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Offline Eddy Matthews

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« on: August 03, 2006, 05:57:45 AM »
Anyone into IOM yachts?

I have one where I've had to remove the dacron deck patches to do some work inside the hull - But now I'm left with the adhesive residue on the deck, what should I use to remove it before applying new deck patches?

The hull is wood with a light glasscloth and epoxy coating, so I don't want to try anything too harsh and risk damaging the hull finish...

Can anyone help please?
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006, 07:27:37 AM »
Eddy,

Over here we have a  rubber cement solvent called Bestine which removes most tape goop with out any problems. It is even safe on plastics.  When I was in the appliance service business I ran across the packing tape residue on shelves and plastic liners of new fridges. I use Bestine to remove that stuff with great success.  

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 07:37:48 AM »
Cheers Bill,

I'll do a search and see if I can find a UK supplier... Do you know who manufactures it?
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006, 07:43:39 AM »
Hi All,
 :D  :)

Eddy...get hold of some of the old type lighter fuel (very refined petrol) this will remove most tape adhesives and will certainly not harm the epoxy coating.

BTW...your deck chair is on the order books... :hehe  :hehe  :music

Best regards.

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006, 07:47:47 AM »
Cheers Sandy,

I'll give that a try.....  Bugger me, a steam engine manufacturer that can even advise on yachts! What more could you ask for?  :shhh
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2006, 09:27:03 AM »
Bestine is for artist type rubber cement and is probably available at any art supply store. I think it is a Dupont product.  I don't have any on hand now.    Lighter fluid works ok but is oily and does not always cut the goop.  Naptha (white gas or Coleman lantern fuel) also comes to mind but I  would do a small test with it first.  Be aware all these  are very flammable.

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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2006, 04:33:57 PM »
Hi PD's - Eddy - if you haven't killed the yacht  :crash with all of these nasties, try WD40 or RP7 dewatering aerosol sprays - these are the only substances that eliminates sticky goo left from lables - Derek
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2006, 09:31:16 PM »
Actually there was a product recently available down here Derek called 'Magic Erasers' or something of the like, they were little square sponge like cubes that you just rubbed on those damned label residue thingies left on dishes etc and it would come right off!

They could also be used if your kids decided to paint some artwork onto your walls! Mum liked them...for the first reason not the second, I think she'd be worried if at my age I took to wall art!

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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2006, 10:17:24 PM »
Great news - I decided to try Dereks tip since I had some WD40 in the house, and low and behold it works great!! I have to admit I had my doubts about it working, but work it most certainly does.....

Now I can get my boat cleaned up properly and apply some new deck patches - Hopefully I'll get it on the water next week :-)
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2006, 10:45:02 PM »
Hey - hold on :nah - do ya think we OZ people came down in the last SHOWER :?:, river wood, redwood, WD40 - all part of the Australian hertatage ..........I am sure Pete W, Sean, Martin & all OZ PD's would agree  :D - Derek
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2006, 12:52:56 AM »
Here in Oregon (USA) we call WD40  "Oregon suntan lotion."  We supposedly get so mush rain that we rust instead of sunburn.    :hehe

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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2006, 01:33:20 AM »
Quote from: "derekwarner_decoy"
Hey - hold on :nah - do ya think we OZ people came down in the last SHOWER :?:, river wood, redwood, WD40 - all part of the Australian hertatage ..........I am sure Pete W, Sean, Martin & all OZ PD's would agree  :D - Derek


Woah!! Backchat from the Aussies!  :nono   You'll be claiming you can beat us at cricket next!  :hehe
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2006, 01:36:01 AM »
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Here in Oregon (USA) we call WD40  "Oregon suntan lotion."  We supposedly get so mush rain that we rust instead of sunburn.    :hehe


Nice one Bill :-)  Isn't Oregon where all the dinosaur graveyards are? maybe they shoulda used WD40???
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2006, 07:10:07 AM »
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Woah!! Backchat from the Aussies!  You'll be claiming you can beat us at cricket next!  


... and the All Blacks at rugby :hehe

good one Eddy!

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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2006, 04:37:39 PM »
Didn't I tell you APAM was actually a revolutionary movement for us Aussies to take over Paddleducks Eddy? :lol:

 :respect Hooray for WD40

Isn't it sad for you Brits to know that the convicts got the better island!

 

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