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Old 26 November 2006, 13:00   #1
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Removing treadmaster

Anypne done this and got some hints and tips?
Had a go with a scraper and looks like it will take days!
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Not sure if its on the tubes or deck but a hot air gun will and does work removing it from tubes.
The heat destroys the glue in no time.
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I've read elsewhere that people have used a belt-sander with great effect.
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Old 26 November 2006, 15:19   #4
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Use a heatgun and 2" scraper. Get it really hot (so you cannot touch it) and ease the scraper underneath. Once you get it started, you'll be able to get through it at a good old pace, but if it's not hot enough, the treadmaster will just rip.
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does heat not damage the GRP?
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I suppose like anything - take care. You'll know when it's hot enough, as the scraper will easily feed its way under the TM. I think you'd need to give it some real welly with the heatgun to damage the GRP - the TM will probably burn first. This method isn't about burning the TM away, it's about melting the glue holding it down. TM can be stuck back down afterwards if you need to
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yup heating the glue will make it go tacky so that your able to remove the treadmaster!!!!

its the method ive used to remove glued on trim of my car!!! worked a treat!!!

also the advice i gave to anyone comin into mailpeed

it would have to get REALLY hot to damage the GRP
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