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JB Weld for bedding?

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Unread 01-31-2011, 11:01 PM
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Re: JB Weld for bedding?

Originally Posted by geargrinder View Post
I've used JB weld quite a bit. It works great, but it is a bit more liquid than Devcon.

I use Kiwi neutral shoe polish for release agent.
+1 to this, and the Kiwi,

But I have some Devcon Steel Putty #10110 for my next build, highly recommended by many in my research.
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Unread 02-01-2011, 09:57 AM
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Re: JB Weld for bedding?

1+ Devcon Steel Putty.

Devcon Steel putty is awesome stuff. It is very friendly to use too. It's consistency is like thick peanut butter or toothpaste. It stays where you put it and doesn't puddle. It mentions on the container that it is also machinable. The bedding jobs that I have done with it have come out awesome.
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Unread 02-05-2011, 08:56 AM
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Re: JB Weld for bedding?

I have used JB Weld for several rifles and it does a great job. Many years later the actions still fit very tight into the bedded stock so shrinkage over time does not seem to be an issue and it remains very hard and slick.

That said..... I just tried Devcon on a couple of stocks recently and like it much better. The main reason is JB Weld is pretty thin and you have to do a lot of prep work to keep it from running all over the place. Devcon is much thicker and although it will squeeze out there is not as much of an issue of it running places you don't want it.

Like one post said, JB may be better for things like bedding scope rails where a very thin layer is needed, but for stocks I will be using Devcon from now on.
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Unread 02-05-2011, 11:20 PM
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Re: JB Weld for bedding?

I just wait for the JB to thicken(cure) a bit before I apply it. Keeps it from running away from you.
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Unread 02-06-2011, 06:49 PM
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Re: JB Weld for bedding?

Devcon Steel putty actually disolves with standaerd cleaning solvents .

Not a good thing .....

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Unread 02-06-2011, 09:34 PM
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Re: JB Weld for bedding?

My friend Tim has bedded over 40 guns using JB Weld, no problems. He has been using it for approx 10 years.He has bedded over 15 of mine.
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