1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Opinions-- Add-on Palm Swells

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by gordy h, May 13, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. gordy h

    gordy h Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    645
    Hi
    I put one on my Tm 1 and love the way it feels . It helped my scores alot.
    the only problem is getting it to stick,I tryed every thing from the orignal glue to Gorrela glue. Nothing seemed to hold. It also gets sticky in hot weather. But it was worth the try, I now am haveing my gunsmith copy it in wood and add it to my stock. I got mine from Brownells. Good luck , Butch H
     
  2. superxjeff

    superxjeff Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,781
    The kickeezz type are nice. It just depends on how big your hand is. I have built a couple out of bondo. They are as ugly as sin but they sure feel good. Jeff
     
  3. hoggy

    hoggy TS Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,261
    Worked good until it moved. After that sicky glue to deal with. Had one on my BT99 when I owned it.
     
  4. jbmi

    jbmi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,451
    Never could make it stick, finally I just taped it on using the same stuff they wrap hockey stick handles with. It actually worked very well, nice feel, waterproof and sweaty hands had no effect.
     
  5. ffwildcat

    ffwildcat TS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    845
    forgedaboudit!

    the stick on kind suck - they don't stick to jack.

    for $15 you can make a custom fit palm swell that WILL stick to your stock.

    get a package of KNEADATITE or Magic Putty.

    stuff works like a charm.
     
  6. gordy h

    gordy h Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    645
    I agree with all ,they are hard to stick but a cheap way to find out if you like it or not.The puddy sounds like it may work but where do you get it and how do you use it? Butch H
     
  7. superxjeff

    superxjeff Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,781
    KNEADATITE or Magic Putty. I have not used but that bondo is awsome when it comes to the cutom fit. These other products sound like they might be less messy though. Next time I do one I will try them. Jeff
     
  8. ffwildcat

    ffwildcat TS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    845
    Butch,

    do a google search on the product name KNEADATITE. You can buy it from any number of hobby stores.

    here's how it works - it comes in a long strip with two "halves", cut off a section about 6" long and start folding and kneading the putty - the two strips are blue and yellow, as it mixes it turns green and will get very tacky. when you reach that stage it is ready to apply to the stock - clean the area of the stock beforehand and just slap that ball of putty on the grip area and mash it down with your hand to form and fill the cup in your palm. smooth the edges with a wet hand to get a good seal and an even transition.

    let it dry overnight - you can sand it and paint it if you want.

    I've seen some pretty professional jobs done with this stuff.
     
  9. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Banned Supporting Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    6,665
    The stick on palm swells DO NOT stick....they work great as long as you secure them with tennis racquet tape. Another solution is to build one up with auto body filler.

    First, cut out a piece of fiberglass mesh in the shape of the palm swell (Kick-eez is pictured on the left)-

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v712/Tronspace/?action=view&current=100_1115.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Build the palm swell up in thin layers with pieces of mesh and a thin coat of filler. The more layers the better because if it's too thick, it has a tendency to shrink and crack-

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v712/Tronspace/?action=view&current=100_1121.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v712/Tronspace/?action=view&current=100_1123.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Use a small block sander to shape it-

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v712/Tronspace/?action=view&current=100_1132.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Once you get it to the right shape, use fine grit paper and finish it with steel wool. In this case, the stock is to be painted-

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v712/Tronspace/?action=view&current=100_1135.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v712/Tronspace/?action=view&current=100_1157.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>
     
  10. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Banned Supporting Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    6,665
    At this point, I'm so busy with gun and car work that time will not allow to offer painting as a service....painting is real time consuming (well, for me it is anyway).
     
  11. ffwildcat

    ffwildcat TS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    845
    Yes, you can do this to a PFS.

    I put a Kneadatite palm swell on my son's PFS grip and we sprayed it with black Krylon - looked like new.
     
  12. ffwildcat

    ffwildcat TS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    845
    I saw Steve Bray's job first hand - he was the one that convinced me this was the way to go with the PFS - awesome job, perfect finish.

    Mine turned out great, not as nice as his but way better than any other alternative on the market.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.