Removing velcro glue residue?

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    Removing velcro glue residue?

    Hi all,
    After my recent move, when I unpacked my hobby stuff, I discovered that the industrial strength velcro strips on my ammo belt had "slid" from where I had placed them. I need to replace them (obviously) but I need something to remove the gooey glue residue from the vinyl belt.
    Anyone know of any cleaning products that will take this stuff off without dissolving/eating through the vinyl?
    Thanks for any info.
    Eric

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    nail polish remover or olive oil...both work like dreams! promise

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    those & paint thinner

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    GOO GONe is pretty good you can get it in your hardware store. Might be a little less rough that the other two, but just as effective.

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    Blow torch!

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    never_risk_the_fett_man said:
    nail polish remover or olive oil...both work like dreams! promise
    Olive oil???? Really? That's so weird. I don't want to wind up smelling like an Italian restaurant after I'm done though

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    I was going to say goof off or goo gone (one of those names) too, but test it in a inconspicuos spot first as I have had it take the color out of things before.
    Maybe peanuit butter its works like a charme to get gum out of hair??? Just a thought. You never know?

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    Hmm, olive oil. . . peanut butter. . . to re-emphasize: I'm trying to get the residual glue off, not make a sandwich!!
    Thanks for the advice folks. I'm sure one of these will work.

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    GOO GONe is pretty good you can get it in your hardware store. Might be a little less rough that the other two, but just as effective.
    Thats what I use and love it.

    -Tony Vida; TK 3204; Austin, Tx

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    I'd steer away from nail polish remover as most have acetone and even those that don't still are REALLY harsh on plastic and can melt some on contact.

    Paint thinner/mineral spirits is more than adequate. Goo gone is another great alternative.

    Steve

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    try using brand new Industrial strength velcro.
    take the sticky side & stick it to the old glue residue witha a dabbing motion.
    it worked on my Tk armor.

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    Use alcohol it works great.

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    Rogue Studios said:
    Use alcohol it works great.
    That's the best idea yet! If I put enough alcohol inside me, I won't even notice the sticky spots!!!
    Three cheers for alcohol!

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    You must be an aussie superjedi

    "I find your lack of pants disturbing!"

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    Re: Removing velcro glue residue?

    aussie62 said:
    You must be an aussie superjedi

    "I find your lack of pants disturbing!"
    No, not an Aussie. But I've always wanted to visit.

    I wound up using goo gone. worked great!

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