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Old 27 June 2019, 14:06   #1
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Removing a transducer fixed with epoxy

I want to remove a sonar transducer that has been secured with epoxy inside my hull.

Are there any chemicals that will breakdown the epoxy without harming the GRP?

I'm wary of using brute force in case I take some GRP with it.

Any ideas?
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Old 28 June 2019, 02:17   #2
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If it's useless and access allows, I would break as much of the old transducer away by hand and grind the rest away with a 4.5" angle grinder, using googles and a face mask.

Just be careful to only touch the flowcoat with the wheel.

Anything that will dissolve the epoxy will dissolve your boat.
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Old 02 July 2019, 12:39   #3
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Sounds like a job for a multi tool to me. They’re amazing
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Another way to tackle Epoxy
Break it down as suggested if it aids access ...then heat an old thin bladed table knife or similar ...(you may be able to bend it if that helps) a gas blow torch is ideal... and it will easily go through the Epoxy
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Sounds like a job for a multi tool to me. They’re amazing
+1 multi tool all the way best bit of kit ever
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