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Old March 11, 2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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Pachmayr Grips White Stuff - Damage Finish?

I purchased a set of Pachmayr Presentation Grips for my Colt Python. Grips come with gold medallions. They look perfect on the outside. But inside on both right and left sides the rubber has turned white. I'm assuming this is some kind of deterioration of the rubber? I've seen this on some older rubber grips. Since this is the side in contact with the metal of the frame, do I have to worry that it will damage my Python's finish where the grips touch metal?
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Old March 11, 2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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Do not worry. Clean the metal and treat it with Renaissance Wax. That is the stuff museum conservators use worldwide.
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Old March 11, 2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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All grips can damage the finish under them. I can't tell you the number of guns I refinished with large pits found under the wood or rubber grips upon disassembly.
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Old March 12, 2012, 09:45 AM   #4
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What Slopemeno said. Moisture collects under the grip and hence my suggestion on treating the metal with Renaissance Wax.
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