Cleaning up Adhesive
I'm posting this because a member had a question about this in the genral forum. Try it for yourself. The key to this technique is a good solvent that will break the adhesive down. I have found nothing better (solution) than what I mention in the following:|
Nothing seems to come easy when removing old snotted up adhesive. What I do to cut down on the amount that gets everywhere is this: I use a product called DE-Solve-It, you probably remember me saying something about it. when i get the adhesive exposed i spray it and the stuff i use breaks it down to where when I take a razor blade (in a holder by the way, i mention the holder cause Ive seen people just hold the razor in bare hand) and scrape, it all collects in a uniform "glob o snot". I scrape left to right on the first pass. The blade collects the "snot" and I wipe the blade off of any adhesive. Then I scrape top to bottom and repeat the wiping of the "snot" and repeat the 2 steps until clean.
The reason for the "left to right" then "top to bottom" procedure is because Ive noticed that when you scrape in one direction sometimes, the ahesive might not come off on that pass. If you change directions, it will usually come off scraping from another direction. Plus its all about being thorough.
I have much less "snot" to clean off of everything else when I wipe the blade after each pass. It would be hard to cut it down to zero "snot" on the panel but it does well. Hope that helps TTC.