Re: [bolger] Removing sticky half-cured goop
- I tried to "eyeball" a ratio last Summer making a repair to my
surf-tossed dory, with the predictable result being a big wad of
half-cured epoxy goop.
I removed as much as I could with various pieces of wood (I didn't
want to have to clean the tools), then went after the remaining film
with acetone. The acetone made short work of it.
>Heat and a putty knife works about a good as anything for sticky uncured--
>epoxy. A paint heat gun or even a hair dryer really softens the stuff to
>where it can be scrapped off fairly easy. After that, use a stronger
>solvent to get the rest. Maybe acetone.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "futabachan" <futabachan@...>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 1:29 PM
>Subject: [bolger] Removing sticky half-cured goop
>> With the advent of warmer weather hereabouts, I'm trying to get my
>> Gull finished and in the water in time for the opening of the Erie
>> Canal. I've repaired the damage from the delamination, and removed
>> the bit of seam tape where the epoxy didn't cure, but I still have
>> rather a lot of sticky mess inside my boat at various points. I've
>> tried rubbing it with vinegar, and was going to try wet sanding with
>> vinegar next; is there a better way to get it out?
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