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#1 gruntus

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:50 AM

Chaps,

I have what looks like a mammoths pubic hair glued to my seat box and rear tub.

Its glued on with impact adhesive and I am looking for an easy way of getting it off.

So far the only method is using an old paint scraper to get as much of as possible and then petrol to soften the glue, scrape some more and then wipe again with a petrol rag to get back to the paint.

Its all a bit laborious and I gave up the will to live at one point.

Does anybody clever know what the best chemical is to use that will get the glue off and leave the paint intact underneath?

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#2 heath robinson

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:57 AM

Evostick sell an impact adhesive remover IIRC.
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#3 errol209

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:34 AM

Evostick sell an impact adhesive remover IIRC.


I can't remember whether it was meths or white spirit I used, but it worked to get mine off.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:36 AM

White Spirit is worth a try as are any number of other solvents but check that it does not start to lift the paint underneath too.

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#5 sharpy

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:46 AM

Try nail varnish remover, put it on librally and leave it to soak in for a couple of minutes, then should wipe off? try on paint to make sure it doesnt take it off first

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:51 PM

White spirit left to soak will do the job. As will copius ammounts of WD40.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:37 PM

Be careful with nail varnish remover. It is basically acetone, and will remove all the oils from your hand.

Definitely check it somewhere hidden first.

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#8 gruntus

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 08:28 AM

Result!! :D

I used a liberal amount of White Spirit and left it to soak then lifted it off with a paint scraper.

I then wiped over the residue with a soaked rag and gave it another good going over after a while.

The good thing with the White Spirit is it doesn't evaporate very quickly and soaks well.

Thanks again chaps, I now have a bald rear tub. :P

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#9 mike4444244

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:05 AM

I found brake/clutch cleaner worked extremely well, I had a very hirstute series 3!
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