Re: Remove adhesive from old Tek aluminium cabinet covers


Ken, WA2LBI
 

Jon,

I've used WD-40 for removing tape residue and goo left from "melting"
plastic feet. Try it on an inconspicuous area (cabinet bottom) first. I
can't recall it damaging any equipment but I do check each item before
working on a visible area.

Ken
WA2LBI

On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 5:31 AM Jean-Paul <jonpaul@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

Bonjour,

I Am Restoring 1960-1970s Tek equipment with blue aluminum cabinet
covers, stored for decades with wide tape, which left yellow adhesive over
wide areas.

So, isopropyl alcohol 70%...does not remove the adhesive well. It spreads
it around and needs a lot of force.
And petroleum distilates like "Goo Gone" work but affect the blue finish.

What are the best solvents to remove old dried adhesive without damaging
the blue finish?

Many thanks

Jon


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