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getting rid of the sticky things in the tub?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by LKJR, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    you know those stick on grip things people put in the bottom of the bathtub? well the previous tennant here tried to pull them up but that glue they use should be sold to NASA (problem solved)

    I've been soaking them in goo gone and using a brillo pad and putty knife to pull them up but even that dosen't work well.

    anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Stickseler

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    Die grinder?
     
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    BFH. Removes anything.
     
  4. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    you could try a big wire cup on a 4 1/2" grinder...

    lacquer thinner will cut glue better than anything..
     
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    Fiberglass tub??

    You could try a hair dryer or heat gun,if the tub isn't fiberglass...if it is,your limited as to what solvents you can use to loosen the glue...I'd suggest carb cleaner,but that has tolune and acetone in it,both eat fiberglass! :doah: ..how about a single edge razor blade in a holder?....or if its really stuck,cant you just LEAVE it in there?? :rolleyes: :crazy:
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    sheesh, i thought he was talkin about a Blazer tub... duh... :o

    in that case a wirewheel wouldn't be too good eh? ;)

    lacquer thinner is still best for the glue tho..
     
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    Do it carefully, otherwise your going to have to yank the tub, well, if you care what it looks like, because most tubs have a porcelin finish over the top, try not to damadge the porcelin :crazy:
     
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    isoprophenol alcohol. We it let it set for a little maybe with rag soaked in it on top of the spot then scrape at it. just like you would laquer thinner. This what alot of people to get the glue for window tint off. Maybe a little scotch brite pad will help too.
     
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    Just make sure there's no water in the tub.:wink1:
     
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    laquer thinner is your best bet alcohal just doesent cut it.

    if you go to an automotive paint suply and get your thiner there that stuff is the most powerfull, the stuff inhardwear store seems to be cut with something cheap like paint thiner or turpintine.

    i get mine at shurman colour your world, and automotive only store::waytogo:"
     
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    WD-40 removes most of those types of adhesives.

    If not a 'glass tub can also try Acetone or MEK. Both of those are pretty aromatic, so turn the fan on high.
     
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    Yeah my landlord told me it was my problem to get the glue off. Acetone worked good but when the tub gets dirty they showed up a little.
     
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    thanks guys I'll give some of those a try
     

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