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Windows 7: Clock Refinishing

12 Dec 2011   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Clock Refinishing

I've got an old oak framed Bulova wall clock that I been wanting to refinish. When it fell off the wall today (probably as a delayed effect of a nearby earthquake recently), and the frame came off the clockworks, it seemed like a good time to try to do so.

However, the glass crystal is attached to the frame with silicon epoxy, which I dug out along the perimeter of the crystal. but apparently the epoxy is also sandwiched between the glass and frame along ~ 1/4' perimeter that can't be reached.

This makes me wonder if there is any kind of solvent that would remove or soften the epoxy, without damaging the wood frame?
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13 Dec 2011   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Plenty of readers, but not responses. Does that mean that what I want doesn't exist, or simply that nobody knows?
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13 Dec 2011   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Perhaps something like this would work:

His Glassworks - ATTACK Epoxy Solvent
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13 Dec 2011   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks, I have little doubt that would remove the epoxy, but it isn't clear what it would do to the wood? I have Googled a bit, and found a suggestion of using rubbing alcohol, which on the surface sounds as though it might be safe for the wood, and since I already have that here, I will experiment with it some to see if it has any harmful effect on the wood. If not, then I will just pour some around the wood/glass border, and let it sit, keeping my fingers crossed.
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13 Dec 2011   #5
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

If it is a flexible bond try to get a needle through between the glass and wood, pull some dental floss and use it to cut the bond.
Art.
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13 Dec 2011   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It is too tight of a fit for a needle, floss or anything else, and if I forced it, it would only damage the wood. I did try the rubbing alcohol as I mentioned, but it didn't work.
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