How to remove the epoxy ?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by yaasaay, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. yaasaay
    Joined: May 2011
    Posts: 53
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: saudi arabia

    yaasaay Junior Member

    Hi guys



    Do you know how can I remove epoxy? what is the materials can remove it? because

    I spilled it Accidentally on the grand
     
  2. Landlubber
    Joined: Jun 2007
    Posts: 2,640
    Likes: 124, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 1802
    Location: Brisbane

    Landlubber Senior Member

    ....bit late now mate if the hardener was added, it will have to be mechanically removed. If it is without hardener, you can use epoxy thinner of white vinegar....
     
  3. yaasaay
    Joined: May 2011
    Posts: 53
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: saudi arabia

    yaasaay Junior Member

    I added the hardener
     
  4. vaporvette
    Joined: May 2011
    Posts: 29
    Likes: 1, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 15
    Location: norcal

    vaporvette Junior Member

    what's the grand?
     
  5. rwatson
    Joined: Aug 2007
    Posts: 5,852
    Likes: 290, Points: 83, Legacy Rep: 1749
    Location: Tasmania,Australia

    rwatson Senior Member

    That would be the 'baby grand' ?

    If its on the lid - unscrew the hinges, and take the top down to the workshop and lay it on some sawhorses - then get your belt sander with about 80 grit ........
     
  6. waikikin
    Joined: Jan 2006
    Posts: 2,324
    Likes: 104, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 871
    Location: Australia

    waikikin Senior Member

    Try a heat gun & scraper if its on concrete.
     
  7. Landlubber
    Joined: Jun 2007
    Posts: 2,640
    Likes: 124, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 1802
    Location: Brisbane

    Landlubber Senior Member

    "Try a heat gun & scraper if its on concrete."....best suggestion yet....
     
  8. yaasaay
    Joined: May 2011
    Posts: 53
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: saudi arabia

    yaasaay Junior Member

    the grand is Ceramics
     
  9. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    I think he means ground and it is spilled on to ceramic tiles
     
  10. yaasaay
    Joined: May 2011
    Posts: 53
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: saudi arabia

    yaasaay Junior Member

    sorry I means the ground
     
  11. PAR
    Joined: Nov 2003
    Posts: 19,133
    Likes: 473, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 3967
    Location: Eustis, FL

    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    You can hope it didn't get a good bond because of dirt, floor wax or other surface contamination, but this is an outside shot. Use a putty knife and see how lucky you are. If this doesn't work the only way to remove it will be by grinding it off. You can try heating it with a heat gun and scraping with a putty knife, but you'll never get it all off this way and some grinding will be necessary. It's possible to remove it chemically, though I seriously doubt you can get the combination of chemicals necessary to do the job in SA. Not to mention this method is highly toxic and not remotely recommended for the novice.

    Grind the majority of it off and when the coating gets thin enough you should be able to scrape the rest with little damage, if you're neat and careful with grinding.
     
  12. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    I would suggest the above and then finish of with wet and dry by hand.

    Probably quicker to cut the tiles out and replace.
     
  13. KnottyBuoyz
    Joined: Jul 2006
    Posts: 829
    Likes: 55, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 685
    Location: Iroquois, Ontario

    KnottyBuoyz Provocateur & Raconteur

    I did the same thing once, on the laundry room floor (concrete). I just pulled floor mat over it! The wife wonders why the floor mat doesn't move around all over the place like it used to! :p
     
  14. taow
    Joined: May 2011
    Posts: 94
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: australia

    taow Junior Member

    umm when it hardens hit it with a balled or cone end hammer, then chip the rest up? if its flat cement you should be able to just use a cold chisel on it and split it from the gound,
    if on wood lol have fun
     

  15. PAR
    Joined: Nov 2003
    Posts: 19,133
    Likes: 473, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 3967
    Location: Eustis, FL

    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    A hammer on tile will quickly show why this isn't a good idea Taow. A plastic chisel with a dead blow or hard rubber mallet maybe, though you'll still run the risk of breaking tiles. Grind and scrape is the only safe way.
     
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.