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Old 25 June 2013, 14:15   #1
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Removing sign writing?

Does anyone know the best way to remove the sticky stuff left behind when removing sign writing from rubbing strakes and hypalon?
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Old 25 June 2013, 14:18   #2
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we use petrol at work to remove the glue left behind after stickers/race no's peeled off, don't know if it's compatable with pvc and hypalon though ?
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Acetone works on PVC.
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Autoglym do a Tar and Adhesive remover that is very good I get it 5ltrs at a time..
I can let you have some if your passing.
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Traffic film remover is good but quite aggressive, there are a few glue removers out there but dont use a solvent based one, try something like StickStuff remover.
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Seen one of these in use on old glue http://www.henshaw.co.uk/products/92...ting-hen002305
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for the rubbing strake, orbital sander 1200 grit discs,
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3M used to make a product called Clean Art that removed overspray from their strong spray adhesives. It had benzene in it before we knew better!

Product has since been removed... but that was fantastic for this type of work. 3M do quite a few solvents for removing sticky residue. Think the only thing you can get here over the counter is 3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner, 1 Litre Tin

Goes without saying - to check small area first.
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Acetone works on PVC.
I was warned a few weeks ago to be careful with acetone anywhere near tubes. I bought some to clear some rubbish of the strake and boat cleaner warned me not to use it.
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