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There are a copule threads on here that talk about stippling. You did a good job!
 

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Thanks. The Glock is a mild feel and the shotgun is very rough. I did not want to get a rash during summer from in rubbing my side.
 

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Both of your jobs look great.
 

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Anyone who wants to do it by themselves and is worried, DON'T BE ! I can hardly draw stick figure's but had a blast heat stippling. I would say to do it in an open area or a well ventilated area. It will smell horrible in your house if you do it in your living room lol... If you have access to a garage, all you need is a cooler to use as a work table and a stool or chair to sit on. I used a customized tip instead of the general pointed tip. I took the end and bent it and then took a grinder to it.

Notice the Glock grip is not completely stippled. I did a full stipple on the Mossberg 500 grip you see. I am thinkin about making the Glock grip more aggressive but it feels great for now.

If you like the stippled look and feel, go for it ! ... Then post us some pics.
 

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Here are some pics of the tips. The fat tip is what I took and grinded down to make it have the look I wanted. You can see the difference in size between the standard soldering iron and the one I found in my grandpa's basement ha ha. If you got any questions about it just ask.
 

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Here are some of my tips... Something that works great to practice on is good tupperware. It has a very close resemblance to POLYMER when burned. I also recommend using a wood burner instead of a soldering iron. It has a shorter neck shaft so it makes the work easier to keep the same because your hand is closer. Also they have tons of tip options. Remember to be careful around the mag release so that you do not accidentaly burn it to the point of not working properly. Use ample light to see your work. Also, use a sponge or a brillo to clean the tip after every couple of burns so that your not re applying burnt material to your frame. And lastly, be patient, burn three holes, rest, burn three, rest. If you get in a hurry, you will mess up.
 

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I definitely want to stipple my G21sf because the grip is WAY to plasticy and slippery...I don't care aobut asthetics, I just want a deccent grip[...does stippling help with that?
 

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My G22 I did.
That is one of the best looking (and functioning I would imagine) home stipple jobs I have ever seen. Excellent work sir.

How about skateboard grit tape?? Does that work?
I've used tape on a couple of mine and while it definitely works, it sometimes tends to flip up on the edges and then it can collect dirt and dust on those edges. It is a great option if you don't want to make any permanent alterations though.
 

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MiguelAngel said:
How about skateboard grit tape?? Does that work?
I used a grip made from a company called 'Talon' before I stippled my grip. It comes pre cut to your specific model and fits like a glove. I loved them and used them until the very day that I stippled my grip.. they only cost $10 and usually last about 6 month's before they start to have the surface rub off (assuming you carry on a daily basis)
 

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Yes it does help
If your thinking of stippling your grip, go to the local gun shop and ask him to call a buddy up there who has it done lol... That's what I did. You can watch all the video's you want and examine every picture on Google but, that won't give you the feel in your hand...once I felt it for myself, it was a no brainer. I used the Glock factory case (on the inside) to practice on and got the technique down after 10 minutes. If you take your time and remain calm when doing it, it will turn out good. When your done with it and you think the grip is too rough, don't freak out.. all you have to do is grab some light grit sand paper and take it down a notch...I actually used my Talon grip that I had just removed to get any burs (if any).
 
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