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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: remove old glue residue from pop top Reply with quote

Any ideas on the best way to remove this glue residue from my poptop?

I want to make sure any chemicals I use do not melt the plastic FG(!)

This is from some velcro a PO had there to hold fishing rods.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: A Thought Reply with quote

Some of what I went through might be helpful, I hope:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=505935

The fiberglass appears to be fine after all that.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lacquer thinner, Enamel Reducer, Mineral sprits ( slower) , Goo Gone will all work without as long as it hasn't been painted in it's prior life.

You can remove the glue without any problems.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3M Adhesive Remover. It is designed to not attack normal automotive materials and finishes. However, it's harder to find and more expensive than the Goo Gone. I'd use a plastic scraper to remove the dried crud and when no more will crumble/pry off use a chemical.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx all
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you just want the sticker crap gone, or do you want the whole top to look the same color after? Answer could vary dramatically depending on what your end game is.

Either way, consider the pop top seal as you start to spray chemicals capable of removing glue. Make sure you protect it so when all that stuff runs down that you don't create a new problem as you fix this one.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mineral spirits and a razor blade. MS will not bother the rubber seal in the least.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When scrubbing old adhesive off, I always use a pan scraper:
[url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pampered-Chef-Nylon-Pan-Sc...257b811f26[/url]

Doesn't have to be this brand, many kitchen stores have the same thing, different colours, same idea.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tam_shops wrote:
When scrubbing old adhesive off, I always use a pan scraper:
[url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pampered-Chef-Nylon-Pan-Sc...257b811f26[/url]

Doesn't have to be this brand, many kitchen stores have the same thing, different colours, same idea.

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Second that! Similar to what sign shops use to install vinyl stickers. I would only use razor blade on glass, not paint or fiberglass, but that's just me.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A .50 cent plastic putty knife works well for adhesive removal on fiberglass gel coat.

On paint the softer vinyl lettering sqeege is recommended--won't mar the paint.

I use a rubber adhesive / lettering removal tool.

Works fast, no solvents required, no putty knife.
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