How to Remove Cement from A Cone Top

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How to Remove Cement from A Cone Top

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Post by Conehead » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:59 pm

Here are some recently acquired cones that were found with cement on the can body. I did some research but really didn't find very much information on how to remove the cement. What I did find out, is that distilled white vinegar will do the job. So I thought you guys might like to see the results.

-I mixed 1 cup of distilled white vinegar with about 3/4 gallon of luke warm water.
-Soaked cans for about 1-1/2 hours.

The solution didn't remove all the cement, (especially the really heavy crusty stuff), but it did loosen the cement's grip on the painted surfaces just enough that I could gently rub my thumb nail over it and the cement came right off without damage to the paint underneath. Even though there was some prior (to soaking) paint loss, the vinegar was gentle enough that no more paint was removed. It took some time but I was pleased with the results.

After the vinegar solution, the cans went through a quick oxalic bath and a wax job.

Here are the results:

Front, before/after:
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Left Side, before/after:
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Right Side, before/after:
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Back, before/after:
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Re: How to Remove Cement from A Cone Top

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Post by mountainrust » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:03 pm

Nice job, Jim. Good info. I was going to recommend a hammer, but your technique seems to work fine.

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Re: How to Remove Cement from A Cone Top

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Post by Flat_Top » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:03 pm

You did a great job
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Re: How to Remove Cement from A Cone Top

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Post by Conehead » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:06 pm

mountainrust wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:03 pm
I was going to recommend a hammer....
That does sound like a time saver...........
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Post by idigrust » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:11 pm

Great info.
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Re: How to Remove Cement from A Cone Top

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Post by Beamer » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:18 pm

Nicely done!
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Re: How to Remove Cement from A Cone Top

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Post by Mike S » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:02 pm

mountainrust wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Nice job, Jim. Good info. I was going to recommend a hammer, but your technique seems to work fine.
Yeah but a bench grinder wont dent the can like a hammer would!

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Re: How to Remove Cement from A Cone Top

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Post by foreigncanman » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:03 pm

tHANKS FOR THE INFO.

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Post by clevelandcanman11389 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:17 pm

Very nice!

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Re: How to Remove Cement from A Cone Top

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Re: How to Remove Cement from A Cone Top

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Post by ILLINICANS » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:26 pm

Mason contractors use muriatic acid to wash off the bricks when done. Maybe for experimentation sake on the small tough spots. Obviously, ventilation and neutralizing solution should be close at hand. Don't walk away from it, it should have almost instant results. Maybe something like Vaseline could give a short lived protection to surrounding paint. Just sayin....

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