Brownells bedding kit and Testors model paint?


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Wylie1
January 10, 2013, 12:36 PM
I have a Brownells Glasbed kit, it's brown and I would like it to be black.
Will Testors model paint work for tinting this bedding material?

Edit: Maybe I should clarify, this is the little glass jar of Testors. Running a test mix now to see how it ends up.

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rcmodel
January 10, 2013, 12:41 PM
No.

Very likely the oil & solvent in the paint would prevent the epoxy from hardening correctly.
The acraglas kits should come with both brown & black die pigment.

And Brownell's sells black die pigment for acraglas I think.

rc

Wylie1
January 10, 2013, 12:49 PM
Thanks RC,
This is the Glasbed kit, not sure if it differs from the Acragel. No dies came with this kit.

rcmodel
January 10, 2013, 12:54 PM
Oh!

That only comes in one color or the other with no die packs.

I think the Acraglas die would be the way to go though.
http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/stock-work-finishing/stock-bedding-accessories/acraglas-dyes/brown-dye-5-packets-sku083001005-41614-3993.aspx?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=nextag&mc_id=11000&gdftrk=gdfV21820_a_7c187_a_7c747_a_7c083001005_d_083001000_d_11461

rc

Wylie1
January 10, 2013, 01:34 PM
Thanks again!
The model paint made the mixture come out to what seems to be a bit soft although I have never used this bedding compound before. I'll do another test mix without paint to check the difference anyway.

It may just be that I won't use this stuff or if I do I'll pick up some dry pigment and do another test mix.

As well I'll check for Devcon 10110 in town while I'm there today. It's my preferred bedding material, I just don't need much being this is for my Tikka's reciever and nothin more.

The milling of my scope mount is finished and I'm getting kind of excited

I had a 90 thousandths channel milled out of the center of my Talleys. My scope sat a little high for my taste. As well I have a 4140 steel bolt shroud in the process of being refinshed.

Looks more at home IMHO.
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg255/Wylie_Rods/th_P1120331.jpg (http://s250.photobucket.com/albums/gg255/Wylie_Rods/?action=view&current=P1120331.jpg) The bedding turned out well, just waitng on a Bogpod (http://www.adorama.com/RSBGSSC.html?gclid=CP3Cmunl47QCFUlxQgodqw0AcA), some reloading and the coating of the bolt shroud.

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