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09-16-2012 08:04 PM

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I have recently rescued several feet of 3/4 ply that is covered on both sides with laminate. I have removed the laminate with a heat gun but can not seem find a good way to get rid of the glue.

Does anyone know of a way to get rid of the glue or is it a lost cause?

I would really hate to see this go to waste.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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#1 posted 09-16-2012 10:55 PM

I would take a card scraper or glue scraper and try to get as much off as I could…..soak the glue in Naptha or lighter fluid before trying to remove it…..let it penetrate for a bit, then try to remove with above items…...if it won’t come off, then just set it a fire and burn it……just joshing….it may take a little or a lot of work, but it will eventually give up….....then just clean up the leftovers….........!!!!!!!!!

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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#2 posted 09-16-2012 11:45 PM

Naptha will probably work as good as anything to loosen the glue. Lighter fluid would also work, but I’m not sure you can buy that in quarts or gallons. Whenever I did a laminate countertop, I would use Naptha to clean up any glue that was left on any surface. You can usually find it at any of the big box stores. What you will pay for enough Naptha or any other material to clean up both sides of that plywood may cost you more then just buying plywood, especially if you count your time, but then again, who wants to waste a good piece of plywood. lol

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#3 posted 09-16-2012 11:51 PM

Thanks guys!

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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#4 posted 09-17-2012 04:11 AM

It will come right up.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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