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Old 02-25-2014, 10:33 PM
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Hello , I have a new can of bondo brand liquid fiberglass resin ,I was going to use for the top of my reloading bench but I got to thinking could I use this stuff for rifle bedding ? Any info would help ..thanks
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Re: bedding

The stuff I bought had two parts to it, resin and fiber. I dint think it matters really what you use fiberglass wise, but I'm no expert. The thing I would make sure you do is coat all the metal parts with something to prevent the bedding from adhering to the action and barrel.

I've done two. One I put pillar beds in, the other I just redid the bedding. Both were rather easy and a lot of fun.
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The stuff I bought had two parts to it, resin and fiber. I dint think it matters really what you use fiberglass wise, but I'm no expert. The thing I would make sure you do is coat all the metal parts with something to prevent the bedding from adhering to the action and barrel.

I've done two. One I put pillar beds in, the other I just redid the bedding. Both were rather easy and a lot of fun.
Thank you Marble!!!!!
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Hello , I have a new can of bondo brand liquid fiberglass resin ,I was going to use for the top of my reloading bench but I got to thinking could I use this stuff for rifle bedding ? Any info would help ..thanks
I personally don't recommend using anything that was not made for bedding.

Some products have solvents that will dissolve release agents gluing the action to the stock.

Also bedding is designed to have compressive strength and toughness. products that are
designed for sanding and bonding are not as tough or have the compressive strength.

Just a recommendation.

J E CUSTOM
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:23 PM
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I personally don't recommend using anything that was not made for bedding.

Some products have solvents that will dissolve release agents gluing the action to the stock.

Also bedding is designed to have compressive strength and toughness. products that are
designed for sanding and bonding are not as tough or have the compressive strength.

Just a recommendation.

J E CUSTOM
That's a good point !!! Thank you!! I will just have to refill my Devcon supply..
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:22 PM
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Re: bedding

Almost any epoxy will have a compressive strength of about 20 kpsi.

While the strength is the same, there are variations in viscosity and working time.

I have used all kinds of epoxies for rifles, and I have settled on Devcon steel putty. With it, I do not have to fight time nor gravity.

The most important things are that:
1) the epoxy and catalyst are warm enough at the time they are mixed
2) the epoxy and catalyst are still good so they will still go off. If they are a couple years old, test first.
3) be ready before mixing. I do a dry run where I practice the process without the epoxy.
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