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Customs Weatherstrip glue

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Charter, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. Charter
    Joined: Jun 27, 2020
    Posts: 2


    How can I remove weather strip glue with out damaging the paint ?
  2. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 18,092

    Staff Member

    AC3865C0-DCA4-4F25-A5D1-3F343D87C4DA.jpeg I have used wax and grease remover with success
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  3. ^^^^^ I still have 1 gallon can from the 80's. Can't buy it here in California any longer according to a few people I've mentioned it to.
  4. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,880


    I'd try rubbing alcohol first. I've had good luck taking duct tape adhesive off plastic dash pieces with it.. soak a rag with it and rub. The guy who had the car my wife drives now had duct taped the old glove box in place with about half a roll of tape and it took some work to get it cleaned up.

    I've used Goo Gone but to me the alcohol works just as welland maybe better.
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  5. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 18,092

    Staff Member

    how in the hell can they paint cars in Cali with no wax and grease remover???
  6. They told me they use what ever it is that's compliant. Also said it's junk. This is why I don't do anything dealing with primer and or paint. I'm unwilling to keep up with new methods.
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  7. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,211


    My Grandson just removed a Dealer Sticker from his car. The glue under the sticker left a nasty residue. A product called Goo Gone left to soak for about 5 minutes and the old glue residue came right off.
  8. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 575

    3W JOHN

    Another one is goof off.
  9. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,437

    from oregon

    Can't say whether it works on weatherstrip adhesive but it seems to work on most decals, labels, tape and other odds/ends, get the large can, you will use it more than you realize.

  10. carbon tetrachloride, poison...
    Acetone, be very careful
    Goof off, don't scrub too hard
  11. orangeblood
    Joined: Feb 21, 2020
    Posts: 8

    from Texas

    Goo Gone = kerosene / methyl ether
    Goof Off = kerosene / acetone / xylene

    goof off is more aggressive
  12. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,492


    they say WD-40
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  13. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,592

    from Nicasio Ca

    We use wine.
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  14. King ford
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,344

    King ford
    from 08302

    Greetings verde!..I have used WD40/CRC5-56. pretty good!
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  15. Charter
    Joined: Jun 27, 2020
    Posts: 2


    Thank you. I will try a few of these. I believe the door seals are 1957 originals. Very brittle and sticky underneath. Previous owner taped up the seals then painted the jams. Not how I would have done it , but anyway with new D Carpenter seals it should look fine.
  16. 2manycars2littletime
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 87


    Best product I've ever used for removing adhesives, sealant, grease and glass bedding compound is Ardez 6209 Spot Remover and Body Prep.

    It's ingredients include Naptha, Napthalene, Benzene, Toluene and Ethylbenzene, so follow all the manufacturer's usage directions.
    Here's a link to the SDS:

    I found it listed for sale here, but they add a $50 Hazardous Material shipping surcharge:

    I get mine from a local automotive & marine paint supplier.
  17. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 2,208


    I bought a gallon of wax and grease remover last year here in Ca. It wasn’t Acryliclean, but it smells and works the same. I’m gonna need more so I’d better go check. I recently used Duplicolor brand wax and grease remover, it’s soy based (huh?) and soapy but it seems to work.
    I (reluctantly) use WD40 to remove adhesive residue from gloss painted surfaces. I’m not sure if it would screw things up if you ever had to touch up the paint but it works.

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  18. 54vicky
    Joined: Dec 13, 2011
    Posts: 1,341


    I have used wd40 and kerosene with good success patience is one thing that is a main ingredient.
  19. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,981

    Dave Mc

    I have always used TURPENTINE as wax & Grease remover, works well no damage to paint and will remove glue or any other substance without harming the paint , fresh rustoleum doe's not like turpentine though, in California Air Quality Board frowns on turpentine , because it is 100% natural from pine trees and exceeds their VOC guidelines . ( VOC = Volatile Organic Compound ) but they use Pine Sol to clean the Bathrooms in Their offices = same ingredients. go figure that one out ? I started using Turpentine while prepping New Vans for a Custom Painter back in the 80's as the New Car Dealers often used Hardshell wax which was buffed in to the finish , and nothing we tried would completely remove it , the fisheyes were terrible until My Dad mentioned Turpentine , I have always used it ever since , to pre-wash before sanding and again before primer or paint , works great .
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2020
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