**To achieve the best look: Socs should be installed with the sewn seam along the inside (front) of the magazine. Images are placed by us to that fitment. If you'd like them made with the sewn seam facing the backside of the mag please contact us or leave notes in your order at checkout. If you choose to use aloe gel to help with installation you may need to readjust your Soc on your magazine once the gel has evaporated. Aloe gel can also be used on the front of the Socs to condition and renew the rubber imagery areas.
Mag Socs fit very tightly onto the bottom half of your magazines. They can be installed without anything at all but will slide on easier with some assistance. We recommend starting the install with no gel on the Soc. Once you have the Soc a quarter or halfway on, apply a small amount of aloe gel to the inside of the Soc that is hanging off the bottom of the magazine. Make sure the gel covers every area of the inside of the Soc that has not been installed yet. Then simply grab the Soc from the top and pull. Alternate grabbing points on the Soc as necessary to make sure it slides on evenly and looks just how you want. The Soc can be repositioned on the magazine at any time but is much easier to move around before gel evaporates. Wipe off any excess gel from the bottom of the magazine with a lint free cloth and you are good to go.
There are many magazine manufacturers and our products fit onto pretty much all of them. Some polymer magazines are easier than others to install Socs onto. For instance: PMAGS™ are larger than HexMags™ and may take a little longer on install. We do not recommend using aloe gel to install Socs onto HexMag™. They are thinner and fairly easy to install Polymer Socs onto with nothing at all. Also HexMags have larger crevices that the aloe gel gets trapped in and cause buildup underneath the Soc. It wont hurt anything but will take longer to evaporate and set.
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*Note: Do not allow contact of Socs with hot rifle barrels or uppers. Socs - hot barrel contact = burned rubber. Also avoid contact with gun cleaning solvents as best as possible. To clean use a mostly water/ soap solution, if necessary, and lint free cloth. Afterwards aloe vera gel can be used to condition image area of Soc.