Sticky discs

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by G T and Dottie, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. G T and Dottie

    G T and Dottie Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    330
    Location:
    Gloucester
    Anybody got a method of removing sticky discs, used to mount sat nav/dash cams etc., from the dash without, preferably, the use of industrial cutters. ( tis a Fiat Ducato.)
    Cheers
    Geoff
     
  2. eddievanbitz

    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Messages:
    3,821
    Likes Received:
    11,925
    Location:
    Taunton Somerset
    Twist it off or use a cheese wire underneath it (carefully obviously)

    Then rub the remaining sticky pad off with your thumb, after gently heating it with a hair dryer, again carefully

    Simples!
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  3. Oriel

    Oriel

    Joined:
    May 7, 2015
    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    680
    Location:
    West Sussex
    Don't know if the sticky stuff is the same as labels, etc but if it is then use Goo Gone. Brilliant stuff - takes sticky residue off with a quick wipe.
     
  4. Charlie

    Charlie Funster

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    Messages:
    2,542
    Likes Received:
    3,024
    Location:
    Herefordshire / Worcestershire borders .
    Personally I would not use any kind of glue remover on a dash panel or top . As Eddie says Gentle heat and the stuff will roll off under a fingertip .
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  5. Oriel

    Oriel

    Joined:
    May 7, 2015
    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    680
    Location:
    West Sussex
    I've used it on all sorts of surfaces, matt and shiny, and never had a problem. It doesn't scour the surface at all and isn't harsh like an acetone based cleaner.
     
  6. G T and Dottie

    G T and Dottie Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    330
    Location:
    Gloucester
    Thank you all for quick replies, shall give it a go.
    Geoff
     
  7. Wombles

    Wombles Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2013
    Messages:
    2,595
    Likes Received:
    1,890
    Location:
    SW England
    Piece of string - nylon is best as stronger but cotton should do the Stick Stuff Remover (y)
     
  8. ojibway

    ojibway Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    298
    Location:
    Eastbourne
    I use lighter fluid for removing sticky residue left by labels. Does not harm the surface unless you set light to it!
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  9. wizzer59

    wizzer59 Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,987
    Likes Received:
    2,780
    Location:
    Englishman in Mid Wales
    Angle grinder works for me:cool: carefully though obviously and wipe the rest of the van off the disk with petrol and you can use it again(y)
     
    • Like it Like it x 5
  10. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,790
    Likes Received:
    16,816
    Location:
    notloB
    That's a stupid answer! You've obviously not thought this threw have you. What happens if the OP hasn't got 230v of doesn't own a battery powered grinder? Tcsh, no the best way is a very sharp wood chisel and a big hammer, works every time. (y):LOL:
     
    • Like it Like it x 5
  11. G T and Dottie

    G T and Dottie Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    330
    Location:
    Gloucester
    I will admit to being torn between the suggestions made, but I do hope you won't be to offended if I try other options first!!:rolleyes:
     
    • Like it Like it x 5
  12. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,790
    Likes Received:
    16,816
    Location:
    notloB
    Wimp. ;):p
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  13. G T and Dottie

    G T and Dottie Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    330
    Location:
    Gloucester
    A neighbour suggested a oxy-acetylene cutter. I've now got grease on the drivers seat from the pipes!!. Any suggestions on grease remover?
    And before this gets really silly, disc has disappeared so thanks to the sensible ones among us.
     
    • Like it Like it x 4
  14. Tea Bag

    Tea Bag Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,310
    Likes Received:
    2,257
    Location:
    Portugal
    Hi.
    Problem solved......"Slipped Disc ?" A&E!!
    Tea Bag
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  15. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,349
    Likes Received:
    34,968
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    How on earth did you find them at this time of year? They normally only come out in spring for a few days :Eeek:
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  16. wizzer59

    wizzer59 Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,987
    Likes Received:
    2,780
    Location:
    Englishman in Mid Wales


    [​IMG]

    That'll be mine then yes(y)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  17. wizzer59

    wizzer59 Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,987
    Likes Received:
    2,780
    Location:
    Englishman in Mid Wales

    Do you really want to know:sneaky:
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  18. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,790
    Likes Received:
    16,816
    Location:
    notloB
    Jizer, works a treat on engines covered in oil, rub it well in with a cut down paintbrush then power wash off, itleberieyt. (y)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  19. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,757
    Likes Received:
    10,175
    Location:
    Dorset
    serious note....use a length of dental floss to cut through the pad and just leave the sticky base. then warm the glue with a hair drier and pick/rub off as much as possible. any remaining residue should break down with isopropyl alcohol or surgical spirit
     
  20. s20hymer

    s20hymer Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    331
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    you could always cover the mess with a Funster sticker
     
Loading...

Share This Page