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Any tips for removing glue residue?

Discussion in 'Paint Removal' started by mitch_04, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. mitch_04

    mitch_04 Learnin'

    The '70 Datsun 2000 I'm restoring had its interior vinyl glued onto the body, as well as the carpet. I've been blasting the interior paint off and some of the glue is so thick it doesn't come off, even with blasting! I don't want to just hold the blaster directly on it either, I'm hoping someone has some advice. Anyone know of a solvent that will remove glue and not be a problem with primer?
  2. jlcustomz

    jlcustomz evil painter

    I always start with the gentlest solvent that will do the job.
    ‚ÄčI'd try xylene first, then mek.
  3. mitch_04

    mitch_04 Learnin'

    Is this something I should soak for a while to help it absorb? I thought lacquer thinner but I'm worried about it messing with the primer. I'll see if I have some Xylene or MEK on my shelf.
  4. jlcustomz

    jlcustomz evil painter

    I wouldn't really soak it , just rub with a soaked rag, Soaking is just as or more likely to hurt primer. If some is real thick you'll likely need to scrape it down a little first. As with anything, test a less conspicuous area first.. I'd clean with alcohol type cleaner afterwards & let it get some decent dry time to evaporate solvents if you're painting.
  5. Joshua Coy

    Joshua Coy New Member

    I agree with you that rubing with soaked rag can help you.
  6. mitch_04

    mitch_04 Learnin'

    Old thread revival! I ended up using a wire wheel, then re-blasting the areas.

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