Stippling a Polymer Frame

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  1. jlvanacker614

    jlvanacker614 XDTalk Newbie

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    Has anyone tried to stipple a polymer frame? I just put a stipple grip on my XDm 9 mm 3.8. It turned out excellent and looks great also.
     
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    Tally XD XDTalk 3K Member Founding Member

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    Nope! No one has ever tried to stipple a polymer grip. Never heard of it at all.



















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    jlvanacker614 XDTalk Newbie

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    Did you sand the grip down after? The pics look good.
     
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    jlvanacker614 XDTalk Newbie

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    Pics of the XDm complete stipple. I have a few touch ups to make.
     

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    micho XDTalk 100 Member

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    Looks great, Some touch ups and lite sanding and you'll be finished.
     
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    Tally XD XDTalk 3K Member Founding Member

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    I just hit it lightly with some sand paper to knock the sharpies off thats all.

    Your stipple job looks great! Good job!
     
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    This is one of the better stipple jobs I've seen. good job.
     
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    Triplblack XDTalk 1K Member

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    Nice job! I'm too scared to try it myself! Lol

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    Oh, me too.
     
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    Am I correct in assuming soldering iron, fine point tip and anality generally reserved for classing painting restorers? :)
     
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    This took me 4 hours. The best advice given to me was when you start getting impatient walk away from it for awhile. This was a very fine brass tip used for imprinting on wood and a 30 watt soldering iron from RadioShack $20. I practiced on the small blackstrap for the XDm beforehand. I outlined my area with a pencil before I started.
     
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    BrewGuyTim XDTalk 1K Member

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    Thanks for the response. I may have to partake in it. Haven't decided yet though. :)

    BTW, previous post should have said "classic" not "classing"...
     
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    ahhh. That comment now makes a lot more sense. And yes.
     
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    Looks great! How did you grind the checkering down or did you just melt it down?
     
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    did my MP no issues, I would advocate doing all the surface screw form go for function.

    Screw sanding put on gloves rotates gun in your hand for a few minutes and call it good.
     

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