Introduction: How to Install Grip Assist Liquid Grip Additive

About: GunSkins are Do-It-Yourself, high-performance vinyl wraps that can be applied to anything you want to protect and camouflage.

Grip is a Good Thing

When it comes to shooting, a consistent solid grip leads to a safer more successful experience. Whether you are hunting, tearing up a tactical course, or protecting our freedom, efficiency is key. There is no substitute for practice and a definitive knowledge of the tools you operate. With practice also comes a better understanding of the challenges we face. For example, we add lights to combat darkness, better optics for quicker target acquisition, and high capacity magazines so we can fling more lead. Fatigue, perspiration, and precipitation all pose challenges to a consistent, solid grip... GunSkins Grip Assist™ offers the solution.

Easy to Apply

This two-part application process takes 5 minutes to apply and 40 minutes to dry. Because Grip Assist is a water based grip additive it can be used on nearly any surface. It can be applied to vinyl, metal, plastic, wood, and more!

Step 1: Spray or Brush the Liquid

The Liquid bottle is used to coat the surface of the object. Application is simple using the included pump sprayer or brush. The applicator brush is useful when applying grip to small controlled areas. We found that it's great to apply grip to the bottom and sides of mags, just right where the fingers curl around and need grab.

Simply spray the brush until moist, and then stroke on the surface. A light even coat is all that is required. If too much liquid is applied, it can build up. We recommend either using the dry side of the brush to soak up extra liquid, or it can be wiped off with a cloth. Any area that is covered with the liquid will retain any grip that is added. Therefore, make sure you add the liquid only to the areas you want to grip.

Step 2: Shake on the Grip

Apply the Grip over the liquid in a shaking motion similar to how you would use a salt shaker. This gives you the freedom to apply just the right amount of Grip depending on preference. After the grip has been applied, it's recommended to spray the liquid one last time to seal the grip in place.

Grip Assist is made with long-lasting crushed recycled glass. This ultra clear grip surface allows the color of the gun or optional camouflage wrap to remain highly visible while adding the advantage of a solid grip to any surface.

So, whether you need to patch up a few bare spots on a pump action of a shotgun or grip the entire slide action of a pistol, Grip Assist works well on all firearms. Can be applied to pre-gripped surfaces too such as pistol grips and magazines.

Step 3: Optional Paint Coatings

Grip Assist comes in a variety of options, including:

  • Clear
  • Clear/Black
  • Clear/Tan
  • Clear/Green

All options contain the standard clear liquid and grip material. We also provide optional bottle of paint which can be used to add color to the grip after it's been set. This would be beneficial to the equipment you add grip directly to and you want to match the color of the original surface.

Although Grip Assist lays on clear, there is a noticeable discoloration created from the tiny shards of the grip. The gripped area will look lighter and have a glossy appearance. When gripping black handgun or magazine, the black paint does a great job of matching the color of the item so it blends in well. Tan and green is also available for tactical/military applications where those colors are common.

Step 4: Video Installation

Grip Assist is a permanent grip additive. Once its on, there's no going back without permanently altering your surface with either sanding or blasting. If you do not wish to apply Grip Assist directly to your gun, we recommend wrapping your gun first with a GunSkins Camouflage Wrap and then adding grip on top of the vinyl material. When you remove the skin, the grip comes off too. This will leave your gun as it was without any permanent effect.

Step 5: Grip Anything You Want!

When rain, mud, moisture, and perspiration cause the surface of your weapon to become slick and slippery, it may jeopardize the safety of the weapon and the user. This not only applies to firearms, but any equipment that is held by hand and needs good grip, including but not limited to: hammers, power tools, handles, work table surfaces. gloves, and more.

The need for reliable grip is important and Grip Assist will provide just that. It's so simple to use and works on any surface. We found it to be most useful for shooting applications, but it is open for anything you need grip for. Your imagination is the only limit. With GunSkins Grip Assist™, it's not about aesthetic texture appearance, it's all about safety and efficient user experience with whatever piece of equipment you need to hold firmly with your hands.