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Best "Solvent" to Remove Weatherstripping?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by greytandy, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. greytandy

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    Gonna redo the new 40. The instructions say "solvent", but what solvent? :mad: Any recs appreciated.
     
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    bsevans Focus on the Journey

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    I went to an automotive paint supply store and got a weatherstrip adhesive remover made by 3M. It works, but required a lot of elbow grease. I think the level of work depends on the hardness/age of the adhesive.
     
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    Ditto, and also depends on whether they used yellow or black weatherstrip adhesive. Yellow much more difficult to remove. IIRC
    Are you trying to preserve paint? I was not concerned about that and zipped it off with a tufted wire wheel and an angle grinder.
    HTH

    Ed
     
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    Definitely trying to preserve paint!!! :)
     
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    Well then you need the 3M stuff, as it does not dissolve paint or rubber.

    GL

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    X2 on the 3M weatherstrip adhesive remover. It helps to let it soak in and soften up the real old hard stuff and to scrape exess off. This is an excellent all-around cleaner, solvent. Also removes the gaudy decals the PO put on.....
    Pete
     
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    Thanks all for the info. Will go with the 3M adhesive remover.
     
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    So buy two cans instead of one. The stuff was really designed to remove "fresh" adhesive, but as Pete says, let it soak.
     
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    How 'bout a quart?
     
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    The little boy pissing on the jeep logo is kinda cute though.
     
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    I used acetone and lacquer thinner. The acetone worked best for me and didn't remove the original white paint.
     
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    It goes a long way and comes in I think they're quart cans, the flat cans like acetone comes in.

    Pete
     
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