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Author Topic: sticky velcro glue removal??  (Read 245 times)
VE7REN
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« on: August 19, 2007, 12:00:49 PM »

hello,i bought a used radio which had a big piece of velcro on the top of it. what houshold or over the counter product would work without ruining the case and paint etc?? thanks ve7ren
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W5CPT
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007, 12:09:44 PM »

Goo Gone - available at your local Big Box hardware store. You will then need something along the lines of windex, as the Goo Gone leaves an oily residue.


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NA0AA
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007, 12:17:04 PM »

I have also used Denatured [not rubbing] alcohol for the same purpose - I had junked up the case of my IC-735 over the years to hold various items, it all came off pretty well.

If all else fails....how about a dab of petrol, used in an outdoor area on a very small moist rag?  That is what we often used to remove decal residue from our motorcycles, used carefully it does not damage the paint.
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N9ESH
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007, 12:37:01 PM »

What I've found that works pretty well is WD-40.
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K7KBN
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2007, 12:45:50 PM »

Nail polish remover - but be very careful of the paint.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2007, 12:52:20 PM »

I have had excellent luck with WD-40, a rag and a little elbow grease for similar type glue removal.
Good luck 73/Paul W6VPS
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VA7IC
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2007, 01:49:33 PM »

I agree with Goo Gone.  That's what I've used for a number of years to remove all kinds of sticky residue from equipment.  I prefer to clean up with pure Isopropyl Alcohol (not rubbing alcohol).  Things like windex and other cleaners can cause damage if they get into the circitry. If the case/cover comes off with relative ease I usually remove it to do the cleaning just to err on the side of caution.
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KB1LKR
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2007, 02:42:32 PM »

Beware of nail polish remover on all but unpainted metal, it's primarily acetone, an aggressive solvent. Goo Gone, WD-40, methyl alcohol, etc. are likely to be tamer. On unpainted metals, including colored, anodized aluminum, acetone (or it's relative: methyl ethyl ketone, MEK) should be okay though.
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VE7REN
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2007, 03:06:13 PM »

thanks fellas.ill try the above.
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KE3WD
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2007, 08:57:18 PM »

A little heat from mama's hair dryer can speed the process up, especially if using WD-40, just don't get carried away with the heat.  


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