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  1. #1 what can i use to remove glue???? 
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    i have used EVO-STIK on a threaded bit of brass plumbing and am finding it very difficult to remove manually so I am deciding to persue the chemical route and maybe get some explosions in there at the same time (if possible but not necessary, any excuse really!!!)

    I have got some Sodium Hydroxide but I havent tried hard with it cos i got impatient................

    can anyone recommend anything that may work?

    If it helps I think the glue is neoprene based and the other bit, as said earlier, is brass..........


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    Quote Originally Posted by fatman57
    i have used EVO-STIK on a threaded bit of brass plumbing and am finding it very difficult to remove manually so I am deciding to persue the chemical route and maybe get some explosions in there at the same time (if possible but not necessary, any excuse really!!!)

    I have got some Sodium Hydroxide but I havent tried hard with it cos i got impatient................

    can anyone recommend anything that may work?

    If it helps I think the glue is neoprene based and the other bit, as said earlier, is brass..........
    They have several adhesive products. A solution for one may not work for another. It might help if you are more specific.

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    Evo-Stik products

    As for NaOH on brass...

    Table 26 Applications of Brasses in Aggressive Environments:

    Pumps and valves, room temperature to 60oC at all concentrations up to 30%. Corrosion rates in presence of air at room temperature:

    CuZn29Sn1 4% NaOH 3.3 g/m2/day

    CuZn15 4% NaOH 1.1 g/m2/day

    CuZn40Pb3 33% NaOH 0.0 g/m2/day


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    it was CONTACT that i used..................

    never heard of GOOF OFF i'll see if I can find some............looks like interesting stuff.

    the best i have seen but can't remember the name of is something a friend used..............they were looking for caustic soda and found an alternative that reacts violently with metals..........it was frothing and foaming but really cleaned the stuff up........thats kinda what i was looking for simply because i know it works and is fun to play with even though its a little more dangerous.............
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    Acetone or toluene
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    I have found that gasoline works as a solvent quite often.
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    got pure acetone and marinated it for a while - worked a treat, i hardly had to touch the stuff it just fell off.....................thanks!!!!
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    Great, Better living thru Chemistry ,I always say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzlooney
    Great, Better living thru Chemistry ,I always say.
    couldn't agree more.............
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    BTW, Goof-Off is xylene plus marketing.
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