Re: Remove adhesive from old Tek aluminium cabinet covers

Colin Herbert

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?

-----Original Message-----
From: [] 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?

Many thanks


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