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  • haleckhart

    Oh come on. Grip-Dip is one of the single most useless products on the planet. It does stick and look pretty for a little while, but it doesn’t last.

    Let me digress. Once upon a time, I was a techie in a theater scene shop. The theater’s technical director (the scene shop boss) was a singularly inept twit, who was eventually fired for his lack of having any sort of a grip at all (ironic, isn’t it?).

    At some point in his tenure, he decided to grip-dip all of our hand tools. He even grip-dipped a set of color-coded nut drivers. Oh, the humanity! They looked nice for maybe a week before they started to peel. For years afterwards, we would find ourselves sharing a joke with one another, and realize that we were all absent-mindedly peeling off bits of the remaining grip-dip from whatever tools we had in our hands at the time.

    The only part of it that lasts is the regret of having used it in the first place.

  • bf5man_

    Loctite offers a similar product: Color Guard if you can’t find the stuff.

  • bf5man_

    Loctite offers a similar product: Color Guard if you can’t find the stuff.

  • psylux

    Ditto on the crappy durability of this product. I have used it in dozens of different applications and it always peels pretty quickly. Using more/thicker coats simply means it peels in bigger chunks.

    I have had more luck in using a spray can of pickup truck bet liner from Wal-store (Look in automotive). Its not rubbery and it leaves a shiny but textured surface that is way more durable (but still not bulletproof). I used in on the DIY halogen bike light posted here a few days ago and it looks great.

  • psylux

    Ditto on the crappy durability of this product. I have used it in dozens of different applications and it always peels pretty quickly. Using more/thicker coats simply means it peels in bigger chunks.

    I have had more luck in using a spray can of pickup truck bed liner from Wal-store (Look in automotive). Its not rubbery and it leaves a shiny but textured surface that is way more durable (but still not bulletproof). I used in on the DIY halogen bike light posted here a few days ago and it looks great.

  • Peepsalot

    Heat shrink tubing might be another option if it is a fairly thin, long object. I did it once on a handmade lockpick, and it worked alright. I don’t use it much, so I’m not too sure if it’s really durable either.