Author Topic: Removing Adhesive Residue  (Read 116 times)

Chadakoin

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Removing Adhesive Residue
« on: January 22, 2020, 03:19:24 PM »
Anyone have a recommendation for removing trim adhesive residue from bakelite?

19and41

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Re: Removing Adhesive Residue
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 03:20:41 PM »
Is it hardened or soft?

19and41

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Re: Removing Adhesive Residue
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 03:27:56 PM »
If it is in fact unpainted bakelite, it can be pretty forgiving with trying solvents.  I try naptha (lighter fluid) first, then alcohol then acetone.  Tf any of them leaves a adhesive colored mark on your cleaning cloth, you've found it.  Make dead certain it's unpainted bakelite first.

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Re: Removing Adhesive Residue
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 06:10:40 PM »
I ran into this problem last week on a bakelite Cyclometer.  The case had some hardened adhesive about 1 " x 3"  and about 1/8" wide. Looked like some tape was removed but not all the adhesive came off.  Naptha did nothing, 99% isopropanol did nothing.  I ended up very carefully scraping the residue with a plastic putty knife.  Then I polished the case with Novus. 

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Re: Removing Adhesive Residue
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 06:38:13 PM »
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Chadakoin

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Re: Removing Adhesive Residue
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 07:55:51 PM »
I'm trying to get the old glue out of the trim recesses on an Electrolarm. The glue beds are textured, so hard to get it out of the nooks and crannies. Alcohol and acetone will loosen it a bit, but both leave a white residue on the bakelite that has to be scraped off as well. Maybe I'll give naptha a try.

 

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