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333smitty
01-23-2008, 09:18 PM
I am going to re-bed and epoxy one of my rifles
in the near future.

I will use Devcon Aluminum Putty as my bedding
and neutral shoe polish as a release agent on my
action.

What do you use to remove the release agent from
the Devcon bedding? Will it hurt the bedding if it
gets behind it?

Thaks in advance

Dennis Sorensen
01-23-2008, 09:31 PM
I am going to re-bed and epoxy one of my rifles
in the near future.

I will use Devcon Aluminum Putty as my bedding
and neutral shoe polish as a release agent on my
action.

What do you use to remove the release agent from
the Devcon bedding? Will it hurt the bedding if it
gets behind it?

Thaks in advance

I use a rag dampened with Varsol (paint thinner) and wipe away and then a dry rag... if you plan on gluing it in after - this is not getting it clean enough for that... it would have to be wiped with Lacquer thinner or Acetone and lightly sanded before applying glue in coat...

PPP MMM
01-24-2008, 02:21 AM
I am going to re-bed and epoxy one of my rifles
in the near future.

I will use Devcon Aluminum Putty as my bedding
and neutral shoe polish as a release agent on my
action.

What do you use to remove the release agent from
the Devcon bedding? Will it hurt the bedding if it
gets behind it?

Thaks in advance,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

You are on the right track, use a shoe polish axactly the same way as you polish your shoes. Apply, let it dry for 2-3 minutes use a fine shoe polish brush and polish until shine. Test with a drop of water. If the water runs of without a trace your safe to glassbed.
If you never done it before just for your sake practice 2-3 times on a piece of steel or an old barrel. Take great notice how the surface looks and feels. If it's done correctly it's invisible but feels slipery. The film is so thin that won't need to be removed.

Shoot well
Peter

Al Nyhus
01-24-2008, 07:56 AM
What do you use to remove the release agent from
the Devcon bedding? Will it hurt the bedding if it
gets behind it?

Acetone works great.

333smitty
01-24-2008, 10:42 AM
for all your help!!