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06-07-2009 07:46 PM  9 years agoPost 1
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i've gotten a little epoxy on my fuse while i was fixing some broken guns. it's a painted airwolf fuse and i had some epoxy on my finger that i didn't notice until after it had dried. does anyone know how to get it off without screwing up my paint?

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06-07-2009 07:53 PM  9 years agoPost 2
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acetone will melt epoxie, but it will also melt the paint. i would just wait until the epoxie cures rock hard, then scrape it off.

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06-07-2009 08:31 PM  9 years agoPost 3
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06-07-2009 09:52 PM  9 years agoPost 4
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Good luck, it'll probably take the paint off no matter what you do. Best bet is let it cure and use a fingernail and try to pop it off. Good luck

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06-07-2009 10:02 PM  9 years agoPost 5
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how bad is it? have a pic?I also know one other way.

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06-07-2009 10:18 PM  9 years agoPost 6
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Ok take a heat gun and heat it up just enough to loosen the epoxy
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I use the heat gun all the time if I am recovering a plane or doing repairs on one I heat up the joints with the heat gun and wiggle the part loose. I also just heat up the fuse enough on my scale ones to loosen the epoxy works like a charm.

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06-07-2009 10:26 PM  9 years agoPost 7
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no acetone or no heat

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06-07-2009 10:32 PM  9 years agoPost 8
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yea its a polishing wheel felt. if your not carefull you will burn the paint off with it. the heat just a little bit pops the epoxy off.

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06-07-2009 11:21 PM  9 years agoPost 9
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Any spinning Dremel wheel may damage the finish. Use a fingernail as suggested after it cures or a very well & carefully placed X-Acto knife laid on it's egde.

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06-07-2009 11:32 PM  9 years agoPost 10
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thanks
i appreciate all input and will try to get this stuff off in probaby all steps first picking...then cursing a little, then rubbing with something...then cursing a little more, etc...etc.. ha ha. thanks guys....hope i don't screw it up,it has a mint paint job on it.

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06-07-2009 11:41 PM  9 years agoPost 11
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if you end up scratching the clear. gently wet sand the damaged area with 600 grit, then 1000, then 1500, then 2000, then polish with a rubbing compound. you will never know anything happened.

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06-07-2009 11:57 PM  9 years agoPost 12
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Only when you damage the "Clear" Coat. Then you can use polishing cloths which will make it nice and shiny again.

http://www.micromark.com/MICRO-MESH...G-KIT,7601.html

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