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Old 08-20-2003, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default Glue removal on car surface (how?)

Help me out here ...

Some jerk poured glue along the length of my car (hood, windshield, roof, and trunk surfaces), at a parking spot. I tried the bug/tar removal spray, and also a high pressure wash without any results. What should I use - the glue is dry and solid now?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-20-2003, 10:52 PM   #2
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Have you tried something like Goo Gone? If that doesn't work you will have to escalate to glue remover.
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Old 08-20-2003, 10:54 PM   #3
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Any idea what kind of glue? Is the dried glue thick like epoxy or thin like superglue? If you wax your car frequently, using a wax stripper will proably pull the glue off with the wax. If you don't, acetone is very good at dissolving superglue, but you have to keep it away from plastics. If it's epoxy, I'm not sure what you're going to do... maybe try auto badge adhesive remover (should find that at larger auto parts store chains).


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Old 08-23-2003, 08:01 AM   #4
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If the glue is just a thin coat, then I suggest using Meguire's paint cleaner. It's the first step in a three step cleaning/polishing/waxing system they have.
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Old 08-27-2003, 10:56 AM   #5
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That should be pretty easy, now that it's dry. It should chip off. Anyway, tree sap isn't any more fun...

My secret weapon is good old isopropyl rubbing alcohol
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:47 PM   #6
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Try a detailing clay bar to strip it off?
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Old 08-27-2003, 06:28 PM   #7
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I had some ugly glue residues from a sticker on the hood recently, and nothing that I had available seemed to work (bug&tar remover, WD40, window cleaner, etc.). I even drove to a parts store (Autozone) to find some glue remover, but they didn't have anything. Then I remembered that I had a clay bar around, and the whole mess was gone in a minute. Clay bars rule!
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