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Old 01 June 2004, 08:20   #1
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How to remove old glue?

Hi,

today I took off two handles from my AVON Supersport- had to because I want to be able to fold my A-frame down for transport and for putting a canvas on.... How can I remove the old glue? Doesn`t look that nice, so I`d like to know what kind of chemicals I could use to rub it off? Or should I just take the heater-gun?

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Old 01 June 2004, 08:44   #2
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Toluene based thinner this works well but you may want to look at this first (B4 anyone shoots me down or may be I should have kept quiet!)
Toluene!
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Old 01 June 2004, 13:14   #3
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Toluene

It does work well but as everyone says its very harmfull, which I why I charge danger money for RIB repairs lol . It is easy enough to get hold of here in the UK and in fact I can supply it, but you must be careful with it or you will make yourself very ill . Another method might be using a flap sander gently on a low reving drill, be careful not apply to much pressure or you will damage the fabric!

If you need any further help please let me know.

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Old 01 June 2004, 13:56   #4
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Hi guys,

thanks for that advice- Ive read about that toluene-stuff also in the german Schlauchbootforum but so far I have no idea where to get it? I`m not that alerted because of it`s dangerous affects on my health since I only plan to use it outside for some small areas on my boat- and, honestly: We`re using all kinds of chemical shit every day without even thinking about, starts with petrol that we fill in our cars and ends with aceton that my ol` lady uses to get the paint off her fingernails! I think that these substances are really getting dangerous when someone is exposed to them for a longer period of time.... Don`t get me wrong, cause I will be carefull, but I`m really more concerned about the ingredients of my wife`s lipstick since I kiss her a couple of times every day then about a thinner which I`ll use for 2min in a whole year!

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