I, like many, use epoxy to glue in and fill around pearl inlays. A few weeks back I got sloppy a got my inlay in crooked, but didn't notice until it was hard. I asked a fellow builder what to use to dissolve the epoxy (stew-mac black) and he told me to use MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) so I bought some. I applied it with a cotton swab. It had no effect on the epoxy. So, now, all I can think of is to dremel it out, the whole thing. Before I do that, is there a better way?