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Old 19 May 2007, 16:35   #1
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solvent for sikaflex

Help!

I am taking out the "temporary sausage" from the end of my tube ready to fit the "full size sausages" Paul Tilley made for me, but I stuck the damn thing in with Sikaflex - forget 2 part Bostik whatsit, black sikaflex sticks to hypalon like nothing else on earth

So - my question is (as I have given up for the night - too dark!) is there anything that will help me remove the sikaflex from inside the end of the tube but won't damage the hypalon? or is it going to be hours and hours of elbow grease (spent 1.5 hours and got about 1/4 of the way round so far...)

I did wonder about silicone eater or something but I don't suppose sikaflex is the same sort of stuff as silicone sealant? and in any case it might eat the hypalon too and I don't want that!

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Old 19 May 2007, 16:51   #2
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My missus got the sikaflex off my boat no problem, think she used elbow grease and lots of cloths. What about nail varnish remover?
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Old 19 May 2007, 17:00   #3
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Stephen, once sikaflex has cured I dont think there is a solvent that touches it. The only way I got off the stuff that was left once I removed my jockey seat was using a hot air gun to warm it up and make it pliable then used my thumb to rub it off the deck safe to say I had some fairly big blisters on my thumbs by the end

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removing sikaflex

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Have you tried Bostik thinners?

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I haven't tried anything yet - ran out of daylight and today has now been allocated to doing something else but I will try the thinners (haven't got Bostik but I do have the Polymarine thinners that I got with all the glue I shipped down) otherwise I was going to try a bit of heat and rolling it off - it started to peel off quite well but obviously wasn't properly bonded in that part as the rest of it is a bugger to shift, get a loose end with a pair of pliers and it stretches and stretches and stretches then a tiny bit pings off and you start again. Very frustrating...

Not made any easier by the fact it is in the floppy open end of the tube so I don't really have anything to rub against.

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Can you not use a sharp stanley blade or similar? And slice it
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Sikaflex can be removed usually with white spitit while still uncured, but once cured it will have to be abraded or cut off.
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Can you not use a sharp stanley blade or similar? And slice it
Bit worried about slicing the tube as well - I'd do that if it was on a hard surface like the deck, but I'm trying to get it off a single layer of hypalon hanging in mid air with nothing to scrape against.

I could leave it there but there are a few humps and bumps and I am pretty sure that it would chafe through the "sausage" and I don't want more flatness

The best thing would be if I could lop about 4 inches off the end of the tube but I can't afford to lose any more unfortunately.
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There's a solvent called Anti-Bond, which is supposed to take 3M's 5200 sealant off. I have never used it, but seeing that both 5200 and SikaFlex are both urethane adhesives, it might be worth a try (assuming you can get it where you are, Stephen.)

http://www.boatersworld.com/product/376970950msk.htm

Caveat:
http://www.marineformula.com/testimonials/oc.htm

And the product they were advertising:
http://www.marineformula.com


Hope this helps;

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