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How long for epoxy to cure on a bedding job?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by nwbobber, May 28, 2013.

  1. nwbobber

    nwbobber Longview, Wa. Active Member

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    I just did my first pillar bedding job on a Remington 700. It's been 48 hours since applying the epoxy, all cleaned up and put back together. How long should I wait to go try it out? I used marine tex gray epoxy. Shop is 70 degrees.
     
  2. ridnjon

    ridnjon vancouver wa Active Member

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    I leave mine for 24hrs. Soooo go shoot!
     
  3. nwbobber

    nwbobber Longview, Wa. Active Member

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    Sweet.
     
  4. Tigershark

    Tigershark Stanwood Member

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    Yep, 24 hours. Should be good to go...
     
  5. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I have a really wierd ideal :
    READ THE FLIPPIN DIRECTIONS FROM THE MANUFACTURER!!!!
     
  6. chevytruckman

    chevytruckman OLY Active Member

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    Lol dick.
     
  7. nwbobber

    nwbobber Longview, Wa. Active Member

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    Marine tex is made for boats. They don't address this application. I got the pillars from score high, who uses another epoxy which I did not purchase, they say something like 7 days. I would be looking at the clock the whole time.....
    Anyway, some guys LIKE to talk about the gun hobby.:laugh:
     
  8. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    24 hours is plenty at 70 degrees. Marine Tex is ideal for rifle bedding. It is one of the toughest materials in compression strength where it matters. It is used by most top rifle builders.
     
  9. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Second only to Devcon. Lol. go shoot it and see how it does!
     
  10. nwbobber

    nwbobber Longview, Wa. Active Member

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    That's what I was looking for. Real world experience with this stuff. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, guys.
     
  11. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    Devcon aluminum compressive strength is 8420 psi.
    Steel is 8260 psi.
    Stainless is 8400 psi
    Only the Titanium is comparable at 15,200 psi.
    Marine Tex is 13,000 psi for 1/3 the cost and far more forgiving to work with.
     
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  12. nwbobber

    nwbobber Longview, Wa. Active Member

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    Didn't know that. Thanks. I think I have enough for 6 more of these jobs. Next up, I have to find a good wood stock to replace the plastic noodle the Savage 116FLHSS came with.
     
  13. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    I know alot of smiths, and home smiths run Marinetex. I'm simply stating from my research and alot of the bigger names- yes they both work but Devcon much preferred. ymmv