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ctuna



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:16 pm    Post subject: Boom grip stripping chemical ? Reply with quote

https://vimeo.com/79958366.

This guy from Severne says not to use acetone or toluene.
He says to use automotive paint thinner . But what is
the chemical in automotive paint thinner since there
may be more than one type?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe xylene? It's a pretty good yet fairly mild solvent, used by detailers for tar on cars. "Goof Off" might be a good choice.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xylene works well.

Dave Dominy from Streamlined recommended toluene (which is the solvent used in most good contact cement). Neither is sold in CA.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used naphtha, lighter fluid as a solvent for contact cement. It's got to be mild, people hold lighters in their pants pockets!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Hey Kevin I sent you some emails also Reply with quote

Hey Kevin I sent you some emails
I would like to have you do it .
Please respond.
Whatever the guy used in that video that he called automotive
paint thinner it looked like the old material just fell off and left
a clean surface.
I sure don't want to use something that will
melt the epoxy/carbon.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used Lacquer thinner and didn't damage the boom at all. I scrubbed with "plastic wool" in a finer 'grit' to remove the residue.
I also saw the Severne video and was worried, so I tested it in a small area before committing to it. Use it in a well ventilated area.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do this in a WELL ventilated garage: NOT the basement! Do this as a favor to the people with whom you live.
Also: wear gloves!!! You'll need chemical gloves, latex won't last long with most strong solvents. You can get chemical gloves at any hardware store. These chemicals are bad for you, and are readily absorbed through the skin and lungs.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Boom grip stripping chemical ? Reply with quote

I suggest gasoline, soak the boom and lit it on fire. The grip will melt right off Twisted Evil

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ctuna



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Goof Off Reply with quote

I bought some goof off and tested it on a piece of broken boom
I had laying around, after putting some contact cement on it.
(Thanks for the suggestion)
It soften it up so it can be rubbed of pretty easily. I am going
to let the test piece set in the goof off over night and see if there
is any degradation. Looks like it might work.

I used to use some nasty solvents when I was young and working
on cars to get the grease off probably benzene. I don't have cancer and am not dead but I wouldn't do that again.

If you look at the Severne video that guy has no gloves no mask.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Well Goof Off works pretty well Reply with quote

Well Goof Off works pretty well
Maybe too well I was just going to do a small section
and ended up creating a bigger one.
But the glue on the boom id liquefied and you can rub
it right off with a paper towel.
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