil is a good suggestion, or you might try something like Old English lemon oil. I always remove my grips to prevent getting any gun solvent or cleaner on them.
     
  6. gremlock686

    gremlock686 New Member

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    That sounds real good, Old English, since it's wood furniture polish, thanks dude someone else told me the same.