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Old 07-16-2007, 01:21 PM   #1
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Removing old Vulkem?

Any tips on how to remove old Vulkem from window edges and the like? I know that you shouldn't use a metal scraper, but that's about it.
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
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We used popsicle sticks. Sharpen the tip to a point and use it to scrape out the old stuff...the wood is soft enough that it won't scratch the aluminum, but firm enough to get the "goo" out.

You can buy a pack of them at your local hobby store or invite a bunch of kids over and treat them to Popsicles on a hot day...as long as they give you the sticks!

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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Heat gun, but not too hot.
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:14 PM   #4
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Smile Hi Mike,

Someone said to use WD40. This will soften the goop. I know that WD40 works on removing clue from tape. I have not used it yet for that purpose but will in near future. Regards from Russell in hot Tucson Az.
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:17 PM   #5
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Heat gun, but not too hot.
LOL, A heat gun, eh? Would 110 degree temperatures here in Phoenix be hot enough?
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:28 PM   #6
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I use a heat gun on medium setting...around 400-800 degrees, just don't leave it in one place too long

Then use Popsicle sticks or if your wife does manicures an orange stick works pretty good too.

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You could use a reflector and double or triple that Phoniex sunshine to get enough heat - but a heat gun is your best bet, I can attest to the sunburn one can/will get working on, beside or near an Airstream in full sun!
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:43 PM   #8
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Before running out to buy a heat gun try using a hair dryer to soften up the Vulkamen...I frequently used a hair dryer to thaw frozen water lines in my barn...have the popsicle sticks at the ready.
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Use an old orange stick with a sharpen angle point, or you could use a insulated tweaker with the metal tip removed(again, a shapen point). If you have steady hands, you could also use one of my favorite..A stainless steel tooth pick bought at Wally's World..The point get into the tighest gap, plus, when you're finis using it it has a handy case for storage.
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prep solvent [automotive paint supply] works on all goop, silicone and vulkum
realy cleans nice

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