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Old 08-11-2002, 11:25 AM   #1
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dried adhesive removal, again

I posted this inquiry before but it may have been overlooked,
The arch-shaped wheelwells on my '60 Overlander are covered with a dried adhesive such as Parabond where a previous owner apparently attached some tire shades.
I have tried to remove it with mineral spirits and Walbernize but the danged stuff just won't go.
This pic doesn't really do justice to the prob since it was taken on a sunny day with shadows and the trailer has been walbernized since but may give you a clue to my prob. The holes are drilled where the shades were attached.
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Old 08-11-2002, 02:38 PM   #2
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Lacquer thinner, xylene, Goop off? Wear good gloves.

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Old 08-13-2002, 09:07 AM   #3
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Will the xylene harm the clear-coat? its strong stuff....I used some in the past on a car, and it didn't hurt anything, (and worked great), but I want to be sure before using it on the AS.....
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Old 08-13-2002, 09:44 AM   #4
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Try it on some place inconspicuous, see what happens.

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Old 08-13-2002, 10:07 AM   #5
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You might also try's a rubber cement solvent that works really well on all kinds of sticky stuff.


P.S. Please let us all know what "works" for you...
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Old 08-14-2002, 01:46 AM   #6
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Old 08-14-2002, 10:07 AM   #7
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I use 3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner, Part No. 051135-
08984, for all my adhesive removal jobs. So far, I have found no surface that was harmed by it.
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Old 08-17-2002, 09:48 AM   #8
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Hey y'all,

I use Johnson & Johnson Baby oil to remove tar, road grime, oil and just about any kind of grim from my TT or classic cars. Mix into some Dawn or other mild soap then scrub. My college Chem. Prof. taught us this. - Ray
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Old 08-18-2002, 01:29 AM   #9
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Thumbs up Sticky stuff

I got some stuff at Wal-Mart,don't rember the name of it,but it is a citrus combination of oranges.lemons,and other stuff. It comes in a small spray bottle and it's kind of orange in color.I didn't know the name of it when I went to get it but they did.It removed old duct tape that had been on my R.V. for a long time. It worked really well. If you can find this stuff let me know how it worked for you.
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