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removing old glue under bad leather....

 
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parny



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2002 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got an pre-anniversary 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 speed graphic with really bad leather on the body. I think I'm going to take off the leather and refinish the wood... once I take the old leather off, what's the best way to get the old glue off? Sandpaper, water, alcohol, some other solvent?

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phil
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2002 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In order of ease to use and results,
1). Mosenbocker's LIFT OFF 2
2). Goop (hard to wash off residue,ie other glues won't stick)
3). Goof Off (requires a LOT of ventilation)

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bertsaunders



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2002 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parney--Best to use paint scaper--after leather is removed--if you are going to re-finish the wood, be carefull not to gouge any holes in the wood, then sand to a smooth finish! I use a clear satin polyurethane--best not to stain the wood,
I find the natural mahogany color to be the prettiest, and the color is more even! I remove all the brass fittings, and polish the exposed parts with rubbing compound (lap wheel)then a brass polish, re-install the fittings, and brush or spray paint the finish, spraying gives a smoother coat, but also a lot of masking involved! (I put the poly on the brass too) Makes a very tough finish! Bert


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