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    Dec 1, 2005, 10:32 PM - Removing velcro glue residue? #1

    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
  2. Dec 1, 2005, 10:36 PM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #2

    nail polish remover or olive oil...both work like dreams! promise
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    Dec 1, 2005, 11:00 PM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #3

    those & paint thinner
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    Dec 2, 2005, 6:15 AM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #4

    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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    Dec 2, 2005, 6:18 AM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #5

    Blow torch!
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    Dec 2, 2005, 8:46 AM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #6

    Quote 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
  7. Dec 2, 2005, 8:47 AM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #7

    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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    Dec 2, 2005, 2:27 PM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #8

    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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    Dec 2, 2005, 7:06 PM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #9

    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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    Dec 2, 2005, 8:26 PM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #10

    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
  11. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Dec 2, 2005, 8:36 PM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #11

    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.
  12. Rogue Studios is offline Rogue Studios
    Dec 3, 2005, 6:42 AM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #12

    Use alcohol it works great.
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    Dec 3, 2005, 12:02 PM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #13

    Quote 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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    Dec 18, 2005, 2:47 AM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #14

    You must be an aussie superjedi

    "I find your lack of pants disturbing!"
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    Dec 18, 2005, 11:34 AM - Re: Removing velcro glue residue? #15

    Quote 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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