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Old 05-13-2015, 02:21 PM   #1
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Removing Weatherstripping Adhesive

Can anyone give me some advice on the best product to use to remove the adhesive left on my door after removing the weatherstripping? I have read that acetone might be a good solution...any thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:43 PM   #2
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A business that sells automotive paint and body shop supplies should have something that works if acetone does not work. MEK (mehyl ethyl keytone ) is very similar to acetone but does not evaporate as quickly so you would have a longer working time than you would with acetone.
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I use WD-40 and a paper towel. MEK is strong.
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Whatever you use, try it out where it won't cause a problem first. I'd start with rubbing alcohol

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I have used acetone for this lots. The one advantage it has, is that it leaves no residue itself.
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I used kerosene to remove all the residue from around the window openings. Cheap, relatively harmless (compared to MEK, at least) and easy to find.
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I use WD-40 and a paper towel. MEK is strong.
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The product that is safe and effective is GOO GONE , it is a citrus based product . It smells nice and is not an explosive hazzard . It can be purchased at most lumber or hardware stores , as contracters use it to clean up after glueing and siliconing jobs .
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A lot also depends on what you intend to do after cleaning. If you are going to paint, then anything that will leave a residue will not be good, and you will have to wipe down with acetone or a similar cleaner in order for paint to stick good.
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I just finished removing my weather stripping this afternoon. I used regular paint thinner - varsol. Worked well, took about a half hour.
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The product that is safe and effective is GOO GONE , it is a citrus based product . It smells nice and is not an explosive hazzard . It can be purchased at most lumber or hardware stores , as contracters use it to clean up after glueing and siliconing jobs .
I agree and it's wonnnnnderful stuff! Walmart even has it as well.
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Bob's wife says: it is great for sticky zippers, too. Just put a wee bit on the end and slide the slide up and down a few times. You will be surprised!
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