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Old 05-15-2010, 01:15 PM
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release agent

I am about to start my second bedding job. the only problem is I spilled all the release agent shortly after the first. I can order some more if I need to but I've heard of using everything from white lithium grease to different kinds of wax with good results. what do you guys recommend??? any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:18 PM
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Re: release agent

Kiwi neutral shoe polish. Some use johnsons paste wax.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:56 PM
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Re: release agent

I wouldn't use anything with grease or oil in it. MESSY Paste wax works , paraffin
dissolved in mineral spirits is what ( I believe ) release agent is. I made some once and
it worked fine but was hard to keep things liquid up here because of the cold basement
and shop.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:12 PM
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Re: release agent

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Kiwi neutral shoe polish. Some use johnsons paste wax.
+ 1 on that!
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:44 PM
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Re: release agent

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Kiwi neutral shoe polish. Some use johnsons paste wax.
+1 on the Kiwi neutral shoe polish. Buy it at a shoe store, WalMart, whereever. Put it on everywhere, let it dry, buff it with a paper towel to get it polished and smooth. Put some on a Q-Tip to coat the inside of the pillars and rub it all over the action screws. Works great.

I normally use alignment studs so there is no chance of getting any epoxy into the bolt recess of the rifle. If you use the receiver screws, plug the holes with plumbers putty that will be forced into the action when you insert the receiver screws - it minimizes getting epoxy inside the bolt lug recess.

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Old 05-15-2010, 07:45 PM
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Re: release agent

if I buff it off will I stil be able to see the residue?? how much do I apply? should I use two coats?
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:40 PM
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Re: release agent

ok I'm leaning toward johnsons paste wax, can somebody walk me through the application?
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