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Forum topic by JRod posted 12-30-2009 03:16 AM 2047 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-30-2009 03:16 AM

I would like info. on the removal after it sets ,Red oak today


-- JRod

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#1 posted 12-30-2009 03:30 AM

Any squeeze out will be foam and trims off easy with a sharp knife or chisel. Then just sand down the rest of the residue.

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 03:49 AM

According to Bob Flexner’s book “Understanding Wood Finishing” (an excellent book by the way) ... Epoxy, polyurethane, and plastic-resin adhesives will have to be scraped or sanded off. ... sorry

-- Don

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#3 posted 12-30-2009 04:41 AM

I use a scraper blade to achieve the best results. I scrape till I bring up fine shavings equally across the blade. That way I know I have gotten all the glue residue.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 12:19 AM

I finished removing the glue w/a sharp putty knife


-- JRod

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#5 posted 01-01-2010 10:49 AM

Chisel, razor blades, scraper, power sander, biscuit joiner, sandblaster, hatchet, chainsaw, Pit bulls all come close but I prefer to use Napalmolive. Sorry, just that even trying to grin it off wont work, the stuff is brutal. I used to use it all the time and as usual expect the dreary outcome of huge bleed-out. I used petroleum jelly close to the joints to prevent it from sticking, tape, anything but water! All with minimal success. Only with IPE outdoor furniture will I use it again. Try Titebond III. It’s waterproof & they claim it’s just as strong too. (Grinning helps in the harvesting of clams here in the NorthWest, they just come flying out of the sand, a little known fact. LOL)

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#6 posted 01-01-2010 11:08 AM

chisel and sand—-and now you know the rest of the story.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 01-01-2010 02:51 PM

As the bottle states, “Mechanical means”.
Except on flesh! Any chemical strong enough to remove it from the skin will eat your fingernails also!
The best advise, if you get it on your skin, is to wear it well.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 01-01-2010 02:58 PM

As everyone stated, a sharp knife and sandapaper are the best removal tools.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 01-01-2010 03:15 PM

You could heat the glue, like with a heat gun and remove with scraper. After that dries, then with sanding.

-- Robert M. Herring

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#10 posted 01-01-2010 04:49 PM

I now have Gorilla fingers got it on me and gas etc wont remove I will live with it.

I scraped and sanded the wood as well that worked so so .

Thanks guys


-- JRod

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#11 posted 01-01-2010 05:03 PM

ONce your glue up while using Gorilla Glue starts to foam once it is in the clamps, have a bunch of rags handy and a bottle of Denatured Alcohol which will clean up the squeeze out and also remove the glue form your hands. I worked in the boat building industry for a while and we used Gorilla Glue on most everything along with other epoxies depending on application but the Denatured Alcohol will work like a charm. Just be sure not to soak the glue joint too much but you can wipe the surface until you have a minimal amount of squeeze out equivalent to that of using regular wood glue (Small Bead) which then can easily be removed with a sharp Chisel, scrapper.

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#12 posted 01-01-2010 05:21 PM

Thanks Dan

I will try it on the next project

-- JRod

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