Spray Glue Removal

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Yzfr1, 15 Feb 2020 at 09:18.

  1. Yzfr1

    Yzfr1 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Hi.......anyone have ideas on what to use to remove a couple of bits of stay glue from my carpet I lined the van with yesterday.
    I had a couple of miss aims and got the finished sides....doh
     
  2. oldiebut goodie

    oldiebut goodie Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Have used acetone to remove glue from fibreglass - it softens it to a gooey mess. Whether you could do it on carpet I don't know, used lightly and scraping with a couple of old credit card to avoid damage is how I would tackle it. It would need to be done carefully to avoid making more of a mess. I wouldn't soak the carpet with it though as you could end up ruining the backing and glue holding the carpet on. Try with a few dabs of the wife's ( or your own :) ) nail polish remover before rushing out and buying a larger quantity.
     
  3. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

    Map
    In order of severity and strength, I use:
    1. Isopropanol (Iso propyl alcohol)
    2. Zippo lighter fluid
    3. Thinners (acetone)
     
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  4. Yzfr1

    Yzfr1 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Map
    I'll try the credit card thing first....steal mine back from the Mrs.
    Then I'll try my nail varnish remover if that don't work.
    Cheers fella.
     
  5. Yzfr1

    Yzfr1 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Map
    Is the first one like a high proof alcohol?
     
  6. oldiebut goodie

    oldiebut goodie Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I meant light application of acetone and scraping at the glue with the card as using a cloth tends to force the glue further into the carpet.
     
  7. Yzfr1

    Yzfr1 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Map
    You edited as I wrote that...lol
     
  8. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

    Map
    Yes it’s the purist and cleanest and less damaging to anything plastic as well
     
  9. Yzfr1

    Yzfr1 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Map
    I have some of that....I'll give that a go...cheers people.
     
  10. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

    Map
    The sooner you do it the better as the solvent is still present and the alcohol breaks it down and the glue falls apart, once it’s dried out it’s a completely different game.
     
  11. Higgidav

    Higgidav Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    I used a very small amount of white spirit which worked fine.
     
  12. BJC_9

    BJC_9 New Member

    I have recently used 'Sticky Stuff Remover' from B&Q and it worked really well.
     
  13. Yzfr1

    Yzfr1 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Map
    Due to the weather being so poop today and my kids being a bit demanding with my time I haven't had a chance to try anything yet. Needless to say the glue will be rock solid now.
    Hopefully I'll get a few minutes tomorrow to have a go.
     
  14. ei-aprilia

    ei-aprilia Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Always worked for me, white spirit on a cloth and bang the glue is gone!
     

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