Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-21-2020, 12:17 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
1977 31' Excella 500
Spring , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 261
Best Way to Remove Old Adhesive From Panels?

What would be the best product to use to strip and prep the panels for installation and sealing?

There is old adhesive and silicone left behind from the old patch job done.
__________________
1977 31' Excella 500 full restoration: Excella 500 Off Road Build
GPurcell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2020, 08:22 AM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
1977 31' Excella 500
Spring , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 261
No one?
__________________
1977 31' Excella 500 full restoration: Excella 500 Off Road Build
GPurcell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2020, 09:13 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,424
Images: 108
I'm someone...

The best thing I have found to remove tape adhesive is "Bestine". For Silicone I've found the "Permatex Gasket Remover" works pretty well. Silicone is a bear to remove completely....usually, there are some choice %#$@*! words involved.

Both can be found locally as well...

Good luck!

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | ACI - CO Unit (Formerly WBCCI) | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2020, 09:32 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
thewarden's Avatar

 
2016 27' International
Sherwood Park , Alberta
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 628
I use this, https://goofoffproducts.com It works well and does not hurt the AS coating.

Check this out as well.
thewarden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2020, 10:18 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
1976 31' Sovereign
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,923
Blog Entries: 1
Be aware goof off will remove clear coating older AS, some claim doesn't on new but it def. will on older AS.
featherbedder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2020, 10:54 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
2018 25' International
Slidell , Louisiana
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 3,477
The Bestline solvent works ok on some but not all adhesives. WD40 does a nice Jobe on a wider range. It iis not quit as effective but very similar to GoofOff. It is a bit easier on clear coat. You may want to try it first. As mentioned the gasket removers at least work a bit with silicones and polyurethane flex sealants.
__________________
Brian
BayouBiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2020, 07:39 AM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
1977 31' Excella 500
Spring , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 261
Great! Many thanks. My clearcoat is well FUBAR'd already - if there is any left - so not worried about it.
__________________
1977 31' Excella 500 full restoration: Excella 500 Off Road Build
GPurcell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2020, 10:32 AM   #8
3 Rivet Member
 
1976 Argosy 24
1961 28' Ambassador
1968 26' Overlander
Lakewood , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 115
Hey gang, after 45 years in the automotive industry and dealing with sealants/adhesives and how to remove them on a daily, "in the trenches" basis, here are some of my favorites.... The aptly named 3M General purpose adhesive remover, either spray or quart can, often with 3M scotchbrite red pads. WD40 can be very effective in the right situation, again with scotchbrite or wire brush. Professionals hate silicone sealants because you must remove 100% of it for an effective reseal with the correct product. Nothing is really a solvent for silicone but many can act as an effective lubricant to help speed the job along. I have never heard of or used the Bestline product. GoofOff is way down my list. For old, as in 60's/70's vulkem, I like some judicioius heat with a real heat gun and your scraper of choice. My overall arsenal has dozens of tools and products and trial and error and experience go a long ways towards a time effective result.
Happy scraping... Mark D
mrdes8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Remove Insulation Adhesive ASNomads Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 12 01-05-2018 09:28 PM
How to remove number adhesive Bill M. Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 8 09-07-2016 07:15 AM
How do I remove the adhesive left from stripe GeGe Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 18 03-04-2015 09:16 PM
Mystery adhesive on patch and how do I remove it? seismicfish General Repair Forum 6 05-07-2014 08:48 AM
Insulation in the walls -- adhesive or no adhesive? wrajr Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 8 04-27-2010 09:08 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.