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Re: Refinishing Pietta Grips
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2020, 08:49:43 PM »
Is there a chance that the grip would return to shape as it dries? Then maybe the crack could be repaired. I don't know, just brainstorming...

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Re: Refinishing Pietta Grips
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2020, 08:01:50 PM »
Is there a chance that the grip would return to shape as it dries? Then maybe the crack could be repaired. I don't know, just brainstorming...

Sorry for the problem!

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Nothing to to be sorry about....
That is a most unfortunate circumstance.... at this point I would consider attmepting to clamp it back into place whilst drying,
and glue up after it dried, there is little lost in the attempt now.

I myself am on the road to replacing a number of grips with the fake ivorys.
If I ever manage to get out from under unending HouseBoy duties I have enough Elk antler I have plans to try that as well.

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Re: Refinishing Pietta Grips
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2020, 07:15:35 PM »
Interesting development:

I was dinking around today, and had the brilliant idea to try and sand out the warped spots, now that the wood is dry.  What do you know, the darn things fit. So I put a coat of BLO on there, and it closed up the spot where the wood cracked. So I’m waiting for it to dry a bit, and I’ll put a few more coats on, and we’ll see from there.

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Re: Refinishing Pietta Grips
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2020, 03:05:32 AM »
Interesting development:

I was dinking around today, and had the brilliant idea to try and sand out the warped spots, now that the wood is dry.  What do you know, the darn things fit. So I put a coat of BLO on there, and it closed up the spot where the wood cracked. So I’m waiting for it to dry a bit, and I’ll put a few more coats on, and we’ll see from there.

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If you can, try getting some thin superdglue into where the cracj is (was). If not, you'll have to rely on the stickum properites of the dried oil.
BLO is a wonderful thing, a very early and "all natural" self-polymerizing finish.

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Re: Refinishing Pietta Grips
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2020, 05:49:39 PM »
That's the stuff...if you go to their site , you will read is is the same as the Leather cream...and does just as nice on leather.  ;D
I had some linseed oil on the grip already but it looked dull and lifeless. The Skidmore's arrived yesterday sooooo.... I just put a couple applications of Skidmore's over that. The wood came alive. I rubbed that out and it's great. Feels great, too. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Refinishing Pietta Grips
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Re: Refinishing Pietta Grips
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2020, 09:22:55 PM »
Skidmores is the best allaround I've found this side of JoJoba oil. Their wood cream is precisely same formula as their leather cream just different marketing.  That said it'll restore a dry saddle to beat the band.
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Re: Refinishing Pietta Grips
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2020, 11:14:41 AM »
Hey Trinity, need pictures.

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Re: Refinishing Pietta Grips
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2020, 11:46:02 PM »
Will do, as soon as I get to where I’m going and have a computer  :)
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Re: Refinishing Pietta Grips
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