marine tex removal

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by little black 243, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. little black 243

    little black 243 Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  2. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Try lifting it off with some tape (the stickier the better), you never know it might just work.
     

  3. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    Heat! (Is there an echo in here?)
     
  4. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    a plastic razor blade, you can make one out of a credit card.
     
  5. msalm

    msalm Well-Known Member

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    I always used a wooden scraper (popsicle stick) or just a fingernail.
     
  6. Jim Oliver

    Jim Oliver Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Jim
     
  7. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    Acetone and elbo grease...

    Nat Lambeth
     
  8. Roe Buck

    Roe Buck Well-Known Member

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    get the grinder on it be off in no time:D:D

    i would try some heat and then scrap it off with a wood/plastic scraper

    rb