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Cleaning up a lip
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 09:49 AM
Is there an easy way to clean off residual adhesive on a lexan lip, after removing masking tape? Or, is there an alternative masking material that won,t leave goo after peeling it off?
Posted 13 September 2007 - 10:59 AM
You could also try WD40. It will often soften and remove different types of adhesives.
Posted 13 September 2007 - 12:44 PM
Many solvents will work, you just don't want to use anything that will cloud the Lexan (like lacquer thinner or acetone). I use naphta (lighter fluid). The blue 3M masking tape works well. It only leaves residue if you push the tape across the Lexan with your fingernail. I use an Xacto knife point to lift the edge to get it started when it's time to come off.
Posted 13 September 2007 - 03:51 PM
Alcohol swabs. Small price. When I dont have the rubber gloves on the stuff will remove 2 ton and Envirotex from the skin. Use it for removing glue from the lips too before it sets up. Reminds me I have to pick up more as I am getting into building lures again now that the cooler weather has arrived.
Posted 13 September 2007 - 04:22 PM
Or, you can use nothing (which is cheaper) if the lip is the last thing you add to the crankbait, before installing split rings and hooks.
Posted 13 September 2007 - 05:01 PM
I think Bobp hit it on the head. I use the blue masking tape and don't have any issues.