First off, thanks for posting the step by step. I think its an interesting alternative method. I need to go the more traditional route first since I'm a newbie, but I'm going to bookmark this post for future reference.
Tell the Mrs. she took great pics. Nice assist from her. Oh, and I would have laughed at you too.
Thanks, she's a good sport about nonsense like this.
If you want some grip replacement equipment for the "old" method, just swing by my house. Shoot me a PM if you want.
I believe what you say, but the last thing I want to be worrying about are my grips. So, you kind of lost me at "litte to...".
Plus I do have my grips built up. I like to get regular grips and do two extra wraps of tape to put them between a regular and a mid sized. Through experimentation, that is the perfect grip size for me.
You can still build up the grips, you just use plain masking tape instead of grip tape.
Jamo, all grips are slightly undersize to the shafts butts. The "rubber" of the underlisting grips the barrel so tightly that it doesn't want to move.
There is something to be said about this method especially if you're of a "Green Mindset" and its probably healthier than breathing in the solvents. As you read from my previous post I'm not 100% sold on this method but it certainly has its advocates.
The environmental point is a good one, hadn't even thought of it. I just like it because it's faster and I won't have to deal with cutting off grip tape when I remove the grips.