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Forum topic by toolingfooling posted 05-06-2018 06:41 PM 620 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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toolingfooling

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05-06-2018 06:41 PM

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I recently acquired a set of Stanley Sweetheart Chisels, new in box from 2016 at a local sale. I read a bunch of horror stories about removing the epoxy like coating on these that some people referred to as laquer. I, too, tried the standard laquer thinner with MEK and Acetone, no dice. Considering it might be something different from laquer, more along the lines of epoxy lead me to soak them for 5 minutes in a $0.99 bottle of isopropyl alcohol, 99% (strong rubbing alcohol from Walmart pharmacy). Pulled them out, wetted a scotch brite pad with more alcohol, and the coating came off so easily, it was child’s play. I’ve seen so many threads with people struggling with this coating that I just thought I’d share and hopefully make someone’s day easier.

Jarod


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Andre

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#1 posted 05-06-2018 06:57 PM

I just wiped mine down with mineral spirits on a rag, worked great ?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 05-07-2018 01:01 AM

I soaked the ends of mine in lacquer thinner and it came right off.

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#3 posted 05-07-2018 01:28 AM

I used hydroponic acid.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 05-07-2018 05:41 PM



I used hydroponic acid.

- TheFridge


I used Sulphuric acid, but left it too long; they dissolved. Only joking.

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#5 posted 05-07-2018 06:20 PM

I didn’t know you needed to remove it…

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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