[sdiy] OT - stubborn residual Velcro adhesive on front panels.

David G Dixon dixon at mail.ubc.ca
Wed Oct 29 21:46:01 CET 2014


I tend to use straight-up acetone for that sort of thing.  If the paint
doesn't react with it, you should be OK.  If the paint does react with it,
you'll destroy the panel, so yeah, be careful.  I use acetone for wiping the
transfers off of etched and drilled PCBs.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl 
> [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] On Behalf Of Dave Kendall
> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:23 AM
> To: synthdiy diy
> Subject: [sdiy] OT - stubborn residual Velcro adhesive on 
> front panels.
> 
> Hi Guys.
> 
> Sorry for the slightly off-topic post.
> Am fixing up a Kurzweil K2600 which had very strong velcro 
> attached to the front panel in several places in long, 1 1/2 
> "  wide strips. It eventually came off after putting up quite 
> a fight, leaving behind a nasty thick adhesive residue.  
> Isopropyl hardly  touches it,  and I don't want to risk 
> removing or damaging the black paint on the Kurz's steel panel.
> 
> Anyone hit this problem before, or got any tips on a solvent 
> that might do the job?
> 
> Thanks
> Dave
> 
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