How to Remove Cured epoxy and adhesives

How to Remove Cured epoxy and adhesives

There is a variety of methods for removing epoxy adhesives; we’ve collected a few methods we prefer here.

Removing cured or dried epoxy

  • Follow all safety warnings on adhesives and solvents, and provide adequate ventilation.
  • Acquire a heat gun, a hand scraper tool, and sand paper or your preferred sanding/abrading tools.
  • Heat a small area of the cured epoxy (200°F or more) with the heat gun
    1. Use a hand scraper tool to scrape off/remove the bulk of the epoxy adhesive.
    2. Provide ventilation when heating epoxy.
  • Sand or abrade the surface, if needed, to remove the remaining material.



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