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Old 07-18-2014, 08:56 AM   #1
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sticky glue residue

Hi All,

Conversion of our 2013 23FB dinette to a lounge is easy, and we enjoy the dual use of this area. Problem: The ultraleather seat back cushion velcro is glued, and that glue is weeping. When we flip the cushions down, we end up with a sticky mess on our dinette table that requires Goo Gone to remove. Has anyone else had this problem? Advice on best way to clean the sticky seat cushion backs?

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Old 07-18-2014, 10:01 AM   #2
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We use liquid lighter fluid (naphtha) for glue removal. We have found that it does a good job, and works well on plastics which sometimes suffer finish damage with Goo Gone.

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Old 07-19-2014, 10:38 AM   #3
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I have used lighter fluid to remove graphics from vehicles. It works well.
Remember the '94-'97 Nissan King Cab XE graphics? Really ugly and tacky- the first thing I would do when I got a truck home was to strip that ugly junk off of there. It had vinyl graphics from the front turn signal all the way to within 2 feet of the rear turn signal. The Mazda SE5 was about as bad, and it looked so much nicer with that garbage gone .


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Old 07-19-2014, 12:28 PM   #4
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I suspect that is the Velcro which has pressure-sensitive glue on the back (comes that way from the Velcro factory). Sometimes that glue reacts with the plasticizers in the surface the Velcro is stuck down on and degrades into a soft, sticky mess. And I do mean mess.

About the only solution I have found for this is to remove the offending Velcro strips, thoroughly clean the glue residue off the place where the Velcro was, and find a new way to attach Velcro that does not have the glue backing.

Other than sewing, my most effective method of attachment is to use 3M type 90 spray adhesive. If you do decide to try that, follow the directions on the can and be absolutely sure to mask off any area which should not have the glue. Once the stuff gets on a surface, it is almost impossible to get off.

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Consider using Imperial Cleaner and Spot Remover. AKA dry cleaning fluid. You won't be disappointed. It removes pine tar/sap and sticky residue. My parents used it (think gum in a child's hair), we have used it for forty years and now our grown children do as well.


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