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Montster
(@montster)
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2019-10-07 13:16:38  

My airwolf with the black rubberized coating has become sticky. Any thoughts on how to get ride of the sticky ness? Happened after being stored inside gunsafe with several powder burners. I suspect the various lubes and metal preserving stuff I have put on powder burners has  off gassed and effected the airwolf stock coating.  Thanks in advance. 


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marflow
(@marflow)
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2019-10-07 14:16:47  

that subject has been raised before and if I remember right there is no fix and you will not be the only one that has had the problem

sorry I can't be more helpful, a new stock might be the only fix

I will keep reading to see if someone has come up with a fix

people had used powders and that didn't work

good luck

Mike


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Skip in WV
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2019-10-07 18:58:22  

My Panther did the same thing. I found the same. No solution. If you kept it in a small enclosed space (mine was in a gun safe) I think that causes it. Left out in the air it will get better, a little. My thought was talcum powder, but I never tried it.


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JFS737
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2019-10-08 09:59:52  

Maybe dip it in kitty litter for a couple weeks?   Just spitballin'.   

 

John


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BigTinBoat
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2019-10-09 08:01:51  

If the coating is anything like what they put on the BSA scopes of old then carb cleaner or Goo gone (and a bunch of elbow grease) will remove the coating. I did this on an old BSA and the surface winds up being smooth with the entire coating gone. I would try it in an inconspicuous spot and if it works you can do the entire stock. If you want the non-slip then just spray with bedliner paint


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awilde
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2019-10-09 09:09:28  

If it's a UV curing type rubber application you could try putting it out in some direct sunlight for a while and see if that makes it any less tacky. Provided you aren't in too liberal an area could potentially pop in a tanning salon too I suppose (just to add to the spitballin' aspect)  😎 


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marflow
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2019-10-09 13:59:36  

awilde  you don't like liberals do you

then you don't like me

oh look Texas banned indoor tanning how liberal is that state

skin cancer has no political preference

Mike


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awilde
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2019-10-09 17:01:23  

@marflow

Was more just joking at the "walking into a tanning salon with an airgun" that would probably cause certain folks to have a meltdown, but take it as you will...


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JiminPGH
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2019-10-09 17:41:39  

Putting the tribalism aside, I had the same thing happen to a really nice pair of Garrett Optical binoculars. 92% isopropyl alcohol, a ton of paper towels, and some elbow grease left me with a smooth semigloss plastic surface. Stickiness gone, and hasn't returned.


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airmojo
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2019-10-11 06:00:50  

I have a black rubber air hose on a small air compressor that I keep in my garage for inflating tires... had it for years, and it gets sticky.

I wipe it down with a rag that I apply some baby powder to it, and the stickiness goes away... but it does give it a grayish whitish color, but I don't mind that... I do have to re-apply maybe once a year or so.

"Skip in WV" mentioned talcum powder, so thought I would chime in... if all else fails, I would definitely give it a try.

Ken H in OH -- Life is One Hole After Another...


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Montster
(@montster)
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2019-10-11 06:24:53  

Thanks.  Will start with wipe down of alcohol this weekend. Follow with putting it in sunlight for a few days. 

Then I will try powder if needed. 

After that I guess I will strip and bed liner if needed  

Thanks for all the replies   .


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DavidEnoch
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2019-10-11 08:21:52  

Baby powder is the only thing that has worked for me.  It's not ideal, but I have not found another solution besides stripping it and repainting it.

David Enoch


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