Removing glue from clamps

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Forum topic by Routerisstillmyname posted 11-15-2009 05:01 AM 1133 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2009 05:01 AM

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Can anyone recommend a product that will remove/strip hardened Polyurethane ( as in Gorilla) glue from clamps.

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#1 posted 11-15-2009 06:17 AM

A grinder? Try acetone soak.

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#2 posted 11-15-2009 07:54 AM

I’d try a wire wheel on an angle grinder. I use an air powerd one because it’s smaller and easier to control. I havn’t tried it on poly glue, but it works fine on yellow glue. Can’t imagine it would be any harder to remove.

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#3 posted 11-15-2009 03:17 PM

Cured poly is tough to remove. About the only thing that will take it off is scraping and/or sanding. Putting a coat of wax on the clamps between usage helps make removing hardened glue easier.

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 12:00 AM

I spent a long time a little while ago chipping away at the clue on my metal clamps with a scraper. Lots of elbow grease needed. Now I am sure to cover them with duct tape if there is a question of major seepage.

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#5 posted 11-16-2009 12:02 AM

i just put blocks between the project n my clams

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#6 posted 11-16-2009 12:40 AM

This isn’t what you want to hear, but, waxpaper keeps it from getting it on there.I have taped waxpaper to the glue up, then put the clamps on.Or , tape it to your clamps. Or, tape your clamps with masking tape, then tear it off later.

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#7 posted 11-16-2009 01:24 AM

Get an old chisel and a real hammer, I know… never hit a chisel with a hammer but you need some force behind this one lol.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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