Replacing velcro

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 22:05
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How easy is it to "un-glue" the velcro thats alreayd on the CT's ( the fluffy stuff)....getting a new dust cover too while we're at it (so the scrathcy velcro bit will go on that). Or should we just give it to the bloke and let him deal with it - just thinking money saver...

I was thinking of some glue solvent and the hair dryer (finally might get some use!!)

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Reply By: Nick R (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 23:09

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 23:09
you just wanna re-velcro the gloves eh kiwi?
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 06:18

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 06:18
LMAO,

That's exactly what I was thinking ha ha


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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 07:21

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 07:21
got me!
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 07:21

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 07:21
Again ha ha ha ha ha
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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 13:07

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 13:07
Or ba ba ba?
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Reply By: autosparky - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 00:47

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 00:47
electrical connection or electo clean for electrical components works well on most adhesives, or with care ,wax and grease remover(prepsol) careful it will remove enamel paint but isn't to bad on 2 pack paints
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 09:17

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 09:17
Laura,

I can see you need some urgent education, so here for you is the technical terms for that Velcro "fluffy bit" and "scratchy bit".

The scratchy bit is called "hook".
The fluffy bit is called "loop".
Together they are known as Velcro Hook & Loop tape. (or Dots)

I assume the old Velcro "loop" tape is attached to the camper body?
Try gently pulling it away and thus exposing the adhesive left behind.
Apply some "Citro Clean" cleaner, available from any supermarket and spray, or dab onto the adhesive.
Wait a couple of minutes and the adhesive should wipe off.
Citrus based cleaners are particularly good on adhesive.
Be careful not to get any on canvas, as it would destroy the waterproofing qualities of the canvas.

If the Velcro tape has been glued on with a contact adhesive, rather than the self adhesive tape as supplied by the Velcro manufacturer, the "Citro Clean" may not work.

I clean the citrus residue remaining with soapy water and then apply methylated spirits, or a window cleaner product, to leave a sound surface base for the new Velcro tape.

Bill.


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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:50

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:50
Hi Bill, I agree with your comments about Citro Clean, it is an excellent solvent, but it will damage some plastics & vinyl's.
so use it with caution.
Laura, 3M (scotchgaurd) make a professional adhesive remover, it is referred to as "700 adhesive cleaner & solvent". Comes in a pressure pak container and will remove any adhesive without damage to the substrate. It's not cheap, about $20 for a 350G container. Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 21:22

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 21:22
Bill,
Turps is the only thing I know that removes contact adhesive. We used to use it to remove tyres off model cars that were stuck with Kwik Grip.
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Reply By: neil&brenda - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 20:41

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 20:41
Sounds like a job for the HEAT GUN!! Melt the sucker off. If controlled, will not damage canvas etc.
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