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Removing Devcon 2 Ton?

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Has any ever removed d2t after it has cured? I have a bunch of baits for a guy to repaint, only problem, they were custom painted and cleared w/ d2t. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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No chemical will remove cured epoxy. I use a small knife with a thin sharp blade, like a small Swiss Army knife. Get under the epoxy and pry it off in sheets. Heating the epoxy will make the process easier/faster. Someone on TU reported torching the epoxy at high temp as a fast way to remove it. Where bait buoyancy is not an issue, you can just lightly sand epoxy, paint it, and clearcoat it. It takes about 10-15 mins to pry all of the epoxy off an average size bass crankbait. If you have a big bunch to do, it will be a PITA.

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Well, I used a propane torch and a dull X-acto knife blade, and it actually worked really well. Just had to be extremely careful not to overheat the bait itself. When you get the d2t heated up, take the X- knife and scrap a spot to get it started, and start peeling off. It cools off rather quickly, so repeat,heat, scrap, peel. Did a dozen baits in 30 minutes. Just don't overheat!!!

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Plastic, and all Lucky Crafts!!!! So I was extra cautious! But after a couple, you get a feel for when you have it heated just right. If the top coat bubbles up, no more heat, but I try not to let it get to that point.

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You took an aweful big chance there with some top dollar lures...........If it were me I would have been nervous and sweating on the first one.

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