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Forum topic by kimball posted 10-25-2011 09:42 PM 1462 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kimball

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10-25-2011 09:42 PM

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I assembled two pieces of birch with double sided carpet tape in order to match machine them. So far so good. The machining went well. I pried the pieces apart with a 5 in 1 painter’s tool. still going good. I peeled off the carpet tape and discovered both parts had tape residue on them. Without thinking, I grabed a bottle of GOO GONE and a rag. The tape residue was no match for the GOO GONE. However,....... the GOO GONE soaked into the wood. I quickly grabed another rag and some acetone. I scrubbed and scrubbed but some of the GOO GONE is still in the wood and I am sure that it won’t take a finish…....

ANY SUGGESTIONS? PLEEEEEASE!


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 10-25-2011 10:03 PM

I’m not familiar with that brand, but most of those things are acetone based and will evaporate on their own. How long has it been?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 10-25-2011 10:21 PM

Charlie, It is a lemon based formula and I applied it about two hours ago.
I just called the company. They said multiple applications of acetone should do the trick or If I was going to sand it, soap and water.
I am going to sand it but think I will try several more applications of acetone.
Thanks for your reply.
Kimball

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Dan

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#3 posted 10-25-2011 10:22 PM

You try sanding it lightly or hitting it with a plane? Might just be on the very surface.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#4 posted 10-25-2011 10:28 PM

Dan, I did try sanding it. However, I don’t want to alter the dimensions by sanding too much.
I just thought of something while writing this. I am going to get a piece of scrap, apply some GOO GONE and clean it with acetone like the real piece. I’ll let it dry and apply some wipe on poly like I intended to with the real piece and see what happens.
I’ll let you all know what happens. Sometimes I need this sort of thing to get my own thought juices churning.
Thank you,
Kimball

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#5 posted 10-26-2011 01:42 PM

Ok, After dosing the scrap piece with GOO GONE, I wiped it down with Acetone four times, letting it dry between cleansings. Then I gave it two hours to completely air out. I then applied a coat of wipe on poly and…....
VIOLA! Problem solved. It looked fine.
Thanks again,
Kimball

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Bill White

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#6 posted 10-29-2011 08:38 PM

Had the similar issue with clamp pads leaving a “stain” on a tabletop edge. Wiped it with acetone to solve the problem.
Just gotta be careful not to blow up the shop.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#7 posted 10-29-2011 10:45 PM

Still here! Shop’s still here! Success!
Kimball

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