Glass bedding release agent

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  1. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    I just opened up a box of Acraglas and the release had dried up but the epoxy is still good. Can anyone recommend a homemade alternative?
  2. Steve

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    If the acra glass is still good i would call brownells and they will probably send you another container of release agent. They are very good about making good on things like this.
    Steve
  3. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    You're right, I'll call them. Is their spray can release agent a good buy or does it have to be used up quickly?
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    ive used the spray crap they sell, and do not recommend it. every time ive used it i have fought with having stuck it all together. the blue liquid release that comes with the kits is much better. some people have used shoe polish, and any other number things for a release agent.
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    Any good paste wax will do just fine as a release agent. I have used it for years with no bad results. If your release agent has dried up, how do you know that the resin is still good? I had an old box one time and it wouldn't harden, called Brownell and tey said the stuff has a shelf life. Sent me a new box but I had the devil of a time removing the semi hardened epoxy. (vinegar and heat)
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    nathangdad G&G Newbie

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    Hi

    Personally, I do not know of any successful home made release agent.

    I advise getting new release agent made to mate with the glass bedding you are using.

    There may be some things worse than a disasterous bedding attempt but it is sort of hard to think of one at this moment.
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    I have used the spray release agent from brownells that they sell and I have never never had any problems in the least with it. The actions and barrels come out cleanly and quickly without the least problem. It is very very easy to use and to clean off after the action comes out of the bedding. Just my opinion after using all of them for about 40 years.
    Steve
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    Para Cassatt G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    It appeared to be OK. Guess I need to test a dab first.
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    How many coats do you use?
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    Turtle Wax car wax works well.
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    Someone ought to try Pam !!
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  13. Steve

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    I put one good coat on all parts that will come in contact with the acra glass that i want to come loose,and be sure to plug all holes with modeling clay, and coat all screws that you will be using to hold the action in place until the glass hardenes.
    Pm me if you have any more questioins and i will help you through the process.
    Steve
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    Guy at the gun shop I go to covers the metal with wax paper and puts the release agent on top of it as a safety measure. Does anyone know how t color the tint it? I need to fill the barrel channel and want to make a nice black line on each side of the barrel. Amazing how much you have to chew up a barrel channel when you are cutting a octagonal channel.
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  15. lefty o

    lefty o G&G Enthusiast

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    acraglas comes with brown, and black dye.
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    Could you use rubber cement? it will roll off the action or bedding or whatever decides to stick to.
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    I tried her, she couldn't get the damn action out of the stock either and she's a big ole gal!
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    Now I find that hard to believe toolman !!
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