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Building a small box and I've made the classic blunder…not triple checking the poles on the magnets I used as a closure. The epoxy package says to clean up excess glue with mineral spirits, rubbing alcohol, etc. If I let a little of one of those seep down around the magnet, will that dissolve enough epoxy to allow me to get the magnet out and fix this?

Any other ideas would be welcome.

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Lane
 

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Once the epoxy cures, the alcohol will not do anything to it.

Alcohol and/or mineral spirits, only will clean away the gooey uncured epoxy or squeeze-out.

It will not dissolve hardened epoxy.
 

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Not much dissolves epoxy without damaging your wood can you just cut out part of your wood and ad a tab like in the photo below with different color wood with a magnet put in with the correct polarity in the tab.

Stool Table Wood Rectangle Chair
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I'll try the heating iron first. Can't see that it would hurt even if it doesn't work. If that fails, I believe I can make a tab like Jim suggested…once I find a suitable block.

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Lane, best to use a heat gun that reaches a temp of over 400 degrees.
 
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