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Old May 25, 2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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polymer repair?

I traded this guy a revolver for a Springfield XD9 and there is a small nick at the bottom of the back strap where the magazine stops against. Functionally not an issue but I feel it in my hand when holding it. Anybody know of a polymer repair kit or material I can use to fill it in? I could file it down but would prefer not to.

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Old May 25, 2014, 05:29 PM   #2
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My honest advice? Fine steel wool works great on polymers. I wouldn't try to fill it in, just get it to the point it wasn't bothersome.
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Old May 25, 2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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You could try trimming/shaving it down with an X-Acto knife or something similar.

Sanding/filing may work as well.

Then theres always "more" nicks, as in stippling the whole thing. My preferred "fix".
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Old May 25, 2014, 06:17 PM   #4
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http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...-prod1038.aspx

This is what they use to add material to Glock frames, a popular mod it is used for is adding a metal insert to act as a beavertail than covering it with this acraglas, it blends with the frame perfectly when you add the black dye.
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Old May 26, 2014, 02:17 PM   #5
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Thanks I will try this stuff.
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Old May 26, 2014, 03:02 PM   #6
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A soldering iron may also do the little bit of smoothing that seems called for. Folks use those tools to add stippling when enhancing the grip of the guns.
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