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  • Removing tank protector glue

    Hi,
    Looked for Cams general how to thread but couldn't find it.

    How do I get this off. The guy who put it on didn't do a great job and it came off, I can live without one but want to know how to get the residue off.

    TIA

    edit: pic uploader not working, but basically how do i get glue residue off the tank?
    If you keep trying to explain it with logic and facts you will possibly end up hurting your sanity.

  • #2
    wax and grease remover or prepsol

    get it from any auto store

    soak it in and wipe it off.


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    • #3
      Just use some Eucalyptus oil.

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      • #4
        Or turps.

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        • #5
          Hot air gun.

          Don't be shy. Get it hot, until the old residue starts bubbling and smoking. A little while after that it will go hard, not gooey and sticky, and it will fall off with a light tap of a chisel. The paintwork underneath won't be harmed at all - you're not using flame, after all.

          Post photos of progress and we can use this thread as a reference.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Captain Starfish View Post
            Hot air gun.

            Don't be shy. Get it hot, until the old residue starts bubbling and smoking. A little while after that it will go hard, not gooey and sticky, and it will fall off with a light tap of a chisel. The paintwork underneath won't be harmed at all - you're not using flame, after all.

            Post photos of progress and we can use this thread as a reference.
            And the sound of the tank exploding will be heard all around Perth. (Added just in case the OP is very gullible )
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            • #7
              Isopropyl Alcohol in a bottle worked for me.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Morgs View Post
                And the sound of the tank exploding will be heard all around Perth. (Added just in case the OP is very gullible )
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                • #9
                  WD40, google it's uses.

                  Apparently it does lots of stuff.

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                  • #10
                    Eucalyptus oil.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Captain Starfish View Post
                      Hot air gun.

                      Don't be shy. Get it hot, until the old residue starts bubbling and smoking. A little while after that it will go hard, not gooey and sticky, and it will fall off with a light tap of a chisel. The paintwork underneath won't be harmed at all - you're not using flame, after all.

                      Post photos of progress and we can use this thread as a reference.
                      I'll try the brake fluid before this. How gullible do you think I am ?
                      If you keep trying to explain it with logic and facts you will possibly end up hurting your sanity.

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                      • #12
                        Brake fluid: brilliant! Why didn't I think of that?

                        On a more serious note, gentle use of a hot air gun if there's heaps of the shit there will soften it up and make it easier to rag off with Eucalyptus oil or WD40 (aka turpentine that smells nicer). I find the Eucalyptus works better than WD40.
                        Last edited by Captain Starfish; 06-12-2013, 10:16 AM.
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                        • #13
                          WD40 is fish oil based so you could use that or a fillet of salmon.

                          WD40 will be cheaper.

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                          • #14
                            I've been using an orange oil based solvent called de-solv,it on glue residue with some success, got it from bunnings, it makes your hands smell pretty and the oil/solvent washes off easily with soapy water

                            Works well getting tar splatters off too
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by stromrider View Post
                              I'll try the brake fluid before this. How gullible do you think I am ?
                              Nobody is calling you gullible mate.

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