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 Post subject: Removing epoxy from ferrule
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:48 pm 
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Anyone have a suggestion on how to remove this epoxy from one of Takeda's knives? My first thought is nail polish remover but I figured I would ask first.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing epoxy from ferrule
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:29 pm 

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What's the finish on the ferrule? Polish remover is acetone and will likely eat it and may not remove the epoxy. If it were mine, I would use fine emery paper on the entire ferrule, until the epoxy is gone, then refinish the ferrule entirely to avoid unevenness/streaking


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 Post subject: Re: Removing epoxy from ferrule
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:51 pm 
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I'm not sure but I don't think acetone will take if off since it has already set and cured. Your probably going to have to sand it of and then repolish the ferrule.



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 Post subject: Re: Removing epoxy from ferrule
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Its a gonner. Totally unsalvagable. Send it to me and I will recycle it for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing epoxy from ferrule
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:10 am 
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Takeda said he uses a kogatana to do it.



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 Post subject: Re: Removing epoxy from ferrule
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:21 am 
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Well of coarse, doesn't everyone! :D



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 Post subject: Re: Removing epoxy from ferrule
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I have one of those in my pocket right now, just in case :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Removing epoxy from ferrule
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:31 am 
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When I made golf clubs I routinely had to remove epoxy from the plastic ferrules that act as a trim piece between the neck of the club and the shaft.
What might work is an XACTO knife, it needs to have a very sharp thin blade.
You should be able to just pop the epoxy bead right off, just keep the blade edge flush with the ferrule, so you don't scratch it.
If the ferrule on your knife is anything other than plastic, then you can wipe it with acetone to clean up the residue.

You could also try a regular utility knife, or a safety razor blade.

As an FYI since Pimp Daddy did not explain, A Kogatana is a small Japanese thin blade knife used for vegetable carving. It is also used for crafts.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing epoxy from ferrule
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Yup, razor blade may work to remove it like Phillysco said. It may not hurt to warm up the handle a bit with a heat gun or hot water to see if you can soften the epoxy slightly w/o heating up the remaining epoxy, but this would be trickier.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:02 pm 
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Yeah, I'd say scraping it off would be far more easy than trying to chemically remove it. I would try something like a new screwdriver....flat face.



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