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e3_Scott
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Found this out by accident one day and ill be doing this from now on.



Excellent tips, I have also been using a heat gun to get epoxy off my carbon rods, takes a little time and patience and I am careful not to damage the carbon with too much heat in one spot at a time, but it works well, then I wipe the carbon down with some rubbing alcohol to clean it off for the next glue application.

Good job putting the video together...

Cheers,

Scott
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ghostrider03z
Thanks scott. I have wrecked some rods with too much heat before . I am pretty surprised by how easy hot glue peels off carbon rods. I'm sick of wrecking my rods by shaving the glue off with knifes at times.
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Thanks scott. I have wrecked some rods with too much heat before . I am pretty surprised by how easy hot glue peels off carbon rods. I'm sick of wrecking my rods by shaving the glue off with knifes at times.



I have found hot glue to be a little easier to get off most things than epoxy is, epoxy takes a little heat to get it off, maybe even a little nail polish remover, I would just be worried that the acetone might weaken the carbon, oh well, a little time and patience is worth it to save a few $$$ buying new carbon for every plane I build.

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ghostrider03z
I could only imagine epoxy being way tougher to get off. I mean, thats why guys use it in their nicer planes because it holds better!
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rcflyer729
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Found this out by accident one day and ill be doing this from now on.

That's a good idea but i use epoxy to glue my carbon in.
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e3_Scott
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I could only imagine epoxy being way tougher to get off. I mean, thats why guys use it in their nicer planes because it holds better!



It's not too bad, sometimes you get lucky and big pieces of it will just kind of flake off if they are brittle, but with a little patience and heat from the heat gun, the epoxy will come off. It won't be perfect, but most of the pieces I clean off I reuse as spars or reinforcement anyway, so if there is a little glue left behind it isn't that critical as they seem to take enough epoxy to hold them in there.

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It's not too bad, sometimes you get lucky and big pieces of it will just kind of flake off if they are brittle, but with a little patience and heat from the heat gun, the epoxy will come off. It won't be perfect, but most of the pieces I clean off I reuse as spars or reinforcement anyway, so if there is a little glue left behind it isn't that critical as they seem to take enough epoxy to hold them in there.

Cheers,

Scott

thanks i will try that
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e3_Scott
Hi everyone -

Just stumbled on another good way to get the last little bits of epoxy off a carbon rod, I was doing some sanding with really fine sandpaper, I think about 150 grit and gave it a try on a carbon tube I was hoping to reuse. I just held the sandpaper in my hand like a taco and ran the tube lightly back and forth through it, worked awesome! Took off the epoxy and just a tiny bit of carbon, but also roughed up the surface to take glue on the next use!

I'm sure it has been done before and I don't know why I didn't think of it before, works great. Just don't breathe in any of the epoxy or carbon dust...I doubt either is very good for you!

Cheers,

Scott
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ghostrider03z
Hey thanks scott for the info on removing epoxy, good ideas
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rcflyer729
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Hi everyone -

Just stumbled on another good way to get the last little bits of epoxy off a carbon rod, I was doing some sanding with really fine sandpaper, I think about 150 grit and gave it a try on a carbon tube I was hoping to reuse. I just held the sandpaper in my hand like a taco and ran the tube lightly back and forth through it, worked awesome! Took off the epoxy and just a tiny bit of carbon, but also roughed up the surface to take glue on the next use!

I'm sure it has been done before and I don't know why I didn't think of it before, works great. Just don't breathe in any of the epoxy or carbon dust...I doubt either is very good for you!

Cheers,

Scott

great idea thanks
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I have found hot water makes hot glue come off very easily. Just hold the rod under hot running water for a bit and it softens right up and comes off cleanly with little effort.
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