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Old 06-25-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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Solvent for Vulkem and Parbond

Does anybody know what the best solvents to use for removing residual cured parbond and vulkem(trempro). Choices include, acetone, laquaer thinner, mineral spirits, MEK etc. Would be interested in what U guys are trying. George

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Old 06-25-2009, 09:07 PM   #2
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Mineral Spirits takes it off pretty well. I'm not sure I would use lacquer thinner on clearcoat. If you don't have clearcoat, the lacquer thinner works pretty well too.


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Old 06-25-2009, 09:14 PM   #3
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Some say for Vulkem the best is Hoppes #9 ( nitro bore cleaner) as in gun cleaning supplies. I have not found that to be the case. I have found W-D-40 to be as good as anything, and still there is alot of work involved. No magic solvent I have read about in lots of these threads.
Maybe some combo of the two would be dynamite.??

I have no experience that I know of with parbond removal. Sorry.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:40 AM   #4
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Well I can answer my own post today. MEK takes it off like nobody's buisness. DO NOT use MEK on anything that is clear coated or painted. It acts a paint remover as well. It was OK in my case because I was preparing to get the Argosy painted. Just thought I'd let others know what I learned. G
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the "magic" remover is a heat gun...preferably one with a small nozzle that can be carefully aimed. the one I borrowed is used for de-soldering printed circuit boards, and heating up heat-shrink tubing, and such. the nozzle was about the size of a dime. Anyway, the heat softened it right up, and peeled off like magic with a plastic scraper.
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