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Old 01-08-2008, 12:05 AM   #1
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How do I remove weather strip adhesive?

Iím trying to replace the weatherstrip and I need to remove the old adhesive. I tried 3M General Purpose Adhesive Remover but it didnít work that great. Is there a product specifically for remove old weatherstrip adhesive? Trying to scrape it out is going to be a pain.
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Re: How do I remove weather strip adhesive?

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Iím trying to replace the weatherstrip and I need to remove the old adhesive. I tried 3M General Purpose Adhesive Remover but it didnít work that great. Trying to scrape it out is going to be a pain.
That's the product I used, along with a ton of elbow grease. Have fun .

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Re: How do I remove weather strip adhesive?

I started with the adhesive remover, went to a sraper and ended up using a wire wheel with a light touch, then it came off!

I'm painting the entire car anyway!
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Re: How do I remove weather strip adhesive?

My secret? 3M brake cleaner. No lie. Comes in a spray can - get a few and you'll be done in no time. Enjoy

BTW - I did what you're doing a while back and have a post about it. Tried the 3M remover, Goo Be Gone, lots of elbow grease, etc. My uncle used to be a diesel mechanic and told me about a 3M rep telling him to use the brake cleaner on their adhesive to remove it. Worked great!
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Re: How do I remove weather strip adhesive?

yea, thinking the same as 3.1eyecandy, try brake cleaner if not maybe a rag with carb cleaner on it. just make sure it isnt messing up your paint if you arent repainting the car.
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