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Old 08-20-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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A recent past customer stained their redwood/metal rails & used el cheapo masking tape & plastic on the ipe decking to keep the stain off. Big mistake cause all the glue melted right into the ipe decking. I'll be there today or tomorrow to replace a bad board & have a feeling I may get called upon to fix their problem. I've never had to deal with a situation like this as I never use plastic & masking tape as I prefer to use big pieces of cardboard as a splatter shield.

Has anyone ever experienced this problem & how did you clean off the glue?
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:25 AM   #2
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How about goof off?

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How about goof off?

That's what the paint store guys said, that & a stiff bristled brush with lots of elbow grease.

Local TWP rep says mineral spirits/paint thinner.
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You are probably already doing this but if it were me, I'd try whatever you use on an old scrap piece or two first.
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I had this exact problem last week. I removed the glue with Goo Gone.

I have yet to see something permanently stain Ipe. Give it a few weeks and I bet the Ipe will tell the glue to f' off on it's own even.
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I had this exact problem last week. I removed the glue with Goo Gone.

I have yet to see something permanently stain Ipe. Give it a few weeks and I bet the Ipe will tell the glue to f' off on it's own even.
I figured as much as well Chris. Just suggested the scrap pieces as a fail safe.
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yes always test a small area first. My crew learned the hard way when using on azek.
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I'd try acetone first,
then fall back on the spirits....
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Used lacquer thinner to clean gunk off a microwave upon final touchup of a kitchen, our lunchroom got a new microwave, LOL... always check first.

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