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Old 05-01-2012, 08:45 AM
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what grit sand paper?




Hello. I have a pair of VZ Operator IIs that came on my Brown. I'm not sure that I like them (for various reasons). If I decide to keep them, I'm going to tone them down just a bit on the front diamonds. What grit sand paper should I use to do this?
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:58 AM
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I'd give some 440 a try, just don't over do it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:09 AM
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VZ checkering *is* a little on the assertive side, IMO.

I don't think I've ever seen 440 grit, so I'd probably use 220 and a light touch. Before you do that, though, maybe you should consider selling them here on the forums; VZ grips always sell fast... Just a thought.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:17 AM
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Personally, I think I would just get something I do like.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:50 PM
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Just hit Lowes, HomeDepot or the local Auto Parts Store and see what they've got. Don't go too rough though or you might take off more then you expected to.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:16 PM
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Use the paper on a block so you keep it even. Knock the points down the slightest bit you can, then try it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:28 AM
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maybe you should consider selling them here on the forums; VZ grips always sell fast... Just a thought.
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Personally, I think I would just get something I do like.

Yes, they are a bit rough. Normally I don't mind at all. I have Gunners and others that are a bit abrasive and I don't mind. But for some reason these points get me.
I may sell them instead. That was always a consideration. However, I kind of like the way they look. So now it's just a debating game.

Thanks guys.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:30 PM
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Unless you are pretty confident in your work, I would agree with the suggestion to sell them. I have sold several VZ's here and when priced right, they sell quickly. Then order something you do like. For me, sometimes it takes 2-3 iterations before I find something I like.

A sharp mill bastard file will work well too. It will let you work slowly and get to something you want.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:40 AM
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I hit mine with some #320 grit sandpaper. Go side to side on each grip panel maybe 10 stokes. You just want to break the points.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:10 AM
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I would use the 320 grit on a block of wood, do 2-3 strokes and put them back on the gun and see how they feel, remove and repeat until they feel right.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:40 PM
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i have the VZ grips that came with my RIA 1911 and i swear they are killer so many sharp parts like you guys said i may just sell them. But for you who sanded them down how do they feel and what grade sandpaper did you use. thanks
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:54 PM
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i have the VZ grips that came with my RIA 1911 and i swear they are killer so many sharp parts like you guys said i may just sell them. But for you who sanded them down how do they feel and what grade sandpaper did you use. thanks
if you bother to read the posts, there's 3 different grits mentioned.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:23 PM
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if you bother to read the posts, there's 3 different grits mentioned.
was meaning to ask about the grips that come on my gun they are taking about other grips i did read the post.
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