How do I grind a KICK-EEZ® Recoil Pad?
NOTE: Watch the grinding demonstration on our website.
A disc or belt sander works great for sanding your pad; the key is to put the pad on your gun butt and scribe a pencil line around the gun stock, be sure to let the screws take the pad into position. This will ensure the proper fit when finished. This will show you how much you have to sand; in order to protect your stock, always sand the pad OFF your stock. Note: Both our Grind-to-Fit and our Pre-Fit Pads can be ground.
Start out using 80 or 100 grit sand paper and progressively go to a finer grit such as 220 grit. You can finish grinding with 400 grit or a similar size. It is VERY important that you make SEVERAL passes so that heat does not build up in the pad. You should finish radiusing the side and edges of your pad with a small sponge sanding block (these are sold at Home Depot or most any hardware store). Some people even use emery cloth or polishing pads to make the pads smooth. When in doubt, always go slow and repeat passes. Patience is the key! As long as you follow these rules, you should NEVER encounter any problems sanding a KICK-EEZ® Recoil Pad! KICK-EEZ® Recoil Pads have no steel plates or hollow spots so you can sand as little or as much as necessary and never need to worry about ruining your pad.
To clean your pad when finished sanding you can use Armor All, Lemon Pledge—it works really well to blacken a KICK-EEZ® Pad, Damp warm cloth or just plain soap and water.