Composites Central


Reply
Old 07-19-2017, 05:06 AM   #1
herman

Composites Expert
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,389
Thanks: 69
Thanked 361 Times in 314 Posts



Default removing sealant tape

Unfortunately the search is not working for me.

I have received a set of moulds with 5 year old sealant tape on it. Due to hot storage the tape melted and is on a large part of the moulds. It is a butyl type of tape. What kind of chemical would remove it? Tried acetone, but no luck.
herman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2017, 05:49 AM   #2
findhan

Composites Expert
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 333
Thanks: 46
Thanked 33 Times in 29 Posts



Default

Have you a freezer that you could pop it in for a while?
findhan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2017, 06:48 AM   #3
Roger

Composites Expert
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 36 Times in 35 Posts



Default

On my hit list would be MEK, tolulene, and lacquer thinner. I've used them all at different times on glue residue from tape (masking tape and whatnot) but I've never tried on butyl tape. They don't evaporate as fast as acetone so I think they have a little more time to work their magic.
Roger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2017, 08:45 AM   #4
harrisonaero

Moderator
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CDA, ID
Posts: 130
Thanks: 13
Thanked 21 Times in 16 Posts



Default

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/ar...er_on_solvents

Read this article. Note the part about Goof-Off using Xylene as a base and then the part about naptha being adequate and providing a longer exposure time to break down the adhesive. It's what I would try first.
harrisonaero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2017, 02:14 PM   #5
Tom Irwin

Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Van Nuys CA.
Posts: 186
Thanks: 0
Thanked 43 Times in 27 Posts



Default

dry ice (sometimes)
Tom Irwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
removing, sealant, tape

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:59 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design