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07-27-2009 06:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: glue remover sanding belt juvenation belt cleaner question

I have parked a couple of belts ( wraps) that I loaded with glue sanding down a few glue ups.
Right now I have one sitting in water and Cascade dishwasher detergent,
The glue has softened but is still to thick too brush off.
I heard Simple Green works but havent tried that.
Anyone have a sure fire cleaner they could recommend?

Bob

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#1 posted 07-27-2009 06:56 PM

Hello Bob
You might try a heat gun to soften the glue and then brush it off.
Regards
DAN

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#2 posted 07-27-2009 07:07 PM

Hi DAN, that’s where I started with this one. I was removing heavy glue fromthe bak of a board I want to restore so it could be glued again. The glue lifted in some spots but was too well bonded in others rendering the surface useless. If I scrubbed too hard witha wire bursh I hae not abrasive left.
Seems to me that somebody mentioned vinegar to me but I’m not sure it will dissovle aliphatic glue.
Bob

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#3 posted 07-27-2009 07:21 PM

Have you tried one of those large eraser sticks? They’re great for removing sanding residue but I don’t know about glue.

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#4 posted 07-27-2009 07:51 PM

contact cement remover will do it.Use a small brush

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#5 posted 07-27-2009 08:31 PM

There was a post on here I didn’t try but they mentioned that a piece of white PVC pipe worked better at removing crud off of belts better than the big gum rubber erasers..Maybe it is just hard/sharp enough to get the crud out.

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#6 posted 07-29-2009 05:39 AM

another house hold item that will probably work is shaving cream … a few years ago I bought a old police car and the adhesive would not come off with any other way. even automotive adhesive remover wouldn’t work, so I did a Google and someone suggested shaving cream. I went to the dollar store and bought a can. it is the lanolin that dissolves it I think.

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#7 posted 07-29-2009 01:27 PM

That’s certainly worth a try Dan.
I’ve run out of cleaning things around the house.

I’ll keep you posted

Bob

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