How to Remove Resin from Surfaces

Removing resin from surfaces can be a tricky task, but it doesn't have to be. A solution of denatured alcohol and paint thinner, also known as universal thinner, is an effective way to remove resin residues. For smaller projects or areas, household vinegar can be used as a mild solvent to help remove epoxy residues. However, if you're working on a large project, you may need to consider a stronger solvent. If the surface is metal or glass, there is another option for removing CircuitWorks conductive epoxy.

Heat the epoxy residue with a soldering iron to a temperature of 500 to 600 °F. The epoxy will soften and lose adhesion, making it easy to scrape off. This method should only be used on metal, glass, or any surface that won't be negatively affected by high temperatures, as it won't work on PCB material. High temperatures can melt most plastics and could damage circuit boards by leaving an unsightly burned stain or causing the board to delaminate.