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Old December 3, 2001, 08:38 PM   #1
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Removing pad glue...

if anyone ever confused me with a gunsmith, the light must have been bad. Here's the deal.....

About 8 months ago I put a Cheek-Eez neoprene pad on my 870 TB to get a little more elevation. With an ammo change, I found out it wasn't needed. I took the thing off today and now have some glue residue on the MC part of my stock. Did I mention the wood's gorgeous?

This Trapgun's of 1988 vintage, and the finish is a tough, glossy one. I suspect it to be a urethane variant.Now, the prob is to remove the glue while not messing up that finish.

And I have to remove that glue, shooting a few rounds at the patterning board meant losing a few hairs in my beard each shot.

Thanks in advance....
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Old December 3, 2001, 09:30 PM   #2
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There is a product called "Goof- Off" and it's for removing crayons, markers, stickers and such.

Comes in a small oil can. Primary ingredient is Xylene. I THINK it will cut the adhesive without biting into the finish...

Or, how about a blast of WD40?
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Old December 4, 2001, 08:48 AM   #3
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Remove the buttpad and "test" the finish there first. If the remover in question doesn't hurt the finish there it'll be safe elsewhere on the stock. Lacquer thinner will probably take the "goo"off the stock nicely

I remember reading somewhere that Remington's finish is/was an epoxy. Most stripping compounds won't touch it.
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Old December 4, 2001, 11:33 AM   #4
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Try good old fashioned peanut butter first.

Smear a heavy layer of peanut butter on the affected area, wrap well with saran or foil, and leave it for a couple of days in a warm area.

The peanut oil seems to do a really good job at getting under glue and lifting it.
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Old December 5, 2001, 04:25 AM   #5
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Thanks, guys. I guess I'll Martha Stewart it and try the peanut butter mehtod first, since we have some here.
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Old December 5, 2001, 03:40 PM   #6
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Old December 5, 2001, 09:12 PM   #7
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If the peanut butter doesn't do it, you could try this stuff called adhesive remover, I read it's safe to use on fine furniture. Well, that's what the label says anyway, I have never actually tried it...

I saw it on the promo shelf at a local hardware store
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Old December 6, 2001, 08:52 AM   #8
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I have used a product called "Goo Gone" from Walmart, Lowe's, etc.
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Old December 6, 2001, 01:35 PM   #9
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I have had good luck removing glue residue and labels with
WD40.. Give it a try,carefully..Shouldn't hurt the finish on a gun stock..
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Old December 7, 2001, 05:51 AM   #10
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An update....

I finally figured out that maybe I should ask the manufacturer, and gave Kick Eez a call. They recommended WD-40,and suggested a coupla applications. Worked fine. Thanks, everybody....
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Old December 7, 2001, 11:31 AM   #11
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Thanks for the report Dave.

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