First, sand down off the finger grooves, sand off the texture, do the double-trigger guard cut, and do the accelerator cuts. Used a 1 inch belt sander to remover the finger grooves. I use a Dremel with a sanding wheel to take off the texture. The Dremel sanding wheel is perfect to do the trigger under cuts and the accelerator cuts.
After rough-cutting everything with the Dremel, I sand by hand. I start with 120 grit sandpaper. I wrap the sandpaper around a marker to hit the round spots. I follow it with 240, 400, 800, 1200 and 1600 grit.
Once that is done, I used Dremel polish and Dremel felt polish tips to smooth everything out and bring back the shine of the plastic.
Next, I use a pencil to draw the outline for the stippling. I use a rounded edge cutter to cut squares with card stock and use that for my straight edge.
Once I have my design, I use a Dremel bit #109 to cut the outline. Then I follow it with a Dremel bit #107 to cut the outline.
Once I have that roughed out using the Dremel, I use this sanding tool to smooth it all out.
After having the edge cut, I start the stipple. I use an OTDefense stippling tool. For this one, I used the X tip. When I finished, the grip was great, but there were a few pointy spots. So, I used a buffing wheel on the Dremel and took off the points. Now I have a great grip without any areas that are too rough.
Here is the finished product:
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers
Emery's Third Coast Triathlon | Tri Wisconsin Triathlon Team | Push Endurance | GLWR