Can I lightly sand the finish on my RTF2?

Can I lightly sand the finish on my RTF2?

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    Can I lightly sand the finish on my RTF2?

    I really like my G 22 RTF2, just wished the grip finish wasn't so rough. I do not have a problem with how the grip feels while shooting. My problem is rubbing against the grip while my gun is holstered, (shirt and inside of my forearm).

    I was curious if anyone has lightly sanded these pyramids with extremly fine, (600-800 grit) sandpaper? Does it look OK, did it make a difference? I certainly do not want to mess up the finish by doing this.
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    No one has an opinion???
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    I have seen some people doing that with heat stippling finishes. It may work but I have never seen it done.
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    Sure...you can do that.
    3M Wet or Dry 600 would be what I would use.

    You can "wet" sand it with either a little bit of water or light oil for the nicest looking job.

    Then if you really want it extra nice - finish up with 1000 grit.

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    The whole point of the "sharpness" is to afford that excellent grip. If you were to take the points off the polymids, it may impact how well they work in your hand. That being said, I have never tried it and could be wrong.

    Good luck and if you decide to do it, let us know how it turns out.
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    You must have an early version of the RTF which did raise complaints of wearing through clothing. I picked up one of the early ones and swore I'd never own one. The Gen 4 version is not as rough.

    It's your gun; do whatever you think you need to smooth it down. It's not going to affect the function. It's a Glock. It can handle a little wear on the poly grip and keep on keepin' on.
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    The big secret to doing any cosmetic alteration on a firearm is to do a little tiny spot first in an inconspicuous area before jumping right in gangbusters.

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    I just heat stippled mine, then sanded the inside grip that rubs my skin. It dulled the finish a bit where I sanded, but I imagine with time it won't show much. My guess is that the worst that happens is the sanded area is a bit lighter than the rest. But it might even up over time. I would go slowly. I unloaded my G19, put it in my holster so it would touch my skin. I would wear it a few minutes, take it out and sand it a little where it rubbed, wear it, repeat. It took several times to get it just right. Works great now. Just remember, when it's gone you can't get it back.

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    It worked...

    I lightly sanded the spots that were very sharp feeling and now the whole grip feels much better without snagging my shirt. Still has a very good grip and feel with no effect on the finish.
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