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Best method to remove double sided window adhesive? by Axdrenalin
Started on: 06-07-2011 11:00 PM
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Last post by: JCzzle on 06-08-2011 06:17 PM
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As the title mentions, I'm looking for the best way to remove the old double sided adhesive used to secure the GT quarter windows to the car. Any tried and true methods you guys prefer? Razor blades and ammonia based cleaners. Goo gone works great on average stuff, but I've not tried it on the industrial tape before. I pulled off one of the originals tonight that's in pretty bad shape, and am getting ready to reinstall some new Kahines Tinted rear quarters on the red 88.

Thanks in advance!

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Report this Post06-07-2011 11:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PappySend a Private Message to PappyDirect Link to This Post
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) the 90% stuff and a plastic scraper is what we used


Should do the trick
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WD-40 & elbow grease.
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Report this Post06-08-2011 07:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianDirect Link to This Post
Some acrylic thinners will wipe it off in one wipe no elbow grease required. The next best thing to remove it is wax and grease remover which is safer on the paint. When you pull them off you will want to repaint around them in satin black anyway likely before new install.
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Report this Post06-08-2011 08:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AxdrenalinClick Here to visit Axdrenalin's HomePageSend a Private Message to AxdrenalinDirect Link to This Post
Appreciate the tips! I'm going to pull the other one off and get them cleaned up after I get these remaining coil springs replaced and struts installed. Took the day off work today so I could spend some time on her.

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Report this Post06-08-2011 10:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for michhiker28Click Here to Email michhiker28Send a Private Message to michhiker28Direct Link to This Post
Acetone worked well for us.

We broke the old "windows" getting them off, but we weren't trying to be to careful either. Then just wetted the icky sticky tape residue with acetone let set and scraped it off with a putty knife. It could take multiple reapplications of acetone, but it does come off that way. We also used a razor blade out of a stanley knife to scrape as well. Once you are down to a thin residue then you can use a rag wetted in acetone to clean of the final bits.

It is good to then sand the panels down with a fine sandpaper, we used 200 and 400 grit.

That got us to this stage




Then we resprayed the panels with 4 coats of satin black and 2 coats of clear (We used Krylon Fusion with pretty good results) The photo below shows them after the first coat of paint



We ended up having to redo the emblems as well, and dremel cut and sanded yellow reflectors to fit the arrowhead area. If your emblems are good you can maske them off during the painting.

Then it is just a matter or resticking the new window....be careful here though because once the tape touches it is sticking! So it is a good idea to test fit a couple of times before putting the tape down. We had the best results with putting the tape on the window first and then attaching the window and tape to the frame. Others I know have attached the tape to the frame and then stuck the "window" on top. Up to you. Here were the final results.




If you look closely the paint could be a bit better, but Kathryn did the work herself, so your results might be better.

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get some GooGone... the stuff is great for removing goo
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