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  1. Michigan Jaster's Avatar
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    May 19, 2004, 6:12 PM - Best Way to Remove Hot Melt Glue? #1

    Hey everyone, What's the best way to remove hot melt glue form the inside of the visor area of a helmet? I am currently replacing my old visor and the old one was hot melt glued into place, so there is a little extra sticking in the areas that I need to the new visor into place.
  2. phantom viper's Avatar
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    May 19, 2004, 10:33 PM - Re: Best Way to Remove Hot Melt Glue? #2

    I put my helmet in the freezer. The hot glue gets really brittle and chips off fairly easy. Depending on what kind of glue you used it should work.


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    May 20, 2004, 12:00 AM - Re: Best Way to Remove Hot Melt Glue? #3

    You can also use methyl hydrate. It won't attack the vinyl or hurt the paint. I have been using this method for years to break the bond between polyester & acrylic plastics & good 'ol hotmelt.
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    May 23, 2004, 2:52 PM - Re: Best Way to Remove Hot Melt Glue? #4

    I just pick at it and it generally will come off.
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    May 30, 2004, 8:51 AM - Re: Best Way to Remove Hot Melt Glue? #5

    Where can one attain "methyl hydrate" ?? Sounds interesting.
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    May 30, 2004, 9:53 AM - Re: Best Way to Remove Hot Melt Glue? #6

    You can get it at Home Depot or even a paint store should carry it. It also may be in the camping section of a major store. Some camp stoves use this as fuel.
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    Jun 3, 2004, 9:05 AM - Re: Best Way to Remove Hot Melt Glue? #7

    Heat it with a hairdryer, it can then be easily picked off - BEWARE if doing this to a don post though, it will warp the helmet.

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