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Gentlemen,

I went to begin bedding an Ruger Mark II today and discovered while, I have plenty of acraglas left, the release agent has turned to a rubber like paste.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a easily acquired subsitute release agent ?

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I prefer Johnson's paste wax
I have heard of using Pam cooking spray but have no first hand experience with it.


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I�ve had very good results using Johnsons paste wax, but I�m sure any other brand would work as well. smile Warm it up in the sun a bit, or stick the closed can it a pan of hot water, brush it on with a paint brush and let it dry.

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I used Johnson's for years and then switched to Hornady one-shot. It works great and is fast and easy... I coat everything below the stock line with Johnson's before reassembling though as it does a very good job preventing rust.


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wax works well! really anything that leaves a fine "skin" will prevent bonding. I've noticed that acraglass and the like don't stick to masking or electrical tape at all but this is too thick to be of use. The trick in to have the smallest skin that gives thorough coverage. Go with the wax - maybe try a test piece first to convince yourself you'll get the pieces separated.



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I have used Johnson's wax as well, use as the first two gentleman described. While I don't know where you are in Alberta, I would think an industrial plastics supplier in Calgary, Edmonton or Red Deer could find a you a similiar product that I've used. I have been using a PVA industrial mould release agent which I get from an outfit called IPS in Kelowna. It is used by the local boat, RV and hot tub factories for release of fiberglass parts. By the way, from the same distributor, I use a product called "Powerfil 10EH" for bedding. It is an industrial epoxy used in boat manufacturing, and I've used it for something like 20 years now. It can be bought in 16 oz. tubs, and is quite a bit more economical than the 1 application bedding kits. Good luck.


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Originally Posted by Flyer01
Gentlemen,

I went to begin bedding an Ruger Mark II today and discovered while, I have plenty of acraglas left, the release agent has turned to a rubber like paste.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a easily acquired subsitute release agent ?

Thanks
Tim,


I've always used Pam cooking spray. Others will use paste wax.

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Originally Posted by Sitka deer
I used Johnson's for years and then switched to Hornady one-shot. It works great and is fast and easy... I coat everything below the stock line with Johnson's before reassembling though as it does a very good job preventing rust.


I have wondered if One Shot would work as a release..........may try that.

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that'd be pretty slick if you could apply it evenly -- it's certainly something you'd never run out of / always have on hand !



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Hornady One-Shot. Easily the best I've used, absolute no brainer.

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Gentlemen,

Thank You for all the suggestions, have some one shot on hand, will try that later today.

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First, you can buy bigger containers of the realease agent from Brownell. I havenever had it go bad, but I make sure the container is always sealed well. I like it over all the other suggestions because when you strip it off with hot water, you know it is all gone. This is great if you need to reapply some epoxy to some area. All the other stuff is hardto get off and you are never quite sure you got it all. Although they all work


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Why take it off? It keeps corrosion away and more! wink

Would worry about PAM though as it is a grease that will go rancid and get gummy...
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Just saying that if you need to take it off, it can be harder if you need to add more epoxy. I always apply Johnson Paste wax to metal and stock before hunting season


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Kiwi shoe polish (clear) works pretty good also. Use Q-tips to get in those hard to reach places.


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I just beded a rifle with steel bed and used One Shot for the release agent. It is very easy to use.


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Thanks again for all the suggestions, tried some one shot and it worked great.

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I use Kiwi neutral shoe polish as a release agent .Clean metal parts and mask off clearances with high quality masking tape. Heat the barreled action slightly with a spotlight from aproximately 12". Use cotton patches and q-tips to apply a thin coat of wax.
Let sit for ten minutes and buff with another cotton patch.Done.
Chet Brown used a mold release wax in making stocks . I have experimented with most common used products but the Kiwi shoe wax -$2.59 Cdn /can works best and is easy to find and use.
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I use Johnson's Paste Wax myself. Just rub your finger around the top of it and then spread on the metal parts. Never had one stick yet. Just make sure you get everything that the bedding will possably come in contact with.

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I used Johnson's paste wax when bedding the forearm of an old (1907) Remington Rolling Block rifle. Worked like a charm!

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