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    Plexiglass war:)

    well this is going into a wooden project so its woodworking but plastic part..
    anyway on to my war,, this is old stuff and the adhesive on the paper is stuck it will come off but the paper tears away from the glue an you get bunches of little pieces of paper and then you have to rub the glue off after that and it doesnt come easy.. any ideas how to get the paper off easier.. and no i am not going to refit this piece out of some new pvc..thanks..
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    Have you tested acetone or DNA? Either might soften the glue but check for effects on the plexi first.
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    I'd try some windex first to soften it. The amonia might help with the glue.
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    have tried dna rennie but it does make it look hazy..will try to find some windex and see what the does..ammonia wont bother the plexigalss don????
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    have tried dna rennie but it does make it look hazy..will try to find some windex and see what the does..ammonia wont bother the plexigalss don????
    it shouldn't
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    Larry,
    Try gently heating the paper with a hair dryer just ahead of the pull line as you take it off. This might help soften the glue enough to pull off easier. Worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Larry,
    Try gently heating the paper with a hair dryer just ahead of the pull line as you take it off. This might help soften the glue enough to pull off easier. Worked for me.
    Oooo. Forgot about this one. I've used it also. Might work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Have you tested acetone or DNA? Either might soften the glue but check for effects on the plexi first.
    No Acetone it melts plexi I use this combination to finish pens, cut plexi into fine strips & break them up & melt in acetone & wipe on at no speed for first coat & then low speed there after for a build up.
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    WD40 workes for everything elsle....I've cleaned the glue used on labels off jars with it.. don't know what it will do to the plexi though... check that.
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    Heat gun, but be quick and wear gloves. I used a plastic putty knife to get under it just behind the heat gun.

    Hair dryer was too slow for me, but heat does work.

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