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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:05 pm

Is there any acid or something I can use to scrape off a thin layer of epoxy from metal? I messed up while putting a metal tip to my barrell..
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:27 pm

You could probably just sand it off, or use thinners to get it off. I disencourage you to use an acid, because if it accidentally goes on th eother epoxy, it will weaken it (which is not good)
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:54 pm

I don't wanna sand it, I wanna keep the gloss efffect of the metal..Will try thinner though i heard it can dull the metal :?

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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:04 pm

Method 1:
Put the metal in the kitchen oven.

Turn the oven to the "clean" cycle.

Evacuate the house until the "clean" cycle is complete because of the toxic gases epoxy will probably make as it burns off the metal.

Let it cool.

Method 2:
Nuke it with a propane torch.

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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:08 pm

:cussing: wtf.. I'm using a plastic barrell.Plus thats retarded..what will my mum say if I told her I used her oven to burn..
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:10 pm

If you have a gas grill it would probably work. Stick it in there, crank up the gas and leave until it's done. Then you don't have to be around it.
Otherwise, scrape it off and just repolish the metal.
I think epoxy is pretty impervious to most solvents. But, if you find one, don't worry about it harming the metal. It may leave a residue behind, but once you get it cleaned all the way, it won't look any different than before.
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:13 pm

Would using a buffer remove it(combined with solvent)? I dont have gas grill any other ways?
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:27 pm

Epoxy is meant to stay on and it will.
Just get over your infatuation with your faggy shiny barrel and snad the crap off.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:02 pm

Is there any acid or something I can use to scrape off a thin layer of epoxy from metal?


I'm using a plastic barrell.


Well, which is it?

Acetone is effective at dissolving 2 part epoxies.
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:25 pm

Epoxy is pretty brittle. A hammer and chisel should do or just a flathead scewdriver.
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:07 am

I'm using a plastic barrel with a metal tip epoxied on(for aesthetics).
@MisterSteve124: tried it before posting..Its too thin.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:12 am

flamerz14 wrote:wtf.. I'm using a plastic barrell.Plus thats retarded..what will my mum say if I told her I used her oven to burn..


Don't come bitching to us if you're not going to take us seriously. A suggestion should be taken gratefully, not rudely.
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:15 am

Sorry :( ...i wasnt trying to [female doggy] you all..was in a bad mood at that time and at first it seemed retarded.
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Unread postAuthor: clide » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:29 am

It was actually a good suggestion because you never said it was epoxied to a plastic barrel. Even then the propane torch may work depending on your arrangement and if you are careful. I saw some guys who use epoxy as part of their job using propane torches to clean off their tools.

Or you could sand it like suggested above and then polish it to make it shiny again.
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:31 am

Wouldn't there be scratch marks though? and..I always fail to polish metal :D
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