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Old 05-07-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Removing Adhesives?


Today, I ripped out paneling from a basement to prep for paint. Most of it was glued to concrete block walls with spots of glue 2-5 inches across. Any suggestions for removing the spots of adhesive?

Tried Contractors Solvent, which was minimally effective. It will be days of scraping if I don't find something better, and although that means more income and muscles, I'm not to thrilled about the idea. Neither is the HO.

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Old 05-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #2
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Have you tried any citrus based adhesive solutions? I know those work really well on tape adhesives.

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This is a citrus based solvent.

Any other suggestions?
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I have used a hest gun with a 2" wide puttty knive and it was rather effective.
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A local contractor suggested (and loaned me his) oscillating tool with a rigid scraper blade. It worked well -- although I'm going to owe him a new scraper as the concrete is filing it down pretty fast.
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I have seen caulk and adhesive remover before that you just squirt it on and it softens adhesives. Also you can look for a paint stripper that will melt it.
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Torch and putty knife?
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I second the heat gun and putty knife. Had some of those grip tape strips on some steps last year that would not budge. Tried the heat gun and 5 in 1 and it came off pretty easily.

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