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#1 BillF

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:37 PM

My UV resin bottle leaked a bit onto my wooden desk about 1-2 weeks ago.   The resin has not been cured with UV.  It has gotten sticky and there are some stubborn parts that are not wiping up.

 

Can anyone recommend a way (solvent or other) to remove the uncured glue without harming the wooden surface?

 

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#2 Mark Knapp

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:58 PM

Try WD40



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Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:44 PM

If it hasn't cured, try rubbing alcohol or alcohol pads.  I use the alcohol pads to clean the bottles and brushes that I use for apply the UV resin.


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#4 mikechell

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:58 PM

Kind of goes along with a question I had.  Is there a solvent/thinner that can be used to thin out thick UV resin?  Same solvent would also be for clean up.

 

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#5 Philly

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 08:49 PM

I think I mentioned it earlier, Mike.  I've used isopropyl  alcohol(rubbing alcohol) to thin some of my thicker resins.  Didn't seem prevent the resin from curing. 


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#6 BillF

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 08:03 AM

Thanks for the input everyone.  I will try the alcohol first, seems the least invasive.

 

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 09:30 AM

Alcohol is pretty invasive on most finishes, I assume for the same / similar reason it will remove the uv resin... Shellac, for instance, is a resin mixed with alcohol as a thinner.
You might want to test it on an inconspicuous area first...

I assume you tried wood oil?
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Posted 30 January 2020 - 01:35 PM

Ammonia-based surface cleaner will do the trick nicely, just read the label and make sure it’s compatible with the finish on the wood.

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 02:07 PM

^^

 

have you had first hand experience cleaning up uv resins off of wooden surfaces?


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#10 SilverCreek

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 03:03 PM

Use rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol to remove the uncured resin as Philly said.


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#11 mikechell

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 04:41 PM

When you guys talk about using isopropyl alcohol ... I'm assuming you're getting the 99% stuff?  The bottle we have on the shelf here at home is only 45% alcohol.

I'm asking about using it as a thinner, not a cleaner.


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#12 chugbug27

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 06:44 PM

No experience with uv resin, just alcohol...
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Posted 31 January 2020 - 01:42 AM

When all else fails cure the resin and go after it with a single-edge razor blade, like you would to remove a sticker from glass.

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 11:09 AM

Flytire, yes I have. Im not usually clumsy but sometimes I wonder... Kilchs idea works but is a last resort. I will say that acetone works wonders too but it will badly damage the finish on the wood if its not completely cleaned up immediately and then wiped with water. I learned that the hard way, taking epoxy off of my rod repairing table.