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Acraglas gel on an aluminum block?

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Unread 05-27-2006, 09:02 PM
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Acraglas gel on an aluminum block?

I have a ton of Acraglas Gel on hand because I use it to do grip reductions on Glock pistols. I have used it to pillar bed a couple of rifles and it seems to work fine. I don't hear much about the product anymore, presumably because Marine Tex has some advantages. I am wondering, would the Acraglas work to skim bed a Weatherby Accumark or should I cool my jets and order up some Marine Tex?
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Unread 05-27-2006, 09:44 PM
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Re: Acraglas gel on an aluminum block?

I use it all the time as its easier for me to get hold of than Marine Tex and I feel it works better as a glue than some other bedding material.
BUT , I will say that when I use it to glass an action , skimm or otherwise I add atomized metal either Stainles or aluminum to it , this makes it much thicker and easier to work with and harder and less prone to any growth or shrinkage.
But I would say that it should work fine as a skim bed used alone , I just prefer some extra stuff in their
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Unread 05-28-2006, 10:29 AM
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Re: Acraglas gel on an aluminum block?

I would agree with JDJ on this one. You may want to remove any finish paint that may be in the receiver area and also rough up the exposed aluminum a bit with a course sanding drop on a dremal tool but it generally works well.

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