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Fullerton'71 Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:20 pm

Hey all, does anyone know how to remove dried Weatherstrip Adhesive? I just redid my door seals and some of the yellow adhesive got in places I did not want. Any ideas?

THANKS!

BUSBOSS Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:29 am

Tried this?


busdaddy Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:07 am

Try Tolulene first, if that fails methyl ethyl ketone will do it but don't linger too long or it'll bite the paint.

grimace007 Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:52 am

busdaddy wrote: Try Tolulene first, if that fails methyl ethyl ketone will do it but don't linger too long or it'll bite the paint.

ditto

Vwman55 Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:47 am

I would call 3M. They probably have a tech support line that could tell you what to use. I thought that I seen somewhere this same question. Maybe 3M makes a specific remover?

borninabus Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:26 am

not available in CA it must be good :wink:

3Mô Adhesive Remover Catalog Number 6041, 24 fluid oz
Restricted in California. Aerosol cleaner which can dissolve and flush away dirt, grease, tar, most non-curing type adhesive films, and similar substances. It is a citrus oil based cleaner that emulsifies when flushed with water.

Stock Number: 62466749306
UPC: 0-21200-49048-4

raygreenwood Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:04 am

What 3M recommends ...depends on which product. The yellow stuff....is 3M super weatherstrip and gasket adhesive. It takes a different cleaner from the 3M line than the "black" weatherstrip adhesive.

With varying levels of work, both of these come off with 3M 051135-08984.

That being said, the active ingredients are: xylene (your basic mineral spirit paint thiner) Naptha, Ethylbenzene (bad stuff), Toluene and Benzene.
Here is the MSDS http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawebserver?66666UtN&ZUxL99XlXT_5XMXnVu9KcuZgVU_LXT1u666666--

Naptha works OK. The benzene helps to strengthen it and lower the flash point.
MEK works well....but I usually cut it about 10-20% with 100% isopropyl alcohol (both of these are available at Homo Depot). This makes the MEK not evaporate so quickly so you can wipe up the goo...and it makes it not bite the paint so quickly.
Ray

thewalrus Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:49 am

X2 on the Goo-Gone. If that's not enough I was amazed what the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers removed

BUSBOSS Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:08 pm

busdaddy wrote: Try Tolulene first, if that fails methyl ethyl ketone will do it but don't linger too long or it'll bite the paint.

I would try the Goo Gone first - no chance of paint biting. If it doesn't work then ratchet up your chemical choice.

Fullerton'71 Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:00 pm

Thanks Everyone, I'll call 3M tomorrow.

Vwman55 Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:41 pm

http://www.shop3m.com/60455029953.html?WT.mc_ev=cl...p-Adhesive

http://www.shop3m.com/62466749306.html?WT.z_xsell=1&WT.z_refSKU=60980016806

For Customer Support please contact us at 1.800.234.8068

Fullerton'71 Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:48 pm

That 3M Adhesive Remover is restricted in California... it does me no good. :roll:

ccpalmer Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:16 am

borninabus wrote: not available in CA it must be good :wink:

3Mô Adhesive Remover Catalog Number 6041, 24 fluid oz
Restricted in California. Aerosol cleaner which can dissolve and flush away dirt, grease, tar, most non-curing type adhesive films, and similar substances. It is a citrus oil based cleaner that emulsifies when flushed with water.

Stock Number: 62466749306
UPC: 0-21200-49048-4

Yea - you can't even buy lacquer in Cali, can you?

SGKent Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:28 am

we bought some 3m adhesive remover from an autobody shop. It worked well to soften elephant snot but if you leave it on long enough to remove the glue it will soften the paint too. I ended up using a dremel with sanding disks so I could control the damage.

ccpalmer Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:43 am

Before the adhesive cures I find it is pretty easy to rub off - a fingernail works great. Get it to start to "roll" off and it comes off pretty easy. I did mine on fresh paint so that might have helped.



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