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« on: June 14, 2009, 07:16 AM »

I have a Hawaiian that was flown with lights taped to it, probably some type of duct tape.   I thought about using WD40 and rags to remove the residue.  I figured that MEK might work but stuff like Fedron might be too strong. Choke cleaner?  I tried Goo Gone and something else that didn't remove the glue but ate the label of its bottle.  Any other thoughts ??
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009, 08:14 AM »

Try lighter fluid if the Goo Gone doesn't work - naptha really, doesn't hurt the fabric (Not sure about the coating) and will remove most adhesives.  If the adhesive is old and hardended, yoiu may need to let it set for a while with a rag on the adhesive that has a small amount of lighter fluid in it.  Don't soak the fabric, the adhesive is just on the surface.

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009, 11:27 AM »

Mineral spirits on a paper towel is usually pretty effective for cleaning things like this.  Choke cleaner could be a bit harsh though I've not tried it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 05:22 PM »

i would think nail pollish remover with acetone would do the trick .. it does a good job on things that are superglued together ... I would say try it on a small spot and see if it works without damaging anything ... but i think it would be fine ...  Cool
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 09:52 PM »

we use lacquer thinner on boats it will work but as advised above BE CAREFUL lacquer thinner does not contain oil like mineral spirits and evaporates quickly

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009, 11:53 PM »

A few of these things (including lacquer thinner) are known carcinogens, so do what you can to avoid skin contact and inhalation.

Norm in Toronto
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