You can also dip it in the liquid rubber that folks use to coat plier handles. Just tape off what you don't want covered. Been a long time since I bought any but it used to come in black or red. I have a can of black I have been using for at least the last 6 years. Nearing the bottom so I guess I better find some more. Sears used to carry it. Don't know if they still do or not.