View Full Version : Skim Bedding Aluminum Block?

02-23-2010, 06:25 PM
Can Miles Gilbert glass bedding be used to skim bed an aluminum block? Is there a better product to use for this situation?



02-23-2010, 10:03 PM
I used it on my HS Precision stock w/ an aluminum block. Worked just fine.

02-24-2010, 07:06 AM
An easier option to consider is to pick up a 1-oz tube of Devcon Plastic Steel for less than 5$. I find the consistancy to be perfect and the syringe allows you to dispense what you need and an accurate mix ratio..

Ace Hardware is where I get mine.


02-24-2010, 05:42 PM
Thanks for the info!

02-25-2010, 07:21 AM
How about Devcon F2 aluminum?

Larry Elliott
02-25-2010, 05:40 PM
Make sure you rough up the surface of the bedding block to get a good bite for the bedding compound. Dimpling it with a drill bit ~1/8" diam and 1/16" or so deep, or sanding with coarse paper should do.

I used Acra Glas Gel with aluminum powder to do an HS stock 20 years ago and it's still holding up fine.

02-25-2010, 09:25 PM
if you don't want to buy a butt load of material JB Weld works fine for skim bedding.