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Old June 5, 2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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Cheaper alternative for Brownells Acraglas Gel?

Looking to epoxy a XS tritium bead over an existing shotgun bead, Brownells Acraglas Gel is recommended. Anyone know of an suitable alternative that is less than $20?
Anything at Home Depot or similar?
Im having problems justifying $27.99 for the 4oz kit just to use a drop of the stuff. If its the only way to do it once and do it right, ill get it.

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Old June 5, 2010, 02:41 PM   #2
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JB Weld has a good reputation. I haven't glued on any sights with it, but it is a good quality epoxy.
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Old June 5, 2010, 02:50 PM   #3
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+ for the JB Weld
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Old June 5, 2010, 04:31 PM   #4
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$7 at my local ace hardware 5 minutes away, perfect; TYVM
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Old June 5, 2010, 06:03 PM   #5
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Another +1 for JB weld.

I used it to attach a fiber optic front sight onto my Hawkins Replica 50 cal. black powder almost 10 years ago and it has not failed yet. I always use acetone to degrease anything I JB weld and I think it is worth the trouble.

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Old June 6, 2010, 06:28 PM   #6
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I've used Miles Gilbert Bedrock with great results, IIRC it's about 1/2 the price and will bed 3-4 rifles.
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