Bondo Bedding?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by edge, May 16, 2011.

  1. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    I have used accraglas, never tried devcon, but I wonder why you can't use good old bondo.

    It holds up to temperature extremes, sticks great to plastic stocks, is reasonably inexpensive, sets quickly, but I have never seen it recommended for bedding the action ( should probably be my clue that it won't work :) ).
    Any replies as to why it won't work would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    edge.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    In order to remain on metal through temperature changes it must be flexible, there fore it is compressible and not suited for bedding.

    Bedding compounds are by design rigid and brittle with little or no expansion or contraction
    because of temperature.

    Bedding compounds wont work for auto body repair ether.

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  3. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    You're no fun :)

    Thanks for that answer which makes perfect sense.
    Now I can scratch that off my to do list of things to try!


    edge.
     
  4. Gunpoor

    Gunpoor Well-Known Member

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    Bondo shrinks too much for bedding material. The less a product shrinks the better for bedding a rifle. Sorry to rain on such a lovely parade.
     
  5. sinarms

    sinarms Well-Known Member

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    You can't use standard bondo, actually I wouldn't recommend it for anything. You could probably use Evercoat's metal to metal body filler. It is very hard and doesn't shrink/expand and is very hard.
     
  6. frankidaho

    frankidaho Active Member

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    Always looking to cut corners ! :D
     
  7. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    Yep, you know me well :)

    edge.