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Unread 03-25-2009, 09:20 PM
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marine tex removal

I just finished doing a bedding job on my savage f class rifle. I tried to use a couple new products instead of my usual materials, I was using johnson floor wax as a release agent and marine tex as the bedding agent. After I had set the barreled action in the stock with the bedding material I used q-tips and dentured alcohol to clean up the excess. Well the alcohol must have removed the wax and now I have very thin bedding material on my action I cant get off. Does anyone have any pointers on how I could get this off? and still keep the blueing on? any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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    Unread 03-26-2009, 06:23 AM
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    Re: marine tex removal

    Try lifting it off with some tape (the stickier the better), you never know it might just work.
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    Unread 03-26-2009, 06:46 AM
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    Re: marine tex removal

    Heat! (Is there an echo in here?)
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    Unread 03-26-2009, 07:24 AM
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    Re: marine tex removal

    a plastic razor blade, you can make one out of a credit card.
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    Unread 03-26-2009, 07:59 AM
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    Re: marine tex removal

    I always used a wooden scraper (popsicle stick) or just a fingernail.
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    Unread 03-26-2009, 09:18 AM
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    Re: marine tex removal

    If there was any release coating between the metal and the epoxy, the above mentioned techniques should work.

    If there are stubborn spots, try a drop or two of MEK or CA adhesive debonder on the stubborn places------let it set for 15 to 30 minutes, should soften the epoxy and/or creep under it enough to allow removal.

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    Unread 03-28-2009, 07:57 AM
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    Re: marine tex removal

    Acetone and elbo grease...

    Nat Lambeth
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