Restoring black color to old hard rubber grips? Has anyone tried a good method to restore the factory black color?
There are a few ways to dye rubber handgun grips. One way is to use a food coloring and vinegar mixture. Another way is to use hot water and baking soda mixture. The dye will adhere better if the grip is first cleaned with alcohol.
Yes, rubber handgun grips can be dyed. Many shooters dye their rubber gun grips to match the color of their guns. It’s a simple process that can be done at home with basic supplies.
To dye your rubber gun grips, you’ll need: A container for mixing the dye (preferably glass or plastic) A bottle of rubbing alcohol A packet of dye (either powder or liquid – whichever you prefer) Water Gloves Painters tape Paper towels Gun grip(s)
First, mix the dye according to the instructions on the package. Then, put on gloves and submerge the gun grip in the dye mixture. Let it sit in the mixture for the amount of time specified on the package.
After the gun grip has been in the dye mixture for the allotted time, remove it and rinse it off with water. Then, rub alcohol over the grip to remove any excess dye. Finally, let the grip dry completely before using it again.
If you want to get more creative, you can use painter’s tape to create patterns or designs on the gun grip before dyeing it. Just be sure to remove the tape before putting the grip in the dye mixture. And, as always, be sure to follow all safety instructions when working with chemicals like dye.