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#1 PeterAbraham

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:49 AM

Simple enough. Need to clean up some gear, mounting plates, cases, etc. What's the favorite solvent these days for completely dissolving gaff tape adhesive? Acetone doesn't cut it.

 

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#2 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:53 AM

Lacquer thinner
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#3 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:54 AM

Hi Peter!

 

I've used Goo Off and some industrial grade orange spray solvent from ZEPP which can be found online or at a commercial hardware store.  Wear gloves.

 

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#4 Alan Rencher

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:33 AM

Liftoff works really well.


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#5 Orlando Duguay

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:46 AM

A heat gun and a paint scraper works pretty well on flight cases


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#6 PeterAbraham

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:53 AM

Good thoughts all, many thanks. Yeah, Orlando, that is THE tried and true method for cleaning up shipping cases. However, I use Pelican not Anvil type cases and when that day comes to strip, I'm thinking heat gun and hard plastic edged scraper, not a razor-based scraper to avoid slicing into the body of the case.

 

Hi MEJ !!

 

Will pick up Goo Off or Laquer Thinner today. I've got a plate or two with oogey tapey mess on them. I'm working on a template for very thin rubber or latex "clampdown" pad for the plates and they must be absolutely clean before I try affixing the rubber pads into place.

 

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Peter


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#7 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:52 PM

Peter, what works great is WD-40 or AFC 50 and the like. Basically any kind of oil works good on stickers or gaffer tape leftovers.
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#8 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:54 PM

Goof Off and Goo Gone work well, Sometimes Goof Off wont do the trick and then Goo Gone does it, and vice versa.

 

Happy Summer cleaning!

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#9 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:27 PM

i use Zippo fuid. works really well.


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#10 nick franco

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:41 PM

Gasoline.


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#11 Giorgi Koridze

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

Fuel or use  good quality Gaffer tape : )


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#12 Mikael Kern

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:17 PM

Sometimes Nashua 357 is the fastest/easiest way. Lift off the old glue with some fresh...


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#13 Daniel Stilling DFF

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

Trader joes has an orange spray that is sold as a deodorizer, but works like magic in cleaning goo off, and it makes your gear smell great too!
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Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

eucalyptus oil


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#15 Joe Lawry

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

lisigav


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