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Cleaning off adhesive

Can't find it on the can. What's the best solvent to use to remove DAP Weldwood HHR Contact Cement from vinyl without damaging the finish?

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Hmm,Hadn't thought of that,thanks.
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NO NO NO NO NO. The solvent for DAP top and trim adhesive is mineral spirits or Xylol, and it is on the can. Read what it says under "clean up" on the can. Xylol is just more expensive mineral spirits.
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And xylol stinks to high heaven.
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NO NO NO NO NO. The solvent for DAP top and trim adhesive is mineral spirits or Xylol, and it is on the can. Read what it says under "clean up" on the can. Xylol is just more expensive mineral spirits.
Hmm, saw that but wasn't sure what it would do to the vinyl. Thanks.
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It won't do anything to vinyl, Ultraleather, or leather. I've even had to use it to clean off fabric and it didn't hurt anything.
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Don't laugh, but peanut butter works to remove adhesive. It has to be natural peanut butter and not the skippy type brand. Something in the oil from the peanuts desolves adhesive. I also heard freezing the adhesive with ice cubes and then scraping it off works. Otherwise, I heard Mineral Spirits is the way to go. Check out this article:

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/how...om-wood-floors
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I'm not laughing, I'm crying. The solvent for DAP top and trim adhesive, or any other brand of top and trim adhesive is mineral spirits or Xylol, period. I guarantee peanut butter and freezing and scraping will not take top and trim adhesive off. Why do you want to make an easy job hard, and also more expensive? We are talking about car interiors, not what your Aunt Bertha uses to remove the sale tags from mason jars she got at a yard sale.
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I didn't say my recommendation would be good or work better than Xylol... just something to consider...How do you know Aunt Bertha didn't use peanut butter on her 32 Coupe? At least she didn't have smell those toxic fumes from the Xylol. LOL... I wonder if Aunt Bertha still uses moth balls in her gas tank?
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I'm not laughing, I'm crying. The solvent for DAP top and trim adhesive, or any other brand of top and trim adhesive is mineral spirits or Xylol, period. I guarantee peanut butter and freezing and scraping will not take top and trim adhesive off. Why do you want to make an easy job hard, and also more expensive? We are talking about car interiors, not what your Aunt Bertha uses to remove the sale tags from mason jars she got at a yard sale.
Dan, I think I can see the veins sticking out from your temples from here! Relax, have a beer, we need you around here so don't blow a gasket.
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Bob, what worries me is that there are some people who would actually try the peanut butter, and I wasn't even close to blowing a gasket.
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I was just teasing you. But I do know the frustration involved in trying to help people out.
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