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Old 08-21-2002, 08:00 PM
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Default How to get epoxy off threaded bolts ?

What is the best way to get epoxy off threaded bolts ? Can not replace bolts, since they are glued in place, and now have some hard epoxy on the threaded part.
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Try using your heat gun. The epoxy will run and you should be able to wipe most of it off.
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Default How to get epoxy off threaded bolts ?

Heat gun or soldering iron, melt it off.

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Default How to get epoxy off threaded bolts ?

It's okay to burn it off, but be sure to do it outside. Yes, I know it's Houston - hot and humid - but epoxy smoke is toxic.

Depending on how easy it is to get to the bolts, I would first try a wire brush. Really though, it's probably not a big deal if you just have a little bit on the threads. The normal stress of going through a nut should shear most of the epoxy into a powdery mess that can then be brushed off easily.
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Default REMOVING EPOXY

so i take it the microwave method is out of the question oucch lol lol just kidding like what was suggested are some of the best ways... good luck
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Default epoxy release agent

The mentioned methods will work fine for loosening the epoxy. If you get into a situation where there is something you don't want epoxy to stick to...coat the surface with furniture past wax. The wax will keep the epoxy from bonding to that surface.
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Default How to get epoxy off threaded bolts ?

If the area is open use a die of the same thread as the bolt. Cleans out the threads real nice. Good excuse to got to the local home building center.
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Default How to get epoxy off threaded bolts ?

taildraggin's, method is the method I use when dealing with epoxy and bolts although I use Vaseline instead of wax. I learnt this trick from my painting experience. No matter what you are doing if you don't want another substance to get on it coat it with Vaseline and then just wipe if off when you are done.

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