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    Removing Epoxy from Metal

    Trying to remove some cured 2-part epoxy from the "back" of the head of my Arc-P flashlight. It's a metal surface and the head has sensitive electronics inside, so I want to get the stuff off without causing any damage, preferably even without scratching the metal. I put it on to try to bond the light's foam battery retainer to it, but that didn't work out. I have read that the best way of removing epoxy is to use heat, but I think that would damage the electronics.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Giving me the name of a product would be much more helpful than giving me a chemical name.

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    Uh, I think that would be overkill... this thing is about the size of the tip of my middle finger. But thank you.

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    Aw, but it would be fun...

    Is it smooth metal? You might be able to just pop it off, or do so carefully with a chisel.

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    Is this a really hard epoxy? I sometimes use methacrylate adhesive at work, you really have no choice but to use a chisel for that. If it's a goo, maybe try acetone.
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    Dimethylformamide - probably have to get it at a chemical supply.
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