Replace weatherstripping - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-21-2009, 06:44 AM   #1
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I am a newbie to taking care of a Scamp so I do appreciate this forum. I need to replace the weatherstrip around the door. The old peels off but I need to remove the old glue or what is left under the weatherstripping. What should I use to remove this?

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Old 05-21-2009, 09:23 AM   #2
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Jane, You can use any of the products that remove adhesives(goo be gone) stuff or sometimes acetone works if your careful but reguardless of what remover you use it really only makes the glue soft an you'll need to scrap it with a razerblade scraper,it's still a little work.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:36 PM   #3
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Jane, You can use any of the products that remove adhesives(goo be gone) stuff or sometimes acetone works if your careful but reguardless of what remover you use it really only makes the glue soft an you'll need to scrap it with a razerblade scraper,it's still a little work.

Jane: As mentioned, acetone is excellent. BUT, do not allow any acetone to touch plastic. It will deform plastic! This can be purchased at a paint or hardware store, i.e. Home Depot, Lowes, etc. Also, NAPA Auto Parts sells a liquid adhesive remover in a can. Works great. Another alternative is cigarette lighter fluid. Wal-Mart still sells it at their cigarette counter.
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I used a whole bottle of acetone around the door of my Scamp to get the gunk off.... it came from the Dollar Store and is called "Lemon-scented Fingernail Polish Remover." hey it worked and it's what I had. I then had to use some 409 to clean up the "oily" residue, but the new weatherstripping is sticking just fine!
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Look for a product called Bestine. It is sold at craft and and some hobby stores. It is used to cut and clean rubber cement. I use it at work often and havent found a surface that is damages. As always, test in an inconspicuous area first. I trust it over all other goof off, goo gone and the like cleaners!!

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I used goof off worked really well.
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