Getting the adhesive from a traction pad off

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by hullogfish, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. hullogfish

    hullogfish Active Member

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    Long story short, I got a used board with a traction pad on it. It was on the wrong spot/ not that kind of board and while I got the majority of the pad off, there is still the adhesive and remnants of the pad lefty. Good got it is a mess. Any tips of getting this stuff off safely?
     
  2. Mango Bill

    Mango Bill Well-Known Member

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    I used goo gone but still took some elbow grease and a micarda scraper...agree what a pain in ass to get off
     
  3. hullogfish

    hullogfish Active Member

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    I tried goo gone it literally just made the whole thing gooey. I guess the plastic scraper next
     
  4. waveslider

    waveslider Member

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    Sticky bumps wax remover, a rag and a scraper worked for me last year.
     
  5. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    Think I used mineral spirits to soften it then acetone for final clean up on an SUP repair last year.
     
  6. ekim

    ekim Active Member

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  7. xyzzy

    xyzzy Active Member

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    Why not just acetone and then sand?
     
  8. ekim

    ekim Active Member

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    Light sanding if no glosscoat would work. Be careful.I wouldn't though.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2017
  9. Justino

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    WD-40 works too. Then clean up with some sort of degreaser. I wouldn't sand it.
     
  10. pintail

    pintail Active Member

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    The above after using a razor blade window scraper, carefully.
     
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