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Old 07-04-2010, 04:19 AM   #1
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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. possible to remove dried concrete?-dscf3063.jpg

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

several other tools were left this way after a porch job

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...i'd like to clean it off perfectly.......
I'd get a new one from All-Wall

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Oh, that's it Bob; take the easy way out.
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Well, Rosco, asked for perfectly, so the new one looks like it might be Gold plated.
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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.
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nap, I took it as joshin, & I was lol .
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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


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

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what about muriatic acid soak?
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Honestly. I'm not joking everytime I repeatedly post this. Sugar and water makes a great concrete remover.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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?
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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

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.

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