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Wilson Combat checkering

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I found these Wilson Combat checkering panels for $9.95 each, so I thought I'd see if I could make them work on a CZ.  They're a little big for the flat spots on the frame so I'll have to cut them down to size.

 

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They're thinner than I expected (0.006") so they can't be welded, but I think I can glue them on, either with epoxy or JB Weld, any thoughts? Should I sand the frame to bare metal or glue right to the coating?

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EGW used to have checkering inserts that are welded on. At one time they offered a service to EDM a front strap pocket for the insert to fit into.

Rich

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From looking at bonded metal parts on planes, cars and motorcycles I'd say bare metal. And I'd look for something more than 2 part epoxy from Home Depot.

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Why not contact Wilson's and tell them what you are doing and what they would recommend.

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The checkering is not cut into the metal like I expected, but rather pressed through like the fine side of a cheese grater.  I decided the finished product would likely be a disappointment, so I packed them up and shipped them back.

 

I've found a gunsmith who does checkering with a laser for $175 front and back, so I think I'll give him a try.

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33 minutes ago, kneelingatlas said:

The checkering is not cut into the metal like I expected, but rather pressed through like the fine side of a cheese grater.  I decided the finished product would likely be a disappointment, so I packed them up and shipped them back.

 

I've found a gunsmith who does checkering with a laser for $175 front and back, so I think I'll give him a try.

 

I have one too and I didn't like it. There is another type of better quality from Behlert's .

Behlert`S Checkered Front Strap For P9, Blued For Sale at ...

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21 minutes ago, yigal said:

 

I have one too and I didn't like it. There is another type of better quality from Behlert's .

Behlert`S Checkered Front Strap For P9, Blued For Sale at ...

 

Is he still operating?

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2 minutes ago, kneelingatlas said:

 

Is he still operating?

i don't know i have this part  25 y.😀

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