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Old 08-09-2019, 03:25 PM   #1
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removing old vulkem

Anyone know of a good solvent that will make removing old vulkem a little easier? Thanks.
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:39 PM   #2
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Mineral spirits will help with the clean up. But my experience with Vulkem doesn't have the word easy in it !! A lot of elbow grease is necessary to remove aged Vulkem.

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If you found anything that would dissolve vulkem, you would not want to touch it! It would be dangerous !
You might try a little lacquer thinner to help remove some residue, but even that stuff is dangerous.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:46 PM   #4
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A heat gun carefully used will soften it and you can use a plastic scraper to get most of it off.Be careful and don't get any area too hot.
Lacquer thinner will dissolve what you can't get off with the scraper and heating. I just removed the fridge vent to install some fans to help with fridge cooling and it worked great. If the surface isn't visible a scotchbrite pad soaked in lacquer thinner just rubs the old vulkem off the aluminum. Don't use too much pressure or you will scratch the surface. Wear thick glove for protection.
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