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bluetech
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posted 03-01-2002 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The aluminum dash panel in my GT Fastback is covered with felt cloth. The cloth was attached using adhesive/contact cement. I tore the cloth away and the aluminum is full of the hardened adhesive. What do you suggest for removing this adhesive? Can I safely use thinner w/out ruining the finish of the aluminum? Thanks.

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SundanceKid
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posted 03-02-2002 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try mineral spirits first if that doesn't work try fingernail polish remover, accetone (spelling?) neither will hurt the aluminum but the accetone might strip any paint. 3M also makes a adheisive remover available at your local paint supply that would work well.

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mustangs68
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posted 03-02-2002 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
USE both ONLY IN OPEN SPACE..NO FLAME or SPARK NEARBY.

Acetone will make you a little stupid if you breath to much in..make sure you use it with care.

With either if the glue has been on that long you may need to "soak" the panel for a day or so.

Know anyone with a hot tank with M-Pyrol in it..strip that puppy in an hour

Also a product call Goo-B-Gone may work..check local Hardwear stores.

Sam
just a little stupid from working with Chemical for 25+ years

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bluetech
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posted 03-02-2002 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will take all the necessary precautions. I will try my luck using paint thinner. Thanks.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-02-2002 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Make sure you wipe in the direction of the brushmarks! Very important!

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bluetech
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posted 03-03-2002 04:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup, will make sure to go with the grain of the aluminum. Thanks.

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