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Re: Heat Gun? Dangerous
Posted by Ken Leffert on Mar 15, 2007
Heat guns will definitely soften epoxy, I've removed the glass from my deck that way, but it will also cause air bubbles (similar, if not identical) beneath a layer of glass cloth before you can even comprehend whats happening, even on fully cured epoxy/glass. By the time you heated those blobs sufficiently to help, the wood will have heated up enough to outgas (once again, even epoxy cured for a year), and the only way to really repair the bubbles is to strip the glass.
Heat guns have their place, but not dealing with something that can be easily scraped or sanded.
In Response to: Heat Gun? by Ingrid H on Mar 14, 2007