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Old 04-09-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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I was using some oil primer on a project about a month ago. I almost never use oil. At the end of the day, I wrapped the roller in a plastic bag. This kept the roller wet for the following day. Sometimes it went a week before I needed the oil primer again. The plastic bag always kept the roller wet.

Anyways, *someone* forgot about the oil roller that was left in the basement, still wrapped in a plastic bag. I found it almost a month after we wrapped up the project. Dried hard as a rock. No use salvaging the cover, but the frame was one of the better ones that SW sells. I'd normally just chuck the whole thing, but would like to salvage the frame.

I have it soaking in thinner now. What are the chances I can remove the cover? I'm hoping that the cover will soften so I can at least cut it off.

Lesson learned. Make sure that *someone* accounts for his tools after a job!!

Thanks for the help.

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I was using some oil primer on a project about a month ago. I almost never use oil. At the end of the day, I wrapped the roller in a plastic bag. This kept the roller wet for the following day. Sometimes it went a week before I needed the oil primer again. The plastic bag always kept the roller wet.

Anyways, *someone* forgot about the oil roller that was left in the basement, still wrapped in a plastic bag. I found it almost a month after we wrapped up the project. Dried hard as a rock. No use salvaging the cover, but the frame was one of the better ones that SW sells. I'd normally just chuck the whole thing, but would like to salvage the frame.

I have it soaking in thinner now. What are the chances I can remove the cover? I'm hoping that the cover will soften so I can at least cut it off.

Lesson learned. Make sure that *someone* accounts for his tools after a job!!

Thanks for the help.

steve
Hammer it off the cover.

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Chalk it up to experience and buy a new roller. Its likely you'll kill the roller trying to remove the nap anyways. Or, like George says, just use the BFH.
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Not having ever done this, I wonder that with the amount of thinner, disposal labor, labor to remove cover, etc, if you wouldn't be further ahead to throw it out? I suspect that the "rolling parts" of the frame will never be quite the same now that paint has dried in them. Hard to say. Just talking out of my ear a little bit.
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I was using some oil primer on a project about a month ago. I almost never use oil. At the end of the day, I wrapped the roller in a plastic bag. This kept the roller wet for the following day. Sometimes it went a week before I needed the oil primer again. The plastic bag always kept the roller wet.

Anyways, *someone* forgot about the oil roller that was left in the basement, still wrapped in a plastic bag. I found it almost a month after we wrapped up the project. Dried hard as a rock. No use salvaging the cover, but the frame was one of the better ones that SW sells. I'd normally just chuck the whole thing, but would like to salvage the frame.

I have it soaking in thinner now. What are the chances I can remove the cover? I'm hoping that the cover will soften so I can at least cut it off.

Lesson learned. Make sure that *someone* accounts for his tools after a job!!

Thanks for the help.

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I would take it to the nearest nuclear power plant and ask if they could put it in the reactor for a week or two....
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Had the same thing happen on occasion. Never found an easy way to take the dried cover off. heres a couple of ways though.

Hammer the end cap. Usually won't work though and may break the end cap. hammer inside the arm of the roller frame. Again, chances are it won't work, but it might.

I usually wind up sticking the sharp end of the 5n1 under the roller and cutting/tearing the ends and then peeling it off. Another way is to razor knife a spot open in the center, then tear it off, or cut it off.

Now that it has spirits on it, there will be a mess. To me it's not about saving the roller, it's about the challenge.
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Steve,

You should use stripper to lossen dried paint. That should soften it enough to get your roller. Or as mentioned cut it off.

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toss it and buy new, your time and energy your wasting on figuring this all out is costing you more money than replacing it!

I usually keep some cheap rollers on hand for oil primer use them once and toss them!
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Get some Laqucer thinner or try brush cleaner let it soak for a day or so it will come right off.
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It's dead Jim.

But ... we may.... be able... to salvage...

JIM, get ahold of yourself!
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toss it and buy new, your time and energy your wasting on figuring this all out is costing you more money than replacing it!

I usually keep some cheap rollers on hand for oil primer use them once and toss them!
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Do yourself a favor and realize like I did that it is easier and more productive to buy new naps instead of trying to use a wore out one over and over. Besides, I would not pay a painters wage or a helpers wage to clean one out when you can buy a good one for 3 or 4 dollars.
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Do yourself a favor and realize like I did that it is easier and more productive to buy new naps instead of trying to use a wore out one over and over. Besides, I would not pay a painters wage or a helpers wage to clean one out when you can buy a good one for 3 or 4 dollars.
I know this post is about saving a roller frame but i have to say I did what you said for many years. This winter I bought some $15 lambswoool covers and loved them then I bought the Rejuv-a-Roller takes about 30 seconds to put the cover in the tube then turn on the water and walk away to do something else come back in 3 or 4 minutes to a clean cover remove from tube spin or just let dry. I have used one roller 14 time so far it is still working great holds paint well doesn't shed. I even started washing my cheaper covers takes so little time and effort it is easier then buying new.

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I know this post is about saving a roller frame but i have to say I did what you said for many years. This winter I bought some $15 lambswoool covers and loved them then I bought the Rejuv-a-Roller takes about 30 seconds to put the cover in the tube then turn on the water and walk away to do something else come back in 3 or 4 minutes to a clean cover remove from tube spin or just let dry. I have used one roller 14 time so far it is still working great holds paint well doesn't shed. I even started washing my cheaper covers takes so little time and effort it is easier then buying new.

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Are you talking about oil? because i have cheap covers i use for oil so that they are throw aways. Water based i have good lambs wool that gets washed.
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Are you talking about oil? because i have cheap covers i use for oil so that they are throw aways. Water based i have good lambs wool that gets washed.
I am talking about water based. I throw away oil covers also.

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It's dead Jim.

But ... we may.... be able... to salvage...

JIM, get ahold of yourself!



Thanks for the many comments of this. I decided to feed the dumpster and disposed of the old cage and cover . Lesson learned.... the hard way.

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Next time you might try cutting a slot out of the cover lengthwise.

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