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Old 10-20-2017, 11:46 AM   #1
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Has anyone found an easy way of removing the glue that is used to glue the inside skin of a Scamp to the shell? It's a 1977. I'm removing pieces to add tabs, and the stuff keeps on gumming up my sandpaper.
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:15 PM   #2
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How about Goof Off or Krud Kutter I haven't tried either...
Check it out and let us know!

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Old 10-20-2017, 01:36 PM   #3
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I tried Good Off. It smells and feels alot like Acetone. My wall covering was put on with contact cement. No chemicals I tried would remove it. I had to remove the covering up to the belly band to repair leaks , I used 60 grit sandpaper; by hand, no sander. Sanded to fiberglass where the repairs went. Every where else I just roughed things up and applied new cement to reapply the wall covering. Not fun. Do wear a mask, eye protection, etc. Good luck, Raz
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Old 10-20-2017, 03:02 PM   #4
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Try this. http://www.kleanstrip.com/product/ai...hesive-remover
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Old 10-20-2017, 03:14 PM   #5
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A twisted wire brush on a drill or 4"/4.5" grinder to prep for tabbing works great. Just wipe down with a solvent before glassing. A grinder with a cutter wheel will cut through the shell easily. I really haven't found a good solvent that would work on the glue that you could work with in a confined space.
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:22 PM   #6
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Floyd that stuff works on glue like crazy I have laid my own carpet and of course since being an amateur I made goof ups! get the name!


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Old 10-23-2017, 12:13 PM   #7
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If you are going to gut the whole thing then you can take out the windows and remove everything inside and power wash the glue out, 3400PSI is what I used. Obviously won't work for small places, or if anything is left inside. But I was able to do the entire inside of a 16 Casita in a couple of days.
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:19 PM   #8
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I'm going with Eddie's tip of using a wire brush on a drill. I only need to clean a few 4x8 sections to fiberglass tabs to the wall to attach cabinets and such to.
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Has anyone found an easy way of removing the glue that is used to glue the inside skin of a Scamp to the shell? It's a 1977. I'm removing pieces to add tabs, and the stuff keeps on gumming up my sandpaper.
Power sanding will heat up the glue and make it soft. That is why you get the gumming up, it is the generation of the friction heat that is doing that.

I hand sand it with coarse 80 grit paper. Takes a little longer than a power tool but it gets the job done faster than you might think and does it without any gumming issues.
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