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knocking the edges off a pre made cork grip
Posted by: Chris Morilla (---.lightspeed.miamfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 10, 2019 08:03PM

Whats up guys, just wondering what the best grit sand paper would be to knock the edge off a pre made cork grip. most of the info out there is about shaping custom grips, but im just looking to round the sharp corners up some so it will match up nicely with the butt cap. I am not sure how aggressive I need to get with the sand paper, don't want to take off too much material. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: knocking the edges off a pre made cork grip
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: February 10, 2019 08:17PM

220 grit. Take it easy, you can't put it back on.

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Re: knocking the edges off a pre made cork grip
Posted by: larry basilio (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 10, 2019 08:22PM

Chris, I would start out using 200 grit , if you feel you need a little more than use 150 grit

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Re: knocking the edges off a pre made cork grip
Posted by: John DeMartini (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: February 10, 2019 10:41PM

If you are only rounding a sharp edge so the amount of cork to be removed is small, then I suggest you use 320 grit.

Since there is a small amount of material involved the 320 is not very aggressive and will be easier to control. It will take extra time to do but will be the most safest and accurate method.

The 320 grit will leave the cork with a smooth surface that requires no further attention other than a sealer or a protectant if desired.

Have fun

John

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Re: knocking the edges off a pre made cork grip
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: February 11, 2019 12:19AM

use the about 320 an go slow very slow as you can't but it back on

William Sidney
AK

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Re: knocking the edges off a pre made cork grip
Posted by: Chris Morilla (---.lightspeed.miamfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 11, 2019 04:38PM

Thank you guys, will give it a shot. Let’s hope I don’t jack it up too much lol.

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Re: knocking the edges off a pre made cork grip
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: February 11, 2019 07:18PM

I shall have to investigate this 320, sounds good.

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Re: knocking the edges off a pre made cork grip
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.drr02.mskg.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: February 14, 2019 09:25AM

If you find what you did does not match the finish of the rest of the piece simply do the whole piece with the same grit. I expect from 200 to 320 will work well.

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