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Old 10-10-2012, 02:00 PM
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It seems like this is the place to go for a knowledgeable answer. I just picked up a Zero Tolerance with G 10 scales. I'd like to seal it to match the feel of my Benchmade 710. I'm looking for a recommendation on what to use, something that won't wear off over time in my pocket. I'm thinking clear fingernail polish just won't stand up.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:17 PM
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Not knowing what the handle of a Benchmade 710 looks like in respect to a Zero Tolerance with G10 scales I don't know what you are aiming for, however G10 is a fiberglass product impregnated with a resin. There's no sealing it, just coating it with a finish. If you are looking for a high gloss, based on your idea of coating it with fingernail polish, you might have to sand it out to a finer grit, like 2000, and then buffing. Just remember, if you try it and don't like it you may be stuck with the end result or replacing the scales.


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Old 10-10-2012, 02:35 PM
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I've used a lot of G-10 and agree with Doug - there's nothing you can put on it that won't wear off. You can sandblast it to get a rough finish or you can polish it to get a shiny finish but anything you paint on or even bake on will wear off in your pocket ...


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Old 10-10-2012, 03:21 PM
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Ok, thanks guys. Seeing as I don't have the proper tools to polish, looks like rough texture it'll be. I'll just look into some custom aftermarket options.
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