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double sided foam tape removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fireinthehole, Aug 16, 2003.

    My Sub has those black mouldings that run down the side of it. It is held on by that double sided foam tape. For those of you that have removed it, how did you do it? I have before, but it is a real pain. I am looking for an easier way.Any suggestions?
     
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    85army tank 1/2 ton status

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    /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifif you go to a parts store there is a wheel you put in a drill it is made of solid rubber it works good for that i use one at work all the time /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Have you tried carb cleaner?? It will take of the wax though... also you can try a decal remover spray.. found it at a paint store...on last idea.. use a heat gun, it works really well.. you can get one at a hobby shop, they are used to shrink film on rc airplanes.. a hair dryer wont get hot enough
     
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    Have you tried carb cleaner?? It will take of the wax though... also you can try a decal remover spray.. found it at a paint store...on last idea.. use a heat gun, it works really well.. you can get one at a hobby shop, they are used to shrink film on rc airplanes.. a hair dryer wont get hot enough
     
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    Decal remover

    Decal remover is acetone. It comes as "decal remover" in spray cans and in squeeze bottles with an ice-scraper looking fitting on it. Some acetone, shop rags, and some elbow grease and you'll get it cleaned up in no time.
     
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    i've used a heat gun before, it will remove most of it ...then if you can get some racing fuel that will remove the sticky stuff left....
     
  6. I am using the decal remover, it works good for the glue, but its the foam thats a pain. I have never heard of that rubber wheel, I will have to look for that.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    3M adhesive remover, I use it every day good stuff. Acetone dries to fast, and doesn't work all that great. Use the acetone to clean up the reside after you use the 3M.
     
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    Get this good sh!t called GOOF OFF. I use it to get off all the stickers on anything I want the stickers removed from and it works great... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Goof Off is good stuff, but it will remove the paint. (As well as most of the above mentioned solvents /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif)

    If you just want to get the adhesive stuff off without removing the wax, clearcoat, and paint - use Goo Gone. It's a citrus based adhesive dissolver (not solvent based) and it works really well!! Get it at the local hardware store.
     
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    I second Goo Gone /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Good [I love Jeeps]
     
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    A heat gun and your library card should do the trick.
     

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