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Old 26 November 2005, 13:35   #1
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Old Glue Removal - Tip

Right now I'm battering through taking the old rubbing strake off my Searider.

I wondered what to take the old glue off on the tubes and by chance came across a brilliant piece of kit that costs about Ł6.

Its a drill attachment that I bought from B & Q, its marketed as a paint remover for glassfibre etc and looks like a round scotch pad.

Its excellent it doesn't damage the tubes other than take the knobbly bits off the surface of the tube and makes them look like new.

I though this might be handy for someone looking to remove glue in the future. As I have wasted countless hours and days in the past taking off old glue with allsorts of bits and pieces.

I have attached a couple of pics to show you what I mean.

The first picture is of the old glue after the rubbing strake has just been removed using a heat gun.

The second picture shows my first quick attempt at removing the glue before I concentrated on it.

If you look closely on top of the tube you can see the drill attachment.
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Old 26 November 2005, 19:58   #2
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Heres a better picture of the removed glue.
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That's an interesting setup, Biggles. Towing the caravan with the boat.
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Old 26 November 2005, 20:27   #4
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That's an interesting setup, Biggles. Towing the caravan with the boat.
You want to see that setup at sea......
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That's an interesting setup, Biggles. Towing the caravan with the boat.
That's interesting, comming from someone that put a tractor on his RIB .

Nice work Nick, what kind of strake are you replacing it with.
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Glue removal

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HAve you tried the bostik thiners?

Heat tube slightly with heatgun for best results.

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heres a photo of the Drill attachment.

Hope it helps someone.
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Went and got one of these at the weekend, and wanted to say thanks for the recommendation, absolute godsend!
Found it by mistake in the paint section after scouring the tool section for it.
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just watch that you dont get carried away with it and it starts to get too hot,
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Just what I need! Thanks for posting this tip, I just spent 3 hours getting high off MEK trying to remove glue from an old shoddy patch job that I decided to repair. Thanks biggles, gonna get one of those first thing in the morning... Hope it works as well for me as it did for you.

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