what tips used for stippling?

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  1. Oct 16, 2009 #1
    whiplash

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    does anyone know what kind of tips used for stippling, and where to get them? For practice I just used the tip of an old soldering iron on my magazine sleeve, and it turned out ok. I would like to do my own grip, but I want to do an acceptable job. So having a good workable tip would be nice.

     
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  2. Oct 17, 2009 #2
    buzzman_45011

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    I brought a soldering kit from Walmart and cut the tip and it worked great.
     
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    look for woodburning iron tips in the patterns that you want.. that would be the easiest way to get a custom pattern..
     
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    whiplash

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    ok, I think that helps. I will have to hit the hardware store...thanks
     
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    I have never seen this in person only pictures but it would scare the crap out of me to do this to a $600 gun and the mod is not reversable...
     
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    whiplash

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    that does look like a nice kit...

    yes it is scary but I think i am going to try it when I get back from Korea. I did notice someone mentioning practicing on the mag loader we never use, and maybe the mag holders which i never use.
     
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    After a couple practice rounds on a Glock mag loader, I took the leap and stippled the grip of my G30. It looks awesome and more importantly is functional. The original was just a bit too slick. Once I was done the stippling was a bit too sharp, so I sanded it down, rinsed and dried it and it is now perfect. Have since done the grips and mag base plates for my G27 and a co-worker's G23. Very easy, just go slow. Recommendation: I used a dremel first to round the trigger guards, grind off those finger grooves and the "grenade checkering". Do your mods first, cover the scars with beautiful stippling.
     
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    there is a post with a video on YouTube that shows some one stippling
     
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    whiplash

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    ya, i found that while searching for more info on this topic. That was a really good video...
     
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    whiplash

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    that one was different, which is a good thing. Thats pretty much the same process that I did to my mag sleeve. Didnt have the balls to do the gun at that time. I figured if I screwed up, I was only out a few bucks for a new mag sleeve. But I will definately practice up on my mag loaders/mag holders prior to the gun. Thanks for all the input.
     
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    Ha I don't know about the right way but this worked for me and I am VERY pleased with the results!

    Stippling grip
     
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    reflexbowhunter65

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    post pics
     

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