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Unread 09-18-2011, 09:39 PM
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Re: Bedding?

Originally Posted by Dr. Vette View Post
Buy Devcon at the link below, and the shipping is free. Hard to beat this price, and then you'll never sit around wondering if you used a good material.

Devcon Plastic Steel Putty (A)

I bought 2 boxes not long ago just so I wouldn't have to worry.

i was going to use JB Weld out of ease but after some research decided to go with devcon and this was the cheapest place i could get it. bedding job turned out great.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 09:54 AM
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Re: Bedding?

The reason most rifle builders use Marine Tex over Devcon is the Marine Tex Grey is a lot harder supporting 13,000 psi in compressive strength. Devcon will only support 8620 psi. This is one of the most important qualities for a bedding compond. In most other qualities like chemical resistance the Devcon is equal. Devcon requires 7 days to cure at 75 degrees where Marine Tex cures in 24 hours at 72 degrees. For the professional gunsmith the cure time can be a real issue when working with deadlines.

In the past I have had troubles with brittleness or shrinkage but since I started mixing it by weight those issues are history. I attibute the problems I was having to inconsistant mixing ratios trying to eyeball 5-1. The correct ratio by weight is 6.3-1.
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Gordy and Brady.
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Unread 09-27-2011, 10:32 AM
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Re: Bedding?

Ok so I think I am going to use Marine-Tex, but I would also like to possibly to a "grip texture" job on the stock as well! So the new question is how much will I need? Is the 2oz going to be enough or will I need more for the bedding and texture job? Thanks a million!
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Unread 09-27-2011, 07:12 PM
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Re: Bedding?

What is a good release agent for marine-tex ?
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