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    Glenn - A bevy of bright beautiful Bessy's

    Hello, my name is Rennie, and I can be a slob.

    (you all say) Hello Rennie.

    Time, once again I'm embarrassed to say , to take a day and clean the shop. More importantly, to clean my clamps. Yes, I have a problem. I have glue on my Bessy's.

    I've been looking round on the web for a solvent to use on PSA glue. Lots of advice on solvents (alcohol, vinegar, etc) but none state specifically that they will work on PSA wood glue. I've tried a heat gun and dental picks - it works, but man is that slow!

    I'm sure there are other glue slobs here to be found, if they can be convinced to step forward. How do you deal with this?
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    Well of course I had to go straight for the bait .



    P.s. The nice thing about Besseys is that they use a screw and teeth to catch so, you can wax them if you run out of blue tape.
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    Acetone will work if the glue has hardened. I've read that steam will soften PVA also.

    I did a 'duh' the other day and left a putty knife sitting after using it to scrape TBII out of some corners. The next day, the glue was nicely cured! I had to wrap a bit of paper towel over the metal part of the putty knife and let the acetone sit for a few minutes, then the glue came right off.
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    Glenn Bradley - DON'T Read this!

    I got to Bill's post little late so I went out and purchased some goof off. It seems to soften the glue very nicely. That and a Dremel tool with an abrasive wheel seem to do a great job of cleaning things up.

    Here are some before and after shots. To apply the goof offl I tightly wrapped a shop paper towel around the clamp and then soaked it. I let it soak for about 10 minutes. The abrasive buff works without the goof off but it tends to melt the glue and then it Is harder to remove.

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    Rennie when I had my shop I had a Taylor glue wheel and I had some stuff that would remove glue build up. Problem is I can't remember where I got it but you might snoop around there site and find something or they might point you in the right direction.
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    Wow, the Goof-Off looks like it worked great. I've used white vinegar to soften Titebond, but haven't tried it on my clamps. I don't have enough glue built up on the clamps yet to cause me to take action on them. (I typically put a strip of wax paper over any parts of the clamps that are subject to glue drips, but still have gotten a bit of glue on them over time.)
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    Glenn Bradley - DON'T Read this!



    Turns out the Dremel tool may have been a little bit of overkill. This one was done with a red Scotch-Brite dipped in goof off. Worked Quite well
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    Re: Glenn - A bevy of bright beautiful Bessy's

    Well done Rennie, looks like i got a trip to make to HD while here. I saw duct tape mentioned on the can.

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    That worked great !!
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    So, Xylene is the death-threat for gooped up clamps. Wunderbar! I've got some Toluene that I keep around to thin certain things. I'll have to give that a shot. Obviously proper ventilation when working with these nasties .
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