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Has anyone used Grip Tape on their Mini stock and if you have, what was your experience with it?



Did it better assist with your hold on the stock? Did it adhere well? Did the tape hold up to the elements? How long did it adhere before it's sticking properties started to give out?


I'm refinishing my Choate full length pistol grip stock. A great stock but, it's a little rough around the edges. One of the things I have done is removed the checking on the fore grip. Never liked the feel of it. And this morning, I looked over at my son's long board (surf board like skate board) and went duh dummy, grip tape!


So, I'd love to hear anyone's experience that they have had using it.

Jim
 

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I'd rather use textured spray paint.

It would look better too IMO
 

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If I was doing the whole rifle yes, textured paint would be the way to go for sure.

I guess i should have clarified it a little better. The grip tape would be used only in the key area's where the rifle would be handled.

Strip's on either side of the fore grip, each side of the pistol grip. Back strap of the pistol grip...
 

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For fun I camo'ed a Mini stock I wasn't using. Then I speckled it with some kind of Rustoleum textured paint that attempts to replicate a stone finish. Nice and grippy. Maybe mask off your hand holds, give it a squirt. Practice on something to get the hang of applying the correct texture.
 

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I use grip tape on knife handles and firearms.

Mine has held-up well.

Be sure to thoroughly clean the area with solvent to remove any oils before you apply it.

 

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How well did it hold up? Did you use a clear over the top?

Practice is a key word there. Always have it down, before you attempt the real thing. Well, most of the time anyway.

Lots of different idea's bouncing around...Been doing a little bit of research on the different type's of tape's that are available. Actually found a textured neoprene rubber tape, that looks promising.
 

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BWRAVEN: That looks really good, NICE work! Thanks for the cleaning tip too. How long has it been on?

I also just found a clear anti-slip tape. I haven't decided yet if I am going to camo the stock. If I do, the clear might be a good way to go too.

The only drawback...some of the stuff looks great but, until you can actually get your hands on it, you don't if its going to work or turn into an epic fail.
 

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The camo paint was just rustoleum or krylon aerosol, which I know will not hold up to solvents. So I applied matte clear poly over the camo. I later speckled the whole thing with a light spritz of the "stone" paint and didn't clear over it again (yet). Not sure how it holds up to solvent. It should probably be protected with another coat of clear, but this was just a practice stock to try some new techniques.

How well did it hold up? Did you use a clear over the top?

Practice is a key word there. Always have it down, before you attempt the real thing. Well, most of the time anyway.

Lots of different idea's bouncing around...Been doing a little bit of research on the different type's of tape's that are available. Actually found a textured neoprene rubber tape, that looks promising.
 

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I put some on my 1911, best move I ever made, I bought 1" from the hardware store and trimmed to fit with scissors. Mine has been on for about 2 years now with no issues. Has stated be sure and clean well.
 

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I don't want my face against something rough so I did it to my Ruger 10-22 custom rifle 7 years ago. Been through alot of rain/snow hunting, still like new. Your hands won't slip off it. I only put it on the fore end on both sides.
 

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Thanks to all for the input. Sound's like it works and works well in the key area's of the stock.

I'll post some pix of the stock when I get to that point. Waiting for paint and swivel studs, that should be in by the end of next week. The holiday has slowed things down just a bit.
 
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