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Old 24 May 2014, 11:42   #1
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Glue Removal

really need some help please! just taken a load of rubber strips off my rib and it have left a own of hypalon glue that i need to remove! what is the easiest and quickest way of removing this?
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Solvent and a scothbrite pad. For hypalon, MEK works best, I think. Acetone will work, but flashes off pretty quick.

Check in the SIB section; Peter_C has done this quite a bit.

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As above, takes a long time and use a gentle grade. Keep changing it as it absorbs all the grot.
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Blow Torch,it's much quicker.


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Solvent and a scothbrite pad. For hypalon, MEK works best, I think. Acetone will work, but flashes off pretty quick.

Check in the SIB section; Peter_C has done this quite a bit.

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The goal is remove as little material as possible yet all of the glue. Scotchbrite pads works awesome, but it takes some elbow grease. Use lots of MEK if it hypalon. Make sure to wear high quality neoprene gloves, and outside is the best location so you get fresh air. A good respirator is important too.

Some people like using drills and flap disks, but the pictures I have seen posted here show major material removal.

After glue removal you will need to scuff the now smooth material with sand paper or the proper type of file. A preprep wipe of MEK and you are ready to reglue.
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As above, takes a long time and use a gentle grade. Keep changing it as it absorbs all the grot.
I actually prefer the stuff with the largest gaps to absorb the glue. I cut them into small pieces so they can be dipped into a container of acetone/MEK, and throw them out often.
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i used good wetted rag to soften glue with solvent from polymarine, scotch pad gets full quickly so used sharp wood chisel and scraped excess off by dragging chisel wiping with a rag then scotch pad wetted to finish did an area of 12 inch x 4 inch in about 10 mins dont do it on warm days its quicker solvent stays on glue longer
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thanks guys! looks like i have a busy weekend ahead! what is the best way of getting paint off the tubes similar way or different chemicals?
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Also find some shade. The tubes will absorb a lot of heat in direct sun and the solvent will dry out faster. And those fumes are really nasty, don't brush off the respiarotor advice.
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