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Old 10-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Cleaning Old Adhesives?

Hi there,

I'm working on putting things back together again after a shell-off renovation.

What is the best way to remove all the old adhesives and sealants from the aluminum? I'd like to make my own mess rather than just add to someone else's mess.

I don't know exactly what was used on this AS but I do find what looks like clear silicon of the sort often see on aquariums. I also have all of the factory installed sealants to clean up.

Suggestions?

Thanks,
Pete
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:02 PM   #2
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Is not affecting the clear coat a factor?

For silicone I cut off as much as possible with a sharp, razor type blade and then use silicone remover.
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A heat gun may help
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