Cleaning gaffer tape glue from a C stand
Posted 11 July 2011 - 06:58 AM
Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:12 AM
If this didn't work I'd break out the MAP gas torch and heat up the glue. Don't sit on any one spot too long, just enough to heat the gum. Once heated I'd use some goof off.
I wouldn't sand it. To be honest I'd probably just replace the main tube at what, $40? But if you have a shop full of guys I'd get the one who did this and make him fix it...along with every stand I owned. Afterwards he would be scraping paper tape off speedrail.
Have fun with it!
Oh, once clean use some McGuires carnuba wax and a medium steel wool for a nice final finish.
Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:25 AM
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:43 PM
"General Purpose Adhesive Remover" #089848
I've been using it for years to strip adhesive residue off of electronics equipment. Like all such products it's best to test it on painted and plastic surfaces.
Auto supply stores often have it and I've seen it at the home box stores.
It's pretty stinky, it's best to use it outdoors and dispose of any used rags and paper towels to an outside dumpster. Use it inside and you risk finding yourself extremely unpopular with any woman within 50' of where you're cleaning the C-Stands.
Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:39 PM
Lighter Fluid - Best in my experience for glue residue (I've used it on bumper stickers with great success)
Acetone - Very handy for cleaning many various unknown residues off things in my experience
Goo-Gone - I second the person who already mentioned this. I've found it equal to lighter fluid, just a commercial product.
Edited by Michele Peterson, 21 August 2011 - 11:41 PM.