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Forearm dent fix?????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Jimborn, Sep 6, 2011.

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  1. Jimborn

    Jimborn TS Member

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    I have a small dent in the forearm of my gun, very small, but bothers me, any sugestions??? Thanks Jim
     
  2. mallard2

    mallard2 Active Member

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    Depends on type of finish. What is yours?
     
  3. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Get a bigger dent and that little one will not bother you as much. LOL

    As asked above what finish is it? You may be able to raise it back up with heat. I would live with it. It is probably going to lead to a complete refinish job.
     
  4. hmb

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    Get an old piece of a cotton tee shirt and fold it over a few times. Then soak it in water and wring it out, so it is just damp. Place it on the dent and use a soldering iron, placed on top of the cloth, to heat it up. The steam from the wet cloth will raise the dent. You might want to practice on a piece of scrap wood first. HMB
     
  5. Vince McNamara

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    I just took out a dent of a forearm for my DB-81. I stripped the finish off last night, letting it dry all night. This morning I used my steam shark, applying steam to the dent until it was fully raised. This evening I will go over it again and when I restain and refinish tomorrow it will be as good as new.
     
  6. Hal1225

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    The gun doesn't care if it's dented, why should you? Go shoot it more often' I'm sure after you hit 100 straight the dent will disappear.


    Harry
     
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    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    As Vince just stated, steam works but you need it to be down to bare wood. It won't work thru the clear coat finishes. Use a clothes iron and an old wash cloth.
     
  8. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member

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    The first ding is the worst. After a few more you won't notice.
     
  9. Jimborn

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    Yep, "The first cut is the deepest" I'll live with it. thanks for your inputs, Jim.
     
  10. Vince McNamara

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    I now have 2 coats of Tru Oil on the forearm and I can't tell where the dent was.
     
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