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    Stewarts glue removal

    I’m about to strip a Stewarts covered cub.
    ive been tugging at the fabric a little bit Here and there and am impressed with the tenacity of their fabric adhesive, but it needs to come off, including remaining residue.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    thanks,
    Doug

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    When I taught classes on the Stewart’s process, at first I spent hours using the soft rubber blocks that you buy for cleaning sanding belts and disks to get the glue off of the metal practice frames. (That is the only way to get it off that I ever found). Then I got the bright idea to let the students of the NEXT class remove the glue left from previous class! Best thing I ever did to convince class participants of the holding ability of the Stewart’s glue! You can get those gum rubber blocks at Harbor Freight or usually any place that sells sanding belts.


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    Lacquer thinner works, but not real great - it's slow.
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    Try a heat gun...it softens it and loosens it enough to peel the fabric...then do as fabricman says to clean airframe parts
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    We've also used the decal removal wheels that go in a drill, but they're not always ideal either. The sanding belt cleaner block is the old standby.
    John

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