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How to remove deck grip glue

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Created by bramber 22 days ago, 23 Sep 2021
bramber
VIC, 112 posts
23 Sep 2021 5:37PM
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I need to remove residual glue left behind from old deck grip on my surfboard. I can get it off by wetting with turps and rubbing with a rag / scourer but it's really slow and tedious. Is there a faster/easier way to do this?

airsail
QLD, 774 posts
23 Sep 2021 5:54PM
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Lay an old towel over the area, soak with turps, cover with plastic and leave overnight. Just scrape away the softened adhesive in the morning.

lotofwind
NSW, 6157 posts
23 Sep 2021 6:04PM
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^^^^^ This works. Use a plastic egg flipper to scrap or flat edge of wax comb, works well but dont use a metal egg flip unless you want to scratch into the glass, and make sure your missus dosent see you using her good egg flip.
But wow, dont think I have ever had that much left behind after removal.
Good luck.

Samuellae
NSW, 54 posts
26 Sep 2021 2:54PM
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Acetone can also work, do small areas at a time because it evaporates so quickly, also soak in a rag and place on the surface for a minute or two rather than just wiping the acetone over the surface. Awful job to do either way

Mark _australia
WA, 20649 posts
3 Oct 2021 1:16PM
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I would not use acetone, if the paint is quality u will be OK but you find out real fast if it isn't, even some thinners will eat it too.
Play safe with turps

Samuellae
NSW, 54 posts
Friday , 8 Oct 2021 11:43AM
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Mark _australia said..
I would not use acetone, if the paint is quality u will be OK but you find out real fast if it isn't, even some thinners will eat it too.
Play safe with turps


Fair call, though it depends if this board is painted white over the surface, or epoxy with a white tint inside the resin. Most surfboards have the later, but as a kite-surfboard it might have the paint on the outside as you say

martyman
WA, 113 posts
Friday , 8 Oct 2021 12:37PM
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airsail said..
Lay an old towel over the area, soak with turps, cover with plastic and leave overnight. Just scrape away the softened adhesive in the morning.


brilliant



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