Remove fresh or hardened synthetic resin


As advantageous as the exceptional stability and hardness of synthetic resin is, so difficult is the removal of unwanted resin residues. Special thinners can still remove fresh spatters for some time. Cured or cured resin is usually removable only by mechanical means.

Wipe off, scrape off or abrade

Anyone who works with synthetic resin usually uses an individual mixture of resin, hardener and additives. Ideally, a diluent of the resin manufacturer is prepared for the synthetic resin used. With him not yet cured resin residues can be wiped.

Some manufacturers offer resin remover for hardened and self-reported also cured synthetic resins of all kinds. On insensitive surfaces, these usually gel-like cleaning and solvents can be tried. They are, however, even if acid-free, very aggressive and belong to the flammable substances.

Cured and cured resin is removed by grinding or heating. For flat and thin layers, heating with a hot air gun is possible. It creates a rubber-like elasticity, which is usually sufficient to dissolve the resin with a spatula or pulling iron from the ground.

Layers of more than two millimeters thick can usually only be removed like a statically solid material. With an eccentric grinder or an angle grinder, the synthetic resin is removed in layers. Without an electrically operated grinding machine with high grinding power, the removal of hard synthetic resin is not possible.

To protect health absolutely

All methods of removing synthetic resin have in common that they can cause significant damage to health. When heated, toxic vapors are produced, while toxic dusts and solvents are the highest hazard classes when grinding.

As apart from the respiratory system skin and eyes are extremely endangered and aggressively attacked, you should work only with gloves, full face mask and protective clothing covered skin. The removed resin residues and any cleaning agents must always be treated and disposed of as hazardous waste.

Check dirt drain after removal

When removing agents are used on floors with resin joints or resin surfaces, attention must be paid to the disposal route during subsequent rinsing. Some drains made of plastic pipes do not tolerate the draining substances and can be damaged.

Tips & Tricks

Depending on the type of resin you need to remove, try acetone, gasoline, brake fluid and nitro thinner. For all aids, the same strict health protection measures apply.


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