Acetone will not dissolve epoxy. It may, depending on several things
soften its grip enough to allow the item to be removed but this will
depend on how the epoxy was applied what materials are bonded and
the type of epoxy. If the epoxy was applied to properly prepared
surfaces it is unlikely acetone will do the trick.
I don't know where the MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) came into this but
Attack is not acetone or MEK. Attack is dichloromethethane
(methylene chloride) and dimethylformamide both of which are very
dichloromethethane is listed as "Harmful if swallowed or inhaled.
May be harmful by skin contact. Eye and skin irritant. Readily
absorbed through the skin. Asphyxiant. Causes CNS depression.
Possibly carcinogenic in humans. Possible mutagen. Experimental
dimethylformamide is listed as " Harmful by inhalation, ingestion or
skin contact. May act as a carcinogen. Ingestion or absorption
through skin may be fatal. Exposure may result in fetal death.
Long-term exposure may result in kidney or liver damage.
Attack should only be used when you have excellent ventilation and
full safety gear; gloves, goggles, apron etc. I can tell you from
personnel experience it will go right through many types of rubber
gloves, viton or neoprene gloves are highly recommended.
If you are willing to experiment then most hardware stores have a
paint and epoxy remover that contains methylene chloride that you
could try soaking you item in but as with all these types of
projects using strong solvents you need to decide if you are willing
to risk damage to the items involved.
James Binnion Metal Arts
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