Re: Remove adhesive from old Tek aluminium cabinet covers
Maplin sold a Label Remover which was quite effective and contained limonene, so it had a quite pleasant lemony smell. I have also used ethyl acetate to remove self-adhesive labels and dried-on glue. You must, I assume, have tried good old warm, soapy water and elbow grease?toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jean-Paul
Sent: 12 December 2020 10:31
Subject: [TekScopes] Remove adhesive from old Tek aluminium cabinet covers
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?