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Old 06-05-2003, 07:15 PM
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Removal Method for Bedding Compound (Goobers)?

Picked up a used rifle, the previous owner "attempted" to bed it and did a sloppy job. It appers that he handled the stock with bedding coumpound on his fingers and "smeared" or "boogered" the finish with bedding compound. Short of stripping the entire stock, looking for ideas to remove problem areas without wrecking or at least minimalizing damge to finish. Current finish is satin. (Hope this is an appropriate forum for this)?

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Old 06-05-2003, 07:25 PM
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Re: Removal Method for Bedding Compound (Goobers)?

time to crank up a dremel tool. with a light touch it should be no problem
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Old 06-08-2003, 07:54 PM
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Re: Removal Method for Bedding Compound (Goobers)?

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that is what I would recomend is a dremmel tool kit, there about 35.00 to 45.00 depending on where you get one from and thats with the tools that you will need to cut the bedding out with
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:11 PM
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Re: Removal Method for Bedding Compound (Goobers)?

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Picked up a used rifle, the previous owner "attempted" to bed it and did a sloppy job. It appers that he handled the stock with bedding coumpound on his fingers and "smeared" or "boogered" the finish with bedding compound. Short of stripping the entire stock, looking for ideas to remove problem areas without wrecking or at least minimalizing damge to finish. Current finish is satin. (Hope this is an appropriate forum for this)?

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Depends on what compound was used and how bad the slop is. If it's minor, do it by hand with sandpaper CAREFULLY!

Then of course you'll have to re-touch the spot you just sanded. Personally I'm very fast with a rotary tool which I used constantly, but one little "Oops" and you're into another area of "stripping and refinishing" the stock. Hand sanding is more controllable if you're not experienced with rotary tools.

I have an M14 stock with the worst bedding job I've seen and expect to waste about 2 days on clearing out a bad bedding job since it's such a nice stock. Sigh.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:48 PM
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Re: Removal Method for Bedding Compound (Goobers)?

Put the stock in the freezer. Yes, I am serious.

Leave it in for an hour, pull on a couple of the goobers....if not loose yet, put in for another hour.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:13 AM
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Re: Removal Method for Bedding Compound (Goobers)?

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Put the stock in the freezer. Yes, I am serious.

Leave it in for an hour, pull on a couple of the goobers....if not loose yet, put in for another hour.
Problem with that one is "depending" on what bedding compound it is, it may well take wood off with it.
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