Removing Release Agent After Bedding???

Crazy1323

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Can you guys please tell me what you have used to remove the release agent after bedding a rifle?

I bedded my recoil lug with Devcon and Kiwi shoe polish. It turned out great, but what can I use to remove the shoe polish from the rifle? I tried non-chlorinated brake cleaner and that didn't do much.

Thanks a lot guys,

Paul
 

cannoncrossfire

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I've used Acetone on metal parts before - removed Meguiars mold release wax no problems. Could always buy/try/use 'wax & grease remover' like you'd find at an auto/paint shop.
 

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    Shoe polish rubs right odd with acetone. Might come off with mineral spirits as well, if you are dealing with duracoat and don't want to mar the finish.
     

    ajwcotton

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    Mineral spirits, or other types of solvents that contain hydrocarbons. I use johnsons paste wax and mineral spirits. Acetone is a polarized solvent, you need nonpolarized for wax type stuff. Look on woodworking forums for other ideas they deal with that more.
     

    mdmp5

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    Mineral spirits, or other types of solvents that contain hydrocarbons. I use johnsons paste wax and mineral spirits. Acetone is a polarized solvent, you need nonpolarized for wax type stuff. Look on woodworking forums for other ideas they deal with that more.

    Wax is a form of fat. Acetone is a ketone, which is basically a water soluble fat. Like dissolves like, therefore acetone should work. But forget the theories here, because acetone does indeed clean off shoe polish very easily.
     

    flatland1

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    Sometimes I use Johnson's paste wax, more often I use Slide mold release, an aerosol product. Seems like plain old rubbing alcohol on a paper towel gets most of it off. I use lighter fluid to get the gooey adhesive residue off the recoil lug, since I use electrical tape on the sides, bottom, & front of the lug before bedding.