06-16-2008, 10:02 PM
What is the best way to remove mastic? I want to run without door panels and the mastic leftover from the moisutre barrier could get on my clothes or the rest of the interior. Already some on the interior trim.
Steel wool? Doesn't seem like adhesive remover works well.
06-17-2008, 08:12 AM
The best way to remove any adhesive is with more of the same adhesive...
Put on a latex or vinyl glove and grab a glob of the stuff. Then dab that glob on other spots of the adhesive. As you do this, the glob will get bigger and bigger - and the adhesive will come off clean. (BTW - The same method works with chewing gum.) It takes me around 20-30 minutes a door to get it all off.
If you have any stubborn spots, Acetone will dissolve the adhesive, but it also dissolves the composite door! So, if you need to use the chemical, do it very very very sparingly and only in the small spot you need it.
06-18-2008, 07:39 PM
Actually using mastic to take off mastic is about as good as I have found so far. It is coming off but taking time. The door looks much better now. And no sticky stuff on my work clothes.