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Old Jun 10, 2012, 01:27 AM
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Best method to remove old EconoKote film?

Well, like the subject says, I am looking for the best way to remove some old Econokote from a skinned wing. I am pretty sure this film is the low temp variety.

I want to remove this stuff, it is old and saggy. I plan to glass the skins and need to get all the old stuff off. I started to just pull it back and the clear part of the film started to separate leaving the color stuck to the skin, so I tried briefly to apply heat but it did not seem to help.


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Old Jun 11, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Heat was the only way I could get it off of wood, and then it was hit or miss.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 04:38 PM
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I just finished doing this on an old ultra stick. Quite a bit of color was left behind even using heat. I tried wiping with acetone which DID remove more but it also imbeded some the color into the wood grain. Since I was recovering with ultracoat white, I couldnt have that. What I finally had to resort to was a heat gun and a blade. Heated up the color, then scraped lightly with a curved blade. Tedious but it got almost all of it off.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 05:49 PM
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