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[Looking4] Attack epoxy remover


#1

Hi All,

I am TA’ing a wonderful class at Marc Adams Woodworking School in
Pietra Dura. Does anybody in the Indianapolis area have some Attack,
epoxy remover? Please let me know. We are heading into day 4 of our 5
day workshop and it would be great if one of our students could
complete his project. We had an epoxy mixing mishap.

If there is an alternative to Attack which is ready available near
Franklin, or anyone could help us, I would be very appreciative.

Thank you,
Karen Christians


#2

Karen,

Attack is basically a methyl chloride (dichloromethane)
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/rw [pdf file]

Which is the same stuff has used in Paint strippers, but you want
the nasty kind that say wear gloves and use in a well ventilated
place :wink:

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/rx [pdf file]

Both MSDS are in the top 3 of a quick Google

Kay


#3

Xylol or MEK available in most hardware stores will break down epoxy
overnight in a container.


#4

Karen,

Try Jox Jox at (317) 542-8855. If they don’t stock Attack they might
know somebody you can contact to borrow a bit.

John


#5

My understanding is that liquid paint stripper from your local
hardware store is basically the same thing as Attack.

Mark


#6
My understanding is that liquid paint stripper from your local
hardware store is basically the same thing as Attack. 

Not true, Most hardware stores carry something that is like a gel.
Attack is a liquid and is MUCH more concentrate and stronger. You can
purchase it through Armstrong Tool and Supply.


#7

Thank you everyone for your responses on and offline. Love this
group.

My student did find some paint stripper and we tried that. Good
practice to make tests. We discovered that yes, it did remove the
epoxy, but…the stones that were used in the Pietra Dure process
were reconstituted with resin. Oops. The experiment was good to do
and as a class we learned a lot.

Sometimes you have to don your lab coat and test out your hunches.

Thanks all,
Karen Christians
www.cleverwerx.com


#8

Hi,

Try JASCO Premium Paint and Epoxy Remover. Available in the paint
thinner section of most hardware stores. It’s in a semi paste form
and I have found it works in about 15 minutes or so to remove epoxy
from gemstones and metal. It says it’s good for wood as well.

Good luck!
Liz


#9

Hi Steve,

Not true, Most hardware stores carry something that is like a gel.
Attack is a liquid and is MUCH more concentrate and stronger. You
can purchase it through Armstrong Tool and Supply. 

Not to argue, but I do regularly buy liquid paint stripper at the
hardware store. They also have gel or semi-paste but that’s not what
you want for this application. I can’t speak to the concentration of
Attack, but the liquid stripper is cheaper and more readily
available. At least it’s another option.

Mark


#10

I have used methylene chloride (Attack, paint stripper) for over 25
years to destroy epoxy bonds.

The best and strongest is Kleen Strip Premium Sprayable. Has “15
minutes” marked on the can. I find it to be 2-3 times faster than
Attack, which is simply re-packaged paint stripper sold at a high
price.

Note that methylene chloride is a VERY powerful carcinogenic, use
all precautions, including proper ventilation (hood), eye and skin
protection. A single drop in your eye will change your life forever…

Wayne Emery
thelittlecameras.com