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How to repair the crack on the side of the action -Images Missing-

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How to repair the crack on the side of the action -Images Missing-

#1 Post by Zeliard » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:28 pm

Originally posted by Candyman.

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The side of the action is just about the thinest part of a stock. Any damage in this area has to be fixed or the stock could end up coming apart on you.
In this post I will show you how to repair and reinforce the area.

For this post our Victim will be a 03A3. This is just one of the repairs that this stock needed.
First off the stock needs to be cleaned. I did an Alcohol scrub with 0000 steel wool and Denatured Alcohol.

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After the stock was cleaned, you can see where the Alcohol is still in the crack.

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On the inside you can see that there is a little bit of wood missing.

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I use a dremel tool and cut along the crack and then remove wood from both sides of the crack. Be careful not to cut all the way through the stock.

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Next I mixed up some Acraglas and filled the channel that I cut. I then flexed the crack to work the resin into the crack. I then cut two strips of fiberglass cloth and placed them over the channel and add a little more resin on top of the cloth.
Make sure that you remove any air bubbles.

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This is an easy area to clamp. Just wrap two scrap pieces of wood with some wax paper, place one on top and one on the bottom and clamp with a C clamp.

Allow the resin to cure then remove the clamp and dress up the repair.

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I used a dremel with a milling bit and files to recut the inside of the action area.

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I used a file to dress up the outside of the stock.

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Allow the resin to cure for 24 hours before you apply your finish.

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I hope that this helps out a few of you and if you have any question, just ask.
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