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New: Release Agent for Glass Bedding Rifles

4D Reamer Rentals LTD. has a long history or providing quality tools for gunsmithing.

Recently they provided me with a test sample of their latest product.  Its a release agent for use with glass bedding products.  I have tried it with several bedding compounds and other epoxy products.  Results have been great, not only does it release as any such agent should, it does so with no oily film either on the metal or the stock.

Release Agent Kit

http://www.4-dproducts.com is offering this release agent for glass bedding projects. No Hazard fees to ship.

I’m not going to tell you this is the “only” release agent to use.  But is has a couple of advantages I want to point out.  First, it is a green product.  I don’t buy into everything about the green movement, but I do like to use products that  are not hazardous to my health.  I figure I am exposed to enough junk on a daily basis, there is no reason to purposely add to the mix.

This product is at worst a mild irritant.  Some similar products require hazard fees to ship, 4D’s release agent does not.  They ship it with a sprayer that makes it easy to apply.  You just mix the concentrate they ship 4 to 1 with Isopropyl alcohol (which the customer provides locally) and put it in the sprayer.  It takes a short time to dry, that is probably the one down side.  I just sprayed the parts before I mixed my compound and the parts were ready to go by the time I was ready for them.

The  professional grade spray system that comes with the release agent has countless applications, disposable, recyclable, easy to clean and where no compressor is available its a God send.  4D sells the sprayers and replacement parts separately too.

How the sprayer operates is simple, release agent, liquid, or paint product is pulled from a removable, refillable Product Container. The pressure comes from the top part called the “Power Unit”, contained separately from the “Product Container”. A dip tube runs through the Power Unit and into the Product Container pulling up whatever you are spraying.

The product container is a glass bottle with graduations so it’s easy to mix or measure the product you plan to spray.  This is a great option for somebody who does not have a compressor or needs a field expedient solution.  I like this product.

 

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NRA Gunsmithing Schools come to Flathead Valley in Montana

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The newest addition to the NRA Gunsmithing Schools is at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana.  This school is being ramrodded by Brandon Miller, who ran the NRA School for Murray State College in Oklahoma for a while.  So, you have experienced management and the instructors are very experienced as well, with a wide variety of expertise.

Everything from Basic Gun Safety, to machine shop, glass bedding rifles, and classes on the 1911.  Much more is listed in the brochure which you can download from the web site linked below.

These short term classes allow professionals to take a little time off from business to expand their abilities, or for the hobbyist its a great way to learn the specifics your interested in.  Either way its a convenient way to learn with classes normally running for 5 days or less.

Check out the list of Classes being offered at FVCC this summer at this link.  I just talked to the staff at the college, and as of today there is still room in many of the classes.  Take a vacation and have some fun.

 

 

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