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Glue Nightmare

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Zazzess, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Zazzess

    Zazzess Member

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    Hi ! :signs101: :peace!:

    As you maybe seen on my threads I'm in a world where I have to fight to have the tools and help I need to have a great working condition and make a great job.

    So I have the pleasure of making a lot of errors while doing my work and its ok for my boss...

    So! I put a vinyl on sintra and I had to remove it with bare hands, it was a big piece of cake ... just kidding
    Now what do I do with the glue that remained on the sintra?
    I tried terand safety solvant but it wasn't really helpful... and too dangerous for the picture that is still on...

    I have to rest the vinyl without error this time. this is how I proceeded last time...

    here is a picture as an example

    the picture is cut in half and I have to make it fit ...

    I made a vertical hinge to make sure that the picture works, then I apply the vinyl very slowly because there is a large margin of error ....

    then ... What do you think?

    Am I off the mark? can I improve my work condition?
     

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  2. MikePro

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    adhesive remover.

    I mainly use RapidRemover, but we also stock "Cut-Thru" in aerosol cans.
    "Goo Gone" also works.

    basically any adhesive remover should work.
     
  3. J Hill Designs

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    test it on spare sintra first
     
  4. MikePro

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    if you don't have adhesive remover readily handy.... sometimes a quick fix is to use duct tape or aggressive masking tape and "dab" at the adhesive with the sticky side.

    You should be able to pick the adhesive right off the sintra with tape, little by little.
     
  5. Zazzess

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    Thank you so much for your support


    :thumb: Thanks for helping me :thumb:
     
  6. Zazzess

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    Thank you guys I appreciate your support !
     
  7. ChicagoGraphics

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    Windex will take it off safely without damaging the Sintra.
     
  8. Zazzess

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    Thanks I'll try !
     
  9. Zazzess

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    eeerrrrchhhhh....
     
  10. Zazzess

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    think I'm gonna puke....
     
  11. Zazzess

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    okay well...

    windex does nothing on this :S

    solvant works well but even if I cover the picture or the solvant bottle there is always a drop that makes me pray god...

    and now I think I am a little stone :p
     
  12. Zazzess

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    I'll go get some tape in the shop... do you know I'm in a robotic shop...
     
  13. Zazzess

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    with my 64''/34'' surface it would take the month... but it is another trick that could work well on a small surface thanks :D
     
  14. J Hill Designs

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    might just be a goner then...been there before
     
  15. Zazzess

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    Are you saying I might have to throw all in the garbage ?
     
  16. rushworks graphics

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    yeah, goo gone works and to be honest, maybe even start over fresh? if thats an option for you! sorry!!!!!!!
     
  17. Zazzess

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    you had to throw a job in the garbage because you couldnt take of the glue that remained ?

    I thought I could correct my mistake D:

    :doh:
     
  18. J Hill Designs

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    taking adhesive off of a soft plastic is tough - especially if its solvent adhesive - anything that will cut through the adhesive will most likely soften/warp/marr the PVC
     
  19. Zazzess

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    aaawh !

    Okayyy :p

    :peace!:
     
  20. d fleming

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    Rapid remover, clean after with rapid tac then reapply graphic.
     
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