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rosco 07-04-2010 04:19 AM

possible to remove dried concrete?
 
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this mixer paddle is designed and sold to mix joint compound. But, i used it to mix Quickcrete a while back and didn't clean it. Attachment 22201

i'd like to clean it off perfectly so i can use it mix, yup, joint compound. it will be for a texturing job so i can't have any trash quickcrete on the paddle. i hear even just a little bit of trash in the mudd mix can really cause problems. so it must be cleaned like it was new

what hasn't work:
  • a dremmel's wire brush and stone bit (too awkard to get into the corners and bend with the stone).
  • soaking in water for a week.
  • hammering a screw driver, as would a mason, got a lot off.
  • picking out with a little tiny screw-driver
  • an air tool that would blow out a thin stream of super-high pressure air would work, but i don't have compressed air or a tool like that.
any body know something easy and affective? it has all kinds of grooves and hidden corners that are hiding sand-size quickrete that i can't have:wink:

several other tools were left this way after a porch job

PaliBob 07-04-2010 06:24 AM

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Originally Posted by rosco (Post 465011)
...i'd like to clean it off perfectly.......

I'd get a new one from All-Wall

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nap 07-04-2010 11:24 AM

Oh, that's it Bob; take the easy way out.:laughing:

PaliBob 07-04-2010 11:39 AM

Well, Rosco, asked for perfectly, so the new one looks like it might be Gold plated.

nap 07-04-2010 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by PaliBob (Post 465139)
Well, Rosco, asked for perfectly, so the new one looks like it might be Gold plated.

I was obviously joshin' ya but honestly, I agree. It doesn't take much time for me to use up $13 of my time. He can hang on to the dirty one for mixing up things like...well, Quickrete.:whistling2:

PaliBob 07-04-2010 01:43 PM

nap, I took it as joshin, & I was lol .
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nap 07-04-2010 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by PaliBob (Post 465190)
nap, I took it as joshin, & I was lol .
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but you look so dang stern in your picture, I couldn't tell:laughing:


sometimes my humor is not understood so I tend to explain. Just wanted to be sure.

rosco 07-04-2010 03:55 PM

i think a new one is in the plans if we don't contract-out this last texturing job.

That is a nice paddle for the price.

i'll check back with this thread and search for others just in case someone has a secret to removing dried quickrete off tools. i doubt there is a secret and if there is, it should remain a secret. it is basically a way to dissolve concrete

nap 07-04-2010 04:07 PM

what about muriatic acid soak?

Willie T 07-04-2010 04:38 PM

Honestly. I'm not joking everytime I repeatedly post this. Sugar and water makes a great concrete remover.

nap 07-04-2010 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Willie T (Post 465232)
Honestly. I'm not joking everytime I repeatedly post this. Sugar and water makes a great concrete remover.

If you can show the physics behind the statement, I'll believe you willie. Until then, I think it's just a story you keep trying to fool all of us with.:wink:

jomama45 07-04-2010 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Willie T (Post 465232)
Honestly. I'm not joking everytime I repeatedly post this. Sugar and water makes a great concrete remover.


If that really works Willie, I will owe you big time.

I'll have to try that out real soon. :thumbsup:

nap 07-04-2010 06:53 PM

Ok. Nobody say anything to jomama. Willie has a fish on the hook trying the old "sugar and water" gag. When he comes back with a really lost look on his face, it's good for a laugh.


I'm thinking this is kind of like the old snipe hunting stories from when I was young.

rosco 07-04-2010 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by nap (Post 465238)
If you can show the physics behind the statement, I'll believe you willie. Until then, I think it's just a story you keep trying to fool all of us with.:wink:

Willie's idea would be more chemistry.

what is the procedure? "the boss" will be canning apricots tonight or tomorrow morning. it involves boiling sugar and water. is it a similar process? maybe i sneak by with the cordless drill and paddle mixer and give it a "dip" and a quick "whirl?"

seriously though. what is the procedure with sugar and water?

nap 07-04-2010 07:29 PM

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[rosco;465273]Willie's idea would be more chemistry.
Hey, it was just a joke. I just typed the first thing that came to mind.



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seriously though. what is the procedure with sugar and water?
take water; add sugar; stir; insert tool; wait:laughing:

after you are done waiting; remove; scrub; scrub with a wire brush; rinse

repeat as needed.

I bet now you want to know how long to wait.


You wait until...


wait for it...


until willie gets back and tells us all.:laughing:


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