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Question about wooden 1911 grips

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ccw1911, Aug 30, 2009.

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  1. ccw1911

    ccw1911 Member

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    We have a wide variety of gun enthuisists on this forum and I'd like to pose a question to see what kind of opinions I get.

    Would you expect a set of custom painted wooden grip panels for a 1911 pistol to hold up to cleaning with Hoppes? Situation is the man knew the panels were painted wood, not like it was a surprise. Knew they were painted with a metalic paint, he wanted a special look.

    If you had a nice custom 1911 with custom painted grips on them would you expect to clean it like a GI pistol and just go after it with Hoppes and a brush everywhere?

    He claims Hoppes is a gentle cleaner!!
     
  2. TOLIPNUG

    TOLIPNUG TS Member

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    IF I HAD A SET OF CUSTOM PAINTED GRIPS I WOULD TAKE THEM OFF THE GUN IF SHOOTING AND OR CLEANING-PAINTED GRIPS FROM A USER STAND POINT ARE NOT THE WAY TO GO-RICK
     
  3. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    I would put them on a gun that I do not shoot. When cleaning I would remove them. The paint will not last long if cleaned with any cleaner. Don't worry, he will learn.
     
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