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MissyP

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Sticky situation - removing a bell cap
« on: June 26, 2016, 04:46:55 AM »
Hi folks, I have made a few pendants in the past and use epoxy glue to secure the bell cap. I need to remove one as it must have slipped off centre whilst drying. What do most people use to dissolve the glue?

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Re: Sticky situation - removing a bell cap
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2016, 07:30:54 AM »
Can try putting it in a jar (glass) of acetone overnight.  Should soften the glue enough to remove.


Easiest way is to heat the glue but that wont work in this particular situation.


There is a product called Attack that dissolves glues like this - we have some but cant send in the post but you might be able to find some locally to you.


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Re: Sticky situation - removing a bell cap
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2016, 08:52:40 AM »
try paint stripper it seems to work well.

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Re: Sticky situation - removing a bell cap
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2016, 08:57:39 AM »
I have used acetone many times to remove unwanted epoxy. Remember to wash it afterwards with metho as acetone seems to leave a film which will dull it.

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Re: Sticky situation - removing a bell cap
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2016, 09:54:14 AM »
I have used acetone many times to remove unwanted epoxy. Remember to wash it afterwards with metho as acetone seems to leave a film which will dull it.


I second that. Paint stripper and 'Attack' epoxy remover use the same active ingredient - Dichlorometane (methylene chloride).


https://media1.riogrande.com/Content/Attack-Adhesive-Remover-MSDS.pdf
http://www.recochem.com.au/files/downloads/Paint_Stripper_v5.pdf


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Re: Sticky situation - removing a bell cap
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 07:16:24 PM »
Thanks guys, will give it a go :)

 

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