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Old 10 September 2014, 14:18   #1
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grab strap replacement

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i have a flatacraft that i pressume is hypalon which has snapped grab straps.

is there a way of getting the remains from the old ones off the tube?

i heard about using a heat gun! is this ok?

is there a release agent i could buy?

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Old 11 September 2014, 02:54   #2
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Hi Smee,

To remove the hypalon patch use a heat gun carefully, I also have a flatacraft that I am doing a total refurb on (in my spare time)!
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Old 11 September 2014, 15:30   #3
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thank you

i got home from work and tried it and it cam off pretty easy.

its left some old glue residue behind, how is the best way to remove that?

your website looks pretty impressive, i like the repairs section pics...

trouble is im going to keep picking your brains now untill i finish this project......

and your only about 2 miles from me..dont worry, i wont come knocking..lol..

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Scotchbrite pad and some MEK should get it done.

A flap disk, power drill (or Dremel) and a judicious hand will get it done as well (go really really slow to avoid going through the outer layer.)

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Old 14 September 2014, 14:36   #5
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i think scotchbrite will be the next step...ive thrown every chemical at it from my garage and its pretty stubborn stuff.........
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thank you

i got home from work and tried it and it cam off pretty easy.

its left some old glue residue behind, how is the best way to remove that?

your website looks pretty impressive, i like the repairs section pics...

trouble is im going to keep picking your brains now untill i finish this project......

and your only about 2 miles from me..dont worry, i wont come knocking..lol..

smee


Hi Smee,
Feel free to pop in anytime for some advise.
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