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Old 09-15-2006, 12:11 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by pat
Oups should of read more carefully........thanks.

Actually Pat you can soften cured epoxy with heat, had to do it the other night to help a newbie fix his plane. It won't become liquid but will become soft enough so you can easily cut it with a knife.
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If your goal is to speed-up cure time and/or increase the flow rate of the epoxy, do what I've been doing for some time:

...take a 1lb coffee can or similar, the type of can with a plastic lid, fill it with hot water, place the lid on the can, then mix your two part epoxy directly on the plastic lid. The epoxy will cure more quickly and will flow like water. Once you're finished and the left over epoxy has hardened on the plastic lid, the epoxy simply and easily peels off

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Thank You Terry. I will give it a try.

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or it can be mixed on those milky-white cutting boards sold at wally world. Or that hi-density pvc used in making motor mounts for SPAD's.

Dries and then pops off pretty easy too (I usually use a flat head screwdriver and just give it a quick scrape or two).
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I use a heat gun while mixing when I want a thinner mixture (like when applying to a wing joiner. It dries a lot faster this way so, if you're using the 5 minute stuff you have to work really fast!
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For removing epoxy after being set and you have lots of time like a couple of days then you can use alcohol. Keep a damp towel on it and keep the epoxy wet if possible. All depends how thick it is for time but a few years ago I had a new formula 1 that I sprung a leak in and did not realize it until to late. Was in a race and all of a sudden it was hard to control but not out of it so I could land. On inspection my firewall/engine was cockeyed and at the front of the compartment. Was not hard to put back in service after cleaning.
A tip for the guys with epoxy fuses is after you have a leak, clean it out thoroughly especially around the firewall. If you can't reach it use something like K2R to dry it up.
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Re: Epoxy + microwave

Originally Posted by michel gravelle
Has anyone ever tryed warming epoxy in the microwave Or is this a crazy question :


How do you get the plane in?
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Get a big miccrowave , silly

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Originally Posted by michel gravelle

Get a big microwave , silly

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