Paint & Body Work - removal of GM adhesive
02-13-2010, 11:29 PM
I have had some water leakage issues with my 03 Z06, so I have removed the interior, carpet, trim etc to track down the leaks. I have also removed the weather trim along with the metal and plastic trim parts along the doors. I plan to reseal these parts, but first I need to remove the old adhesive. How do I safely remove the adhesive that held these pieces to the FRC roof? Can I use a heat gun on low/med to soften the adhesive then remove with something that is not too harsh like goo gone etc???
02-13-2010, 11:36 PM
Go to a local paint shop and see if you can buy an eraser wheel from them... You put it in a drill and it works excellent for removing adhesive... Do not apply too much pressure though they have been known to burn paint if you are overlyagressive with them.
02-14-2010, 01:38 AM
Try some adhesive remover first, test on hidden area and if you have to use a stripe off wheel go slow and steady to make sure you don't harm the paint
02-14-2010, 08:26 AM
Thank you both, off to find some 3M adhesive remover and an eraser wheel this morning, will probably strike out on a Sunday..
02-14-2010, 03:01 PM
A plastic putty knife will help to scrape away some of the adhesive after softening it up with adhesive remover.
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