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Bedding Compound Removal ????

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Old 06-19-2013, 12:03 AM
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Re: Bedding Compound Removal ????

Shave of as much of the compound as possible without touching the metal work . Then experiment with different solvents to see what softens it .
Then using that solvent soak and scrape gently with a hard wood scraper .
If you used anything with epoxy in it it may be hard going and you could try Dynasolve CU-6 to soften epoxy .
Heat can also soften epoxy .
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:38 AM
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Re: Bedding Compound Removal ????

Originally Posted by elkaholic View Post
Hi Jerry......Nope, it's worse than that! The compound is set up.....Rich
Try Freezing it overnight. This is the best way to remove a stock that has been bedded to a barrel.

The coefficient of expansion of the bedding is different that the metal parts and sometimes it releases its self in the freezer.

After freezing use the tong depressor to scrape it off.

Hope this helps.

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:32 AM
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Re: Bedding Compound Removal ????

Thanks for all the info guys! Now I'll remember why I was so careful previously.......Rich
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:50 AM
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Re: Bedding Compound Removal ????

Maybe somebody can confirm this. I used to live on a boat and did ALOT of fiberglass work. A heat gun was my best friend when working with stubborn epoxies and resins. Again, seek confirmation first. I would contact the manufacturer.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:13 AM
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Re: Bedding Compound Removal ????

+ 1 on what J E Custom said.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:55 AM
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I think I caused a little confusion on what the problem was? The stock was removed, but it had chunks of bedding stuck on the action. I used a soft wire wheel on a dremel and being careful to not apply much pressure, it came off without removing the bluing on the action.......Rich
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:37 PM
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Re: Bedding Compound Removal ????

Glad you got it off.

Certain epoxies can be softened quite nicely when in contact with Methanol alcohol and sometimes gasoline.

Learned this the hard way when running methanol in two stroke Banshees with epoxied ports.
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