5928Re: [midatlanticretro] Important museum update
- Aug 6, 2007Dan Roganti wrote:
> A blowtorch, as suggested previously, has a much higher temp than aI've done a fair amount of work restoring old wooden fireplace mantles.
> heatgun, >1000F
> At least with a heatgun, you can use the low setting , usually 700/800F
> Even a heatgun can cause burn spots in wood if not used correctly.
> In combination with the large surface area of the sheet metal doorframe
> creates a heatsink which disperses the heat.
> An old trick I always do on a window pane is to cover the window glass
> with sheet metal to protect it from cracking under the heat when
> removing old paint.
I've found that there are quite a few solvents out there that work
just as well as heat, but are much more gentle. Just read some of the
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