Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Removing Dykem

I couldn't find this with a quick Google search, so I thought I would post my new bit of knowledge here.

To remove Dykem use brake cleaner!  It is available at any auto parts store, and is dirt cheap.  I didn't want to buy a special "Dykem remover" solvent since this is a hobby and I probably won't go through it very fast.  In my search to find an alternative I tried a number of solvents, but brake cleaner seems to remove Dykem better than any of them.  Given that I do brake jobs on my own vehicles as well as for my friends and family, I always have some laying around.  Be careful though as it can etch certain plastics readily.