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How to Remove Dried Epoxy?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I somehow left a small epoxy filled brush on a dining room table. Don't ask me how. It is the slow setting kind of epoxy and it is completely dry (cured). How can I remove the epoxy without destroying the table finish? I have been scraping the edges of the epoxy with a razor blade - but, the small brush head is still stuck to the table.

Help!
post #2 of 22
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Originally posted by surfcaster1:
I somehow left a small epoxy filled brush on a dining room table. Don't ask me how. It is the slow setting kind of epoxy and it is completely dry (cured). How can I remove the epoxy without destroying the table finish? I have been scraping the edges of the epoxy with a razor blade - but, the small brush head is still stuck to the table.

Help!
post #3 of 22
try freezing the spot with a safe aerosol productthat uses freon type gas as propellant,then you should be able to lift off the brush. if epoxy on carpet DONT DONT try rubbing it off,let it set then crush it with pliers or snip out the affected tuft/s.
post #4 of 22
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Originally posted by doctor fly:
try freezing the spot with a safe aerosol productthat uses freon type gas as propellant
Let me know where you find that, freon was phased out as a household propellant 20 years ago due to ozone issues.

Sorry, can't help you with the epoxy issue. Contact the epoxy manufacturer for suggestions.
post #5 of 22
get yourself one of those air in a can things that you use to dust a computer. Hold it upside-down and shoot. I'll freeze it in an instant. Should pop right off.
post #6 of 22
ooooops!i certainly didnt mean to advise anyone to attract extra sunburn,try also your deodorantsprayed really close and then flick it off.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your recommedations.
post #8 of 22
Only thing I know that will reliably remove cured epoxy is laquer thinner. Depending on what finish is on your table it will probably reliably remove that as well. If you have to go that route in the end do it in a well ventilate area and take precations for nasty stuff.
post #9 of 22

Just convince everyone it must have already been there when you first got the table and you just noticed it.....no biggie. I would... or just blame the kids...

post #10 of 22

Edited after writing a nice long detailed solution......must remember to look at date of OP.. not last post....

 How did you make out with the table?banghead.gif

post #11 of 22
He's still working on it.
post #12 of 22

Well I certainly would have advised extreme patience for a successful repair...wood finishishing requires a delicate touch that can't be rushed.

post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Woodpecker View Post

Edited after writing a nice long detailed solution......must remember to look at date of OP.. not last post....
 How did you make out with the table?banghead.gif

It's just great when new guys join and dig up 5, 6, 7 year old threads that they can comment in and get their thread post count up so they can sell in the BST
post #14 of 22
Nope wasn't my plan at all. I have no i ntention if selling anything on the site. Just trying to get to know a few people .Don't worry speckhunter I will be sure this is my last post.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by speckhunter80 View Post

It's just great when new guys join and dig up 5, 6, 7 year old threads that they can comment in and get their thread post count up so they can sell in the BST

It's just great when new guys, relative to some of us, chase even newer guys off the site. Take a chill pill. biggrin.gif
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