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Old 10-05-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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Anybody know what the best way is to remove hooks etc. with the foam adhesive backing without doing any damage to the surface? I've got acetone and contact cement thinner, but I am worried they could damage the suface, be it veneer or wallpaper.

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Old 10-05-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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Glenn,

Try xylene. I use a product called Goof Off that removes adhesive residue and it contains mostly xylene
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Hi: Glenn... Another one is Goo Gone. Smell like citrus!!!
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Might try WD-40. I've had good luck with it.
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:44 PM   #5
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Might try WD-40. I've had good luck with it.
Thanks. Whatever I do, I'm going to test on a piece of the same material. My buddy who does corporate interior design, said do nothing. He says the material the hook is stuck on is a thin sheet of paper laminated with a photograph of wood and over it and a very thin layer ( if any ) of a protectant over that. He warns that any chemical can cause damage.

What I didn't tell you earlier is that I already tried to remove the hook ( it's supposed to just pull off, using the tab ). The tab broke off, so then I used a non-serrated butter knife to try to pry it up. Got that started and lifted the rest, and a chunk of "wood grain". My attempt to glue it back in place with white glue only resulted in it tearing and bunching up ( thinner than a sheet of toilet paper ).

So, my solution was going to be to add a larger hook to cover the damage and remove the hooks on either side, which is how this started in the first place ( I had too many hooks, too close together ).

It appears that the simplest thing to do is put the hook back in place.

My advice is don't get carried away with those convenient self-adhesive hooks.

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As if I'm one to offer advice....
But, try this. Read the instructions. I went back to Canadian Tire and read the back of the 3M pack of hooks. To remove, you pull the tab straight down, next to the wall ( may stretch up to 12" ). DO NOT pull the tab towards you or it will break or damage the surface ( exacty what I did, with the predicted result ).

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Ditto. Does a good job and not very harsh.
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But, try this. Read the instructions.
Dang, don't you hate it when that happens

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Dang, don't you hate it when that happens

Thanks for the reminder!
Left a space heater in the Toad for about three hours to warm it up. Not sure if that made a difference, but then I followed the 3M instructions, and had two hooks release with the only damage being to my ego and to my knuckle. I recommend wearing gloves. I pulled the adhesive tab straight down along the wall. It stretched about 10 inches before releasing and firing the plastic part into my fingers.
And, yes, I did it twice and hit myself in the same place.

So, again, read the instructions and save the instructions. I've got a binder with all the instruction manuals for Toad. I keep it in the trailer. I just have to remind myself to read first and then post stupid questions.

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