I just got back from one of the local stores selling automotive paints and I got some gel that is suppose to be some great stuff. I took a little piece of the epoxy with me and it seems to be working. The epoxy appears to be slowly dissolving. I’ll try it on my frame tomorrow and if it works I’ll order some more of this stuff. It costs EUR 10 per liter so it’s not terribly expensive.
I’m not a huge fan of burning the epoxy off. One, because of the high temperature required and two because of toxic fumes. I hope I can dissolve it and then finish off with sandblasting. The frame will then be powdercoated.
Tom in PL
The only ways to get inside the enclosed sections are by burning the epoxy off in an oven, or washing it off chemically. I've done both, the chemical option is better because it leaves no ash residue, but is more expensive
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From: "'Tom' dmctom@xxxxxxxxx [dmcnews]" <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [DML] Stripping Fascias?
Date: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:59
Now, where do I find an oven that’s big enough... I would have to cut the frame into little pieces to fit it inside my oven but then why would I care about stripping it ;)
I was just thinking... after seeing what brake fluid does to the frame, maybe I should just cover it with that stuff and then have it sand blasted. Epoxy softened by the fluid should come off fairly easily.
Tom in PL
Using paint stripper to remove epoxy is a hard and tedious job.
Best way to get rid of epoxy is the oven: burning off the epoxy using heat.
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