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    Tinsel fairy, getting metal off concrete?

    Smelting some pewter and I got a big eruption. I was wearing safety gear, but some splotches got out past the tarp and landed on the concrete of the patio I was set up on. Any easy way to get it off the concrete surface? Wire brush?
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    A sharp pick of some sort should work best. Our downstairs concrete deck has small pebbles embedded in the surface of the concrete and the pick works well. Nice thing is that as lead ages, it gets darker and ends up about the same color as concrete. Big Boomer

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    I have used a razor scraper to get under it and pry/lift it up. Royal pain.

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    Yeah...I wouldn't try to "scrub" it...try to lift corners and pull it off. It likely had some cooling before it hit so it shouldn't have been able to get too deep into the pores of the concrete.

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    I have a chisel. Ones you pop a corner up, then it will peel up easily enough. Just let it cool first then pry it up.

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    I used a power washer.

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    agreed, it won't stick like gum, it merely has a hand hold in the pores of the material. it should pry up easily.

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    Glad you were not hurt. I use a putty knife about 1 inch wide. Like a chisel. Not from the Ferry but from the slops and drips from smelting. Like the others said, you peel a corner up and it comes right off.

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    Glad I wear a.full face shield. I would have gotten it right in the pie hole.
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    Funny you should mention this. Out of the 50 or 60 aboard a I have melted, the last one I did, the melt popped after I threw in the handle.

    Luckily I was do I g it in my sheds would burning stove at the time. Have to remember to sift the ashes next time I clean.

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    This should come off easily. I'd whack it with a pressure washer.

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    Pressure washer took care of my few spots in the garage. Easy peasy, they peal right up and go back in the pot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekP Houston View Post
    Pressure washer took care of my few spots in the garage. Easy peasy, they peal right up and go back in the pot.
    try it at an angle not straight down--you can spall the concrete if you are too rough and tumble
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    Large pieces pull right up. Small pieces respond well to a pressure washer
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    I would like to see a video of a tinsel fairy.

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    I've always just hit it with a little soldering torch and the heat usually causes it to pull itself into a tiny ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papercidal View Post
    I've always just hit it with a little soldering torch and the heat usually causes it to pull itself into a tiny ball.
    That sounds like a great idea.
    "I have learned from experience that a modicum of snuff can be most efficacious." - the Baron von Munchausen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmic_Charlie View Post
    I would like to see a video of a tinsel fairy.

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    I usually just use a flat headed screwdriver or old knife. For larger globs that somehow make their way to the floor when making ingots I pinch them with a pair of pliers and they pull right up

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    Try one of those keyboard dust blower cans that use a compressed gas. Turn it upside down when spraying and the thermal contraction should bust it loose. It also is good for small dents ic sheet metal as well as removing drippage from candels

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