follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
RR Racing
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forum - FT86CLUB > Technical Topics > Cosmetic Maintenance (Wash, Wax, Detailing, Body Repairs)

Cosmetic Maintenance (Wash, Wax, Detailing, Body Repairs) Wash, Wax, Details, Repairs


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-26-2019, 08:08 AM   #1
Rtm58
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Drives: 2014 Scion FR-S
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Angry Removing Cured Epoxy Resin

So I own a used 2014 Scion FR-S that has 75k on it now, and I've recently picked back up detailing after settling down in a new job. I've also started customizing with a couple of cosmetic and performance mods. However, I fucked up big time while installing my new spoiler.

The spoiler in question is a small lip similar to the TRD one, it's not a huge wing or anything. I didn't want to drill into the trunk, but I was worried the double sided tape wouldn't be strong enough. It's a danger to me and others on the road if it falls off while I'm driving, so I wanted it to be as strong as possible.

I'd come across a couple of people using epoxy for their spoilers. Obviously epoxy's more permanent than double sided tape, so using it on your car was pretty polarizing. However, silly old me thought that: A. I would only ever want a small lip spoiler like the one I purchased, and B. the 4400 psi of tensile strength sounded very appealing.

So I loaded up with the JBWeld epoxy, and spoiler alert (ba dum tiss): it didn't work. Now I'm stuck with a lot of dried epoxy resin on my car and my blood boils every time I see it with how stupid I am. This is my first car and I worked very hard for it, so it kills me to see it this way. I've tried using the industrial strength Goof Off for dried epoxy resin and it hasn't worked very well. Honestly, it's only made the softened glue run down the trunk and create even more of an eye sore with drip marks down the paint and the tail lights.

Any help? I'm trying to avoid a respray if possible.
Rtm58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 09:28 AM   #2
RFB
Senior Member
 
RFB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Drives: FRS
Location: Canada
Posts: 877
Thanks: 134
Thanked 395 Times in 271 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
So sad

No solvent exists that will soften and remove cured epoxy, even the softer low density type like JB, that wont dissolve every thing else.
You have to slowly chip away at it with a small sharp chisel, trying to slide under the epoxy
Good luck !

RFB is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RFB For This Useful Post:
Tcoat (08-26-2019)
Old 08-26-2019, 09:55 AM   #3
Tcoat
He who smelt it...
 
Tcoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Drives: 14 FRS Hot Lava
Location: London, Ont
Posts: 56,327
Thanks: 50,041
Thanked 78,731 Times in 35,587 Posts
Mentioned: 2044 Post(s)
Tagged: 49 Thread(s)
__________________
Racecar spelled backwards is Racecar, because Racecar.
Tcoat is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Tcoat For This Useful Post:
5H1F7Y (08-26-2019), wparsons (08-26-2019)
Old 08-26-2019, 10:52 AM   #4
Impureclient
Your Mom is my Dad
 
Impureclient's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Drives: 2015 FR-S
Location: NPR, Florida
Posts: 2,081
Thanks: 1,364
Thanked 2,235 Times in 1,039 Posts
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Impureclient is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Impureclient For This Useful Post:
NoHaveMSG (08-26-2019), soundman98 (08-26-2019)
Old 08-26-2019, 11:36 AM   #5
tobin
Senior Member
 
tobin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Drives: '13 BRZ, '06 Outback
Location: New England
Posts: 430
Thanks: 251
Thanked 284 Times in 134 Posts
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Your best bet and probably the cheapest option would be to find a used trunk lid in the same color and replace it.
tobin is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tobin For This Useful Post:
Tcoat (08-26-2019)
Old 08-26-2019, 11:47 AM   #6
humfrz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Drives: 2013 FR-S, white, MT
Location: Puyallup, WA
Posts: 22,870
Thanks: 16,952
Thanked 20,321 Times in 11,262 Posts
Mentioned: 520 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
You might try carefully carving it off with one of these -


humfrz
Attached Images
 
humfrz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to humfrz For This Useful Post:
korhun (08-26-2019)
Old 08-26-2019, 12:37 PM   #7
Grady
Senior Member
 
Grady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Drives: BRZ Yellow, 00 outback, 05 Colorado
Location: Dallas
Posts: 666
Thanks: 137
Thanked 470 Times in 271 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Yep razor blade then fine grit sand paper, polish. Throw in a ton of patience.
Grady is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Grady For This Useful Post:
humfrz (08-26-2019)
Old 08-26-2019, 12:40 PM   #8
Leonardo
Row Row Row Your Boat!
 
Leonardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: 13' FR-S, 07' MDX, 06' Ridgeline,
Location: EUGENE
Posts: 4,801
Thanks: 5,730
Thanked 4,362 Times in 2,364 Posts
Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
I agree with all the suggestions. Either get a new (used) trunk lid. OR, grind it off and repaint it. There is no solvent that I know of that will take the epoxy off, but not the paint. IMO, You are better sanding it off, than using a toxic chemical stripping solvent.
__________________
<img src=https://www.ft86club.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=2239&pictureid=11508 border=0 alt= />


Life is but a Dream!
Leonardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 12:51 PM   #9
korhun
Senior Member
 
korhun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Drives: BRZ
Location: Turkey
Posts: 262
Thanks: 1,332
Thanked 354 Times in 156 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I'm sure you've seen this and this. In case you didn't and may help..
korhun is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to korhun For This Useful Post:
humfrz (08-26-2019), Impureclient (08-26-2019)
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing Headliner? l0aded DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 15 05-04-2016 01:24 PM
Toyota "T" Formed Aluminum Epoxy Steering Wheel Airbag Emblem Badge Interest List fooddude Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 22 06-18-2014 02:47 PM
FT86 Concept Diecast and Resin Taro Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 0 02-27-2014 09:40 PM
CEL after removing cat? corvino26 Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 8 06-17-2013 09:15 AM
Would Resin shortage affect my order? BlkM3Driver Subaru BRZ General Forum 9 04-19-2012 01:10 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.