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Old 10 December 2010, 15:02   #1
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Getting Treadmaster OFF the deck !

Following on from the Treadmaster PVC tubes thread,
I want to remove some worn Treadmaster from the deck.
Anyone got a quick chemical method for this....something
that will dissolve Treadmaster but not the deck?
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Old 10 December 2010, 17:21   #2
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Don't know of any chemical method but I've found a hot air gun and a pair of pliers to be reasonably succesful.
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Don't know of any chemical method but I've found a hot air gun and a pair of pliers to be reasonably succesful.
+ a paint scraper and elbow grease
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there's a special tool for that, it's a bit like an electric vibrating scraper, mine's a fein saw but other companies make them, it works the same way the saw for cutting the plaster casts from people in hospital's does
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+ a paint scraper and elbow grease
That's how I got mine off......
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Fein saw if you can get hold of one would probably make it easier...

as for me, a few days with hammer and chisel and occasional hot air gun eventually ridded me of the stuff (there was a lot). If it is stuck down properly it is hard work to get rid of, i tried a lot of methods various people told me but hammer and wide chisel used with care worked the best. Cut the sections into strips the width of the chisel with a blade then run the chisel underneath bringing up that section.
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Thanks all... am a little worried about using a heat gun
as its been on for some time, and I am concerned it just may harden
it rather than make it easier to get off.
Helpful answers as always. Sounds like a project for the better weather!
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heat gun didnt help a lot for me, gave up and quicker without but hard work!
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Check these out

These guys do some great chemicals for cleaning/dissolving/removing stuff.
Might be worth having a look/contacting them.

www.benflow.co.uk
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