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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:13 pm

I need a bit of help. I was casting epoxy, and put the pvc into my vise to let it dry, and I went back just a few minutes ago to see if it was done curing, and all the damn epoxy flowed out and around the cardboard, and onto the vise. What do I do to get it off? Its still sticky and messy, so I will let it harden and try to get it off with a chisel. Does anyone have any tips on getting the epoxy off of the vise?
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Unread postAuthor: cammyd32 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:17 pm

If you have a wallpaper scraper then that might do the job while it is still not solid, once is is not much takes off epoxy apart from abrasion, looks like you will be siitting by your vise for a long time with a bit of wet'n'dry sandpaper. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: far_cry » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:21 pm

with hammer and chisel after completely dried
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:22 pm

warhead052 wrote:all the damn epoxy flowed out and around the cardboard


JSR in his how-to wrote:It's important that the joint is airtight as it has to stop the liquid epoxy seeping through.


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IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE EVERYTHING ALIGNED AND SEALED BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT MIXING THE EPOXY - it will be too late to make adjustments afterwards, this method of construction is VERY unforgiving.


Let it cure, it will chip off. Vices are normally swabbed with grease on the worky parts, it will be relatively easy to remove.
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:41 pm

Ok. Well I got most of it off. Thanks for the tips! My vise still works, just needs a bit of WD40.
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Unread postAuthor: saefroch » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:56 pm

While we're on the subject, anyone got any tips for removing epoxy from a countertop? :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:04 pm

saefroch wrote:While we're on the subject, anyone got any tips for removing epoxy from a countertop? :shock:


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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:31 pm

nail polish remover and a scraper of some sort like the one posted in a previous reply. there is also this stuff thats called "goo gone." worse comes to worse, break out the torch and melt it!
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Unread postAuthor: saefroch » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:13 pm

mattyzip77 wrote:break out the torch and melt it!
That would also melt the countertop. Goo Gone is on it now, I've got a scraper device... no idea what they're called but I know I use them for spackel (spelling?).
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:27 pm

It is called a putty knife my friend. Mostly they are used for plastering, but yes, spackeling too!! :idea:
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Unread postAuthor: saefroch » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:06 pm

Thanks. Got the spill up :)
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