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Old 10-12-2017, 12:38 AM
crackedwindshield crackedwindshield is offline
 
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Default Hairline split

Had the Garand for 6 ish years and this last year barely noticed a hairline crack on the upper side of the stock above the hole where the metal sling attachment protrudes, now there is a matching half Inch one on the bottom side, just last year I attached a sling but don't really think that played a part, what's the best way to stop it, Glue, or will it require glue and screws,it's so thin don't know if anything could wick inside besides a small amount of superglue.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:47 AM
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Clean it well with denatured alcohol, allow to dry well and apply Superglue. For the really narrow ones it works well. Any evidence of the crack inside the stock? If so apply the glue there first and see if it will seep from inside to the outside.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:34 AM
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I prefer thin CA (superglue)
Regular superglue is to thick and does not wick into the crack.
Put masking tape on both sides of the crack to prevent adhesion to the surface. Apply CA several times until it does not wick into the crack. Remove tape and let it dry. Scrape off any residue with a razor blade. (scrape not cut)
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:03 AM
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Remove the butt plate and lower swivel and make sure the crack hasn't reached the toe of the stock first. Then as mentioned use denatured alcohol or acetone to clean out the crack and remove any oil or dirt. You can use any number of adhesives for the repair including wood glue or super glue just make sure the adhesive penetrates the crack. I would then clamp the stock and let it dry after which you scrape off the excess and your good to go. The excess sqeezed out of the crack will let you know that you actually got the glue in the
crack and a good clamp on the stock.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:37 AM
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Now there is a third hairline this morning as I am cleaning it why after 6 years of use it decides to split now, I think I will remove the sling, maybe it's flexing forward? It's as is from the CMP and I like the been there look and have never wiped oil on it because I figured it had enough old cosmo and oil underneath, will oiling help prevent splits or not? They are on the surface and not deep.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:47 PM
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Now there is a third hairline this morning as I am cleaning it why after 6 years of use it decides to split now, I think I will remove the sling, maybe it's flexing forward? It's as is from the CMP and I like the been there look and have never wiped oil on it because I figured it had enough old cosmo and oil underneath, will oiling help prevent splits or not? They are on the surface and not deep.
Sounds like the wood dried out. How often have you applied PLO/PTO?
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:39 PM
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The quote says never. A day in the sun should dry all the denatured alcohol out right? Would like to glue it tonight.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:06 PM
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Denatured alcohol or Acetone will evaporate almost immediately.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:15 PM
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I kinda thought so but with it down in the crack wasn't sure, it was cleaned well, ready for the fix.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:23 PM
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Oil and wood makes me wonder seems kinda like it "may" help prevent it from splitting but look at all the commercial stocks that are bone dry and get a clear coat of poly or whatever and last for years with no problems.....??????
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