sticky glue

sticky glue

Postby vision78 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:23 pm

Anyone have any advice on how to get old griptape glue of a deck without to much damage? Like what the best stuff to use is.

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Re: sticky glue

Postby Ben-G » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:28 pm

I had some success with electrical switch cleaner (a bit wasteful as this stuff is gold dust for guitars & amps, but it was the first thing that came to hand in the shed). I squirted it on and scrubbed a bit with the rough side of a washing up sponge, then the glue wiped off in horrible little balls. Didn't have to scrub so hard that it scratched the wood/stain or anything.
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Re: sticky glue

Postby Alec » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:33 pm

andre wrote: the 8 is a different beast altogether. you won't be thinking about truck geometry when you're just trying not to get killed. :mrgreen:
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Re: sticky glue

Postby GoR64 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:52 pm

Don't halfords do some sort of 'sticky stuff remover'?
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Re: sticky glue

Postby Brian S » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:30 pm

Gently warm the tape first to soften the glue, use an iron on the top of the tape with a tea towel or something similar in between to avoid damage to each, works a treat & costs nothing :D
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Re: sticky glue

Postby Pearce » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:04 pm

Goo gone

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Re: sticky glue

Postby TonyB » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:24 pm

^^^^^^^^What he said ^^^^^^

Goo Gone - works well smells OK and won't screw up graphics if you have them on top of the deck. Might suggest gently scraping as much off with a plastic scraper/credit card or something like it. You can soften the old glue with a hair dryer.

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