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Old 05-16-2006, 12:14 PM
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Material for creating a palm swell

Anyone have any suggested/recommended material for creating a palm swell?

First attempt was with fiber glass and reson, kind of ok. Next attempt is with Crayola Model magic Modeling Compound. Easy to form a comfortable grip. Long time to dry. Shrinks too much. Does not stick to maybe anything. Possibly good for making a mold.

Any tho'ts???
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Old 05-16-2006, 06:33 PM
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Re: Material for creating a palm swell

Roy , I use asome type of A B foam that a buddy got for me a few years back its a glass filled expanding type stuff , I put it on let it get big then work it down to what I want then coat it a couple time with fiberglass. I don't know what this stuff is or where to find it but I'm gonna be need some more very soon.

I have a couple buddies that have used the JB Weld 2 part putty that you work together , it take a little while for it to set up so thier is plenty of time to work it out and it doesen't run or anything and it sands and files easy. I have personaly never used it but have seen the results and they work well ,I would still put at least one coat of fiberglass over it to "tie" it into the rest of the stock.

I may try the Great Stuff expanding foam that is used to sealing doors and such , it can be found at about any hardwear store. Brownells has a sorbathane(sp) stick on palm swell that you might want to look at also ,but for the most part I like the expanding foam as its cheap easy to work with and will soak up some glass.
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:41 PM
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Re: Material for creating a palm swell

Bondo. Sold at auto supply places for filling in vehicle body parts. Stock makers have been using it for decades on synthetic stocks to build up or fill in areas before painting. Works well. Lasts a long time. Cheap, too.
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:28 AM
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Re: Material for creating a palm swell

ive used a 2 part epoxy that comes in a stick, light color on the outside, and black in the middle. Very thick stuff, and can be molded, sanded ect very well. ive used small wood screws to form the shape of the grip I wanted, and filled in the spaces between the screws with the epoxy, and a skim coat over the top to smooth things up. It sells under a number of names, but you can find it in the "glue and epoxy" sections of any major retailer or home improvement store.
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:04 AM
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Re: Material for creating a palm swell

Thanks guys,

RE: JB Weld - The stock I'm experimenting with is resin covered wood. JB Weld won't stick to it.

Abinok: That stuff you mentioned is locally called Car Go Quick Steel. I picked up some the other day. I'll give it a go.

Will also try other stuff that seems "reasonable" as I walk by the various products on the shelves. Who knows??
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:36 AM
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Yep, quick steel, thats the stuff. The only names I could think of is "pig putty" which is the same stuff marketed as a gas tank repair epoxy, and "steel putty" marketed as a chain repair epoxy. Good stuff. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:57 PM
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Re: Material for creating a palm swell

And the winner is!!! Quick Steel. Hardens quick. Easy to work with (rasp/file/sand). Sticks to whatever.....

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