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Old 02-09-2014, 15:25   #1
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What Removes Velcro Sticky Residue from Gelcoat?

I pulled off the old velcro used for port light curtains. I've tried many products including Goof Off. Nothing I've tried seems to work. Any ideas?

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Old 02-09-2014, 15:43   #2
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Re: What removes velcro sticky residue from gelcoat?

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Old 02-09-2014, 15:46   #3
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Re: What removes velcro sticky residue from gelcoat?

Sandpaper...



Tried acetone, xlyene ???

Better yet... heatgun ???
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Old 02-09-2014, 15:53   #4
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Tried sandpaper, xlyene and heat gun...just don't get it :-/ What the heck is in velcro tape??? This is ridiculous...:-)

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If oil doesn't work (anything from WD 40 to vegetable oil) try a cleaner called oops. Works really well but I would wear gloves
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Old 02-09-2014, 16:05   #6
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Re: What removes velcro sticky residue from gelcoat?

Ok gang...I just applied the "Fight Fire with Fire" theory. I stuck a new piece of industrial velcro on the residue and pulled it off quickly. It grabbed it and pulled it off...wow! No Lowes trip today:thumbup:

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Re: What removes velcro sticky residue from gelcoat?

GooGone worked for me. Nothing else even touched it.
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Re: What removes velcro sticky residue from gelcoat?

Acetone. With any solvent you have to let it soak in a bit.
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Re: What removes velcro sticky residue from gelcoat?

3m adhesive remover -won't hurt gelcoat, varnish, or painted surfaces. Apply, allow to sit for a minute or so, rub off with terry cloth. Should do it!



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Re: What removes velcro sticky residue from gelcoat?

Zoff is a product we can buy in Aus at pharmacy outlets - it is used for removing plasters in hospitals and is excellent for any sticky residue.

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Re: What removes velcro sticky residue from gelcoat?

The adhesive is basically rubber cement and the solvent for that is naphtha or benzene. Old rubber cement will be harder to get off and there are many high-end solvents that will pull it off faster. Some of the "orange citrus" cleaners will also take it off, but many of them also remove paint, caveat emptor.

A clean white terry cloth rag helps to pull it off and hold it off instead of just moving it around, or a Scotchbrite sponge can help. But there's no magic, just rubber cement thinner and patience and some mechanical abrasion.
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Is this the same same kind of MEK that will remove your head too? Or am I being clueless?
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Re: What removes velcro sticky residue from gelcoat?

Thanks everyone for you're responses! I'm finding Cruisers Forum is becoming a life-line for me :-)
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