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Super Flite, thought the pf was good but-------


By DCRand

10 months ago



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#1 10 months ago

Thought this was a great deal at $300, and it still is a very good deal as the back glass is very near perfect and cabinet very good. But after pulling the dusty pf glass off, noticed the multi colored vinyl patches. Pulled one off tonight with a hair dryer "heat gun" and it came off ok. Considered leaving the rest, but the "it should be original" guy in me can't leave it. Since it isn't mylar, any suggestions on better ways to pull the rest of it off with the least damage to the paint?

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#2 10 months ago

Continually soak the edge with lighter fluid and slowly take a plastic razor blade to it keeping the edge saturated with lighter fluid as you cut the adhesive away. See how that does for one.

#3 10 months ago

Blast it with freeze spray.

#4 10 months ago

Thank you both. Two pretty different methods. Any advice which is best? Seems like freezing would hurt the 45 year old paint, but apparently not? And could I use Naptha instead of lighter fluid?

#5 10 months ago

Freeze spray is worth a shot. Then you clean up the sticky gunk left behind with flour+goo gone. I would NOT use lighter fluid, Naptha is preferred.

#6 10 months ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

Freeze spray is worth a shot. Then you clean up the sticky gunk left behind with flour+goo gone. I would NOT use lighter fluid, Naptha is preferred.

What do you think lighter fluid is made from?

#7 10 months ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

I would NOT use lighter fluid, Naptha is preferred.

Quoted from EMsInKC:

What do you think lighter fluid is made from?

We're all a bunch of comedians here.

Either approach will be relatively innocuous to the paint. The freeze spray only needs to focus on the mylar. The lighter fluid/naptha can be done little by little to see if you get good results. If the glue responds/loosens it will be acceptable. If the glue does not loosen you may have a bigger issue. There will be other materials to try to get the adhesive loose if the naptha doesn't work.

Both ways are easy. Both can be tried in small doses to see if they work before going to town.

#8 10 months ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

What do you think lighter fluid is made from?

If you must know, Naptha is cheaper and leaves less oily residue as it evaporates.

#9 10 months ago

That looks like vinyl, not mylar. I don't think freezing it will do you any good. I think hair dryer and patience will probably be the best you can do.

#10 10 months ago

Yes it was vinyl. Tried Naptha with a small short bristled paint brush on the edge, and it was coming slowly off. Tried a regular air spray can, first spray upside down to get cold liquid on vinyl, then inverted can and just gently sprayed air. Froze vinyl instantly and it pulled off quickly in large pieces.

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#11 10 months ago

Very well done. Looks like the damage is minimal.

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