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Removing a Devcon 2 Ton finish
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 07:01 PM
Oh man, let me tell you, (and no offense intended here to anybody) that was the most horrible job I've ever had.
I couldn't get the knife under it to "peel it right off".
I tried to "boil it" for no more than 1 minute, the trap looked like a prego bass and lop-sided at that. So I ended up throwing it away and buying a new one to replace it and refinish that one.
After tihs experience, I'm really sold on Devcon...tuff stuff for sure. If I couldn't get through it, what chance does a mere fishie have... even the toothy ones.
Posted 29 June 2004 - 07:41 PM
LOL!!! You should have slapped it on the counter a few times to crack the finish and it would have come right off!
JMO and funnin you!
"Son of Etex Devil"
Okay Skeeter.... LOL.... have at me!
Posted 29 June 2004 - 10:35 PM
The best way to remove Devcon is with Acetone. That is the best shot that you have.
I'm an old hippy....... PEACE !!
Posted 30 June 2004 - 12:37 AM
Just as an experiment the other day I took a Devcon covered bait and dropped it directly on the pavement in my garage. I dropped it again and again and finally after maybe 10 tries noticed a small chip near the nose of the bait. Took out the trusty Leatherman and tried to start peeling the stuff off...couldn't do it. I could get tiny pieces to splinter but never could get a large section to peel off. So long as the paint/stencil you have under the devcon has secured itself to the wood I think the Devcon will hold....just my experience.
Posted 30 June 2004 - 09:42 AM
I have Acetone and never thought of it .
If there is a "next time" I'll try that.
Posted 30 June 2004 - 09:53 AM
If there is a "next time" Terry just throw it away and start over. It will take you far less time to rebuild from scratch then it does to deal with that mess. I can have a lure body ready for paint in 20 minutes. If you are interested in knowing how various products effect Devcon go to Devcon.com and check out the "technical data sheets".