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