Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: alternative brush cleaner for removing resin!!  (Read 2388 times)

martno1fan

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,502
  • Location: Blackpool
alternative brush cleaner for removing resin!!
« on: September 28, 2006, 06:45:55 PM »

hi today i was fibreglassing only to realize i had no acetone or wifes nail varnish remover which ive used in an emergency before.i had a think and tried mr muscle kitchen cleaner(lemon)i sprayed a bit on my hand to remove some id got on my hand and off it came.so i removed the top and poured some into an empty jar and popped my brush in and yep you guessed it same result.so if you need a cheap alternative to acetone try this stuff !!hey the missus says its also good for the hob!! whatever next  ::).
Logged

martno1fan

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,502
  • Location: Blackpool
Re: alternative brush cleaner for removing resin!!
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2006, 02:13:23 PM »

well i thought it was worth posting :'(!
Logged

Colin Bishop

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,133
  • Location: SW Surrey, UK
Re: alternative brush cleaner for removing resin!!
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2006, 02:34:53 PM »

It was! Thank you. I wonder what's in it - I'll have a look when i do the shopping this afternoon (makes a break from decorating). :)
Logged

martno1fan

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,502
  • Location: Blackpool
Re: alternative brush cleaner for removing resin!!
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2006, 04:27:45 PM »

It was! Thank you. I wonder what's in it - I'll have a look when i do the shopping this afternoon (makes a break from decorating). :)
to be honest who cares all i know is it works great,my brush was clean as a whistle after a quick dip in the stuff,must point out it was polyester resin .might need to test it on epoxy but i dont see why it wont work .
Logged

Colin Bishop

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,133
  • Location: SW Surrey, UK
Re: alternative brush cleaner for removing resin!!
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2006, 05:23:03 PM »

Just thought that if it's good at dissolving resin it might be good at dissolving me! Not much info on the bottle except to wash your hands afterwards! I've got a GRP job coming up on my 1:1 scale boat so I'll stock up beforehand.
Logged

martno1fan

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,502
  • Location: Blackpool
Re: alternative brush cleaner for removing resin!!
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2006, 05:36:53 PM »

Just thought that if it's good at dissolving resin it might be good at dissolving me! Not much info on the bottle except to wash your hands afterwards! I've got a GRP job coming up on my 1:1 scale boat so I'll stock up beforehand.
i washed my hands with it with no harm done so no worries just dont drink the stuff.at least it smells better than acitone lol.
Logged

MikeK

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 984
  • Utter Bloody Chaos !!
  • Location: Fareham, Hants
Re: alternative brush cleaner for removing resin!!
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2006, 05:52:38 PM »

Great tip, thanks. Duly stored away in remnants of memory for next time I have to use that 'orrible stuff (resin that is)

Cheers

MikeK
Logged

martno1fan

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,502
  • Location: Blackpool
Re: alternative brush cleaner for removing resin!!
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2006, 06:06:57 PM »

glad to help mate when needs must its allways handy to have an alternative,who knows i might never buy acetone ever again orrible smelly stuff!!.
Logged

Wetwater

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 340
  • My mind often wanders. Once it left completely.
  • Location: Aldershot Hampshire
Re: alternative brush cleaner for removing resin!!
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2006, 11:21:33 PM »

Will this soften / clean brushes which have gone solid, or is this too much to ask.  ::)
Logged
Alan.

martno1fan

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,502
  • Location: Blackpool
Re: alternative brush cleaner for removing resin!!
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2006, 01:12:10 PM »

Will this soften / clean brushes which have gone solid, or is this too much to ask.  ::)
lol i think thats a tuff ask but who knows try it!!.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up