Re: Bedding over current bedding?
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Tripwire</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: BlackOps Tech</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
Marinetex does not maintain its integrity over time. As the qualities of Marinetex changes with time, you'll notice a degradation of your rifles performance.
I'd agree with that if the original mix was less or more than the specified proportion, but mixed 5:1 properly I'll have to beg to differ. </div></div>
I understand what you're saying Trip, but chemistry is what it is, proper ratio or not. My suggestion would be to test it for yourself....of course, this would involve properly mixing Marine-Tex and gauge it over the course of 12 months. You'll note the softening of the compound as it gets older.
I've not seen this characteristic in other commercially available compounds and we use our own compound to maintain a specific in-house standard. You'll note that on the Brownells website, of the compounds commonly used for bedding, Brownells does not describe Marine-Tex as a bedding compound:
Marine-Tex: <span style="font-style: italic">High strength epoxy plugs holes, seals cracks and makes repairs in wood, aluminum, and steel. Putty-like consistency, will not run or drip. Impervious to solvents. Virtually no shrinkage or expansion.</span>
Devcon: <span style="font-style: italic">Two-part epoxy forms maximum-strength rifle <span style="text-decoration: underline">bedding</span>, and helps repair non-critical metal parts. Fills voids, cracks and machine marks; excellent bonding strength for many wood-to-metal and metal-to-metal applications. Machinable after 4 hours; fully cures in 16 hours, or reduce cure time by applying heat per the manufacturer’s instructions. Highly resistant to chemicals and acids. Steel, Aluminum and Titanium available as putty. Steel also available as liquid for easy flow into tight areas, and making molds, fixtures and light gauge forming dies. Steel Putty and Titanium Putty meet Mil-Spec DOD-C-24176B(SH), Steel Liquid meets Mil-Spec MMM-A-1754, and Aluminum Putty meets Mil-Spec DOD-C-24176B.</span>
AcraGlas Gel: <span style="font-style: italic">Over the years we had hundreds of customer requests for an epoxy accurizing compound with a butter-smooth consistency which would neither run, drip or leach out from between wood and metal after being placed in the gun stock. After many years of research and testing, we perfected a modified version of our popular Acraglas® that gives the same super accurizing <span style="text-decoration: underline">bedding</span> job and also meets those specialized smooth application features you have asked for. </span>
Just food for thought....I've tested them all and know why Brownells doesn't use the word "bedding" in their description of Marine-Tex.