glue removal

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  1. pvw10

    pvw10 Read Only Funster

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    Strange one for here but........

    My MH has had beam benders fitted in the past and i have just the remains of the adhesive on the lenses, any good tips for removal ?

    Tried White Spirits, Petrol and a hair dryer but no joy ?
     
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    WD40 may do it, but be sure to try it on a small corner area first to ensure it wont damage the lens.
     
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    I assume, as you already tried petrol, that they are glass and not plastic.

    Paint thinners or a similar solvent will shift it but avoid spills on the plastic bumper.

    Brake & clutch cleaning spray should also do the job, available at most motoring shops and good for cleaning stubborn marks on the bodywork too.
     
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    It's a Renault and they are plastic so have to be careful but petrol is no problem.
     
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    Tried bog standard furniture spray polish?
    Spray on, leave it for a while, clean off.
    Usually works.
     
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    Cheers John,
    Will deffo give it a go, if nothing else I will get smooth and shiney lights :)
     
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    Scotch 3m easy clean pen, for removing glue

    We use one of these pens....very good.....but try in a small area in the corner first
    when a glass and the barcode has left a mark when you pulled it off or have a desk and the kids have written on it with a marker ?
    this product is for you from 3M Scotch range.
    Great for removing:
    Graffiti
    Adhesive
    Residues
    Suitable for use on:
    Desks
    Lockers
    Dishes
    Glasses
    Metal
    Leather
    and more
    Due to its design as a pen instead of a fluid it is easy to use, accurate and you can keep it handy in a pocket, tool or craft box.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/scotch-cl...UK_Mobiles_Accessories_RL&hash=item3a65c92c62

    http://www.amazon.fr/SCOTCH-contenu-gélimine-douceur-utilisable/dp/B00138SCQW

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnRfuR-EuK0"]3M EASY CLEAN PEN.wmv - YouTube[/ame]

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    Its worth a try
     
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    I had the same problem,tried petrol etc ,eventually used a window scraper.The type with the Stanley blade ,make sure it's brand new as will have no nicks in blade which could scratch! Slow steady strokes,came off a treat.


    Vlad.
     
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    Good shout here but prefer chemical route as plastic lenses but if I can soften the stuff then it's a great idea for removal, ta.
     
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    This will remove anything.

    C2HCl3

    If the residue is hard to remove a hold a soaked cloth against it for a few mins.
     
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    Sounds perfect, is it legal he he.
     
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    Try Duraglit - metal polish wadding . My mum always used this in her shop to remove the sticky residue from price tickets.
     
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    Yes you can still buy trichloroethylene, in fact 3M sell it as a Hydro carbon cleaner. I can check which product if you need as I still have some samples lying around.
     
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    Wow it's all coming in now, potions and lotions.

    Have some Brasso so will try that.

    I wonder if all these things I'm to try will make some explosive concoction !!
     
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    Crikey I remember at work getting paint jigs stripped with Trike then they banned it, replaced with some more expensive crappy stuff, good move eh.

    Samples? Yes pls
     
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    WD40 worked for us.
     
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    Last time I removed my beam deflectors it left behind a clear plastic sheet. I thought that was glue and tried to remove it with solvents.

    In fact I was able to pick it off and only a minor amount of glue was left on the headlamp surface which was easily removed.

    Steve
     
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    Well it's 8.05 am stupid o'clock as excited about getting the crap off my lights.

    I guess as plastic;
    Wd40 fail
    Mr Sheene fail
    Duraglit fail
    Brasso fail

    So despite all your valiant attempts no joy yet, any more potions out there before I get the Kango out ?
     
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    Thanks Steve, this is horrible, it will pick but tiny fragments and would take months and looks like scratches appear.
     
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