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    Best method of taking poly tack off

    What is the best method for removing poly tack off parts MEK works but is slow at softening glue and not that good for you any suggestions?

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    Might try acetone too.

    This is mainly why I replace leading and trailing edge skins on rebuilds, I can replace them with new FASTER and cheaper than cleaning up the old junk & priming.


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    When I stripped the 35 year old adhesive in the Cessna I tried everything I could think of and enamel reducer worked better than anything.

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    I have layed painters rags out on leading edges, soak down with MEK, let it dry and peeled it up. Paint stripper works better and quicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I have layed painters rags out on leading edges, soak down with MEK, let it dry and peeled it up. Paint stripper works better and quicker.
    Heads up. MEK is supposedly no longer being manufactured. Better stock up.

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    I have about 50 gallons.
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    Related question. I trying to remove old glue and what looks like some epoxy from a fuselage. I'm using a propane torch which a trusted source tells me it will not get hot enough to harm the tubing but, when I use this it doesn't take long for the glue and primer to come off down to the metal in some cases. Like 10-15 seconds of heat. I'm just looking for some reassurance I not damaging the tube or anything. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dplunkt View Post
    .. I'm just looking for some reassurance I not damaging the tube or anything. Thanks
    that's how you remove powder coating.... (and hunt for cracks in gear fittings after blasting)

    but I have also got to do repairs on a fuselage when the guy at the powder coater got careless with the weed burner.....

    like all things, be careful.....

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