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Newbie Kev
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Glue remover

Post by Newbie Kev » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:59 pm

Wonder if anyone could recommend a good glue remover for old window graphics?

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Re: Glue remover

Post by Kai Perry » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:30 pm

Whenever I have to remove graphics, the easiest way is to use Tar & Glue remover, several of the sign suppliers supply similar products which are good for removing the glue from the old graphics.
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Re: Glue remover

Post by Marc Busby » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:09 pm

Hi there Kev,

At the Academy we use Rapid Remover which is available from rapidtac.com and various suppliers. You might find that most modern day washing up liquids contain chemicals that work great for getting glue off though.

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Re: Glue remover

Post by Patrick Thorn » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:25 pm

When I was involved with vinyl graphics, the Rapid Remover, was the business as its water soluble and does what it says on the bottle in 60 seconds. I still have a bottle at home and it has even helped remove hot glue from a work shirt when I accidentally leaned on the glue gun like a fool. :lol:
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Re: Glue remover

Post by the printshop boys » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:33 am

Good ol' fashioned lighter fluid does the trick for us!

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Re: Glue remover

Post by Rob Goleniowski » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:34 pm

I take it you're a non-smoker then!
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Re: Glue remover

Post by Darryl Klick » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:13 pm

Does anyone know whether any of these cleaners will get marks off a heat press platen, because white spirits does not work?
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Re: Glue remover

Post by AtherstoneSigns » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:17 am

Hi - The best and cheapest way of removing glue residue from vinyl is 'nail polish remover. This is available from the high street cheap stores and a 400mm costs £1 and lasts ages.
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Re: Glue remover

Post by Ryan Anderson » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:46 pm

I've not tried it myself but I have heard of some people using 3M adhesive remover, they used it to take decals and badge adhesive off of cars.
A can of it goes a long way and if it doesn't take the paint off of cars it can't be too aggressive either!

I can't remember the product code but it is used a lot in the motor industry.
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Re: Glue remover

Post by mrtn » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:58 pm

I have excellent glue remover available for half the price, with no masking aroma like the major brands have to mask the smell of alcohol. Which means there is no leftover smell after the alcohol has vaporized, pretty much instantly.
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