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Old 07-29-2014, 06:17 PM
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Whats up guys

So I'm trashing my old leaning post for a smaller one that i can put a cooler under but once i ripped the old one up this is what im left with on the deck


So I've been able to get a good amount of it up cutting and peeling with a knife but then ADD kicked in and i was like to hell with that plan of action. So, is there like a chemical or something i can use to pull the rest of this mess up with?


Thanks in advance
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:13 PM
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Try acetone. it will take many applications.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:30 PM
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Get a plastic razor blade and go at it. Then acetone to finish it off.

With a plastic razor blade you don't have to worry about scratching the deck.
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Dawg, there is a product that's been around a couple of years and produced by 3M which makes the 5200 release from what it is applied to. I understand the 5200 comes up whole, and doesn't melt. I don't recall it's name, but you should be able to go on 3M's site and find out about it. It wouldn't surprise me if West Marine had it stocked, since so many of us use 5200. Good luck!
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Shhhh don't tell anyone but.....Surfacing agent (commonly referred to as wax) used in gelcoat to allow for a tack free surface works awesome for removing 5200. 10x better than that spray on stuff in the can designed specifically for removing 5200. Wax is cheap and readily available at any fiberglass supply store. Apply a generous amount of wax with a brush, sit back for a few minutes and watch the 5200 start to wrinkle in the thin areas. I typically apply an additional coat or 2 of wax while I'm waiting...you want it really soaked. Thick areas will need multiple coats in between. After a few minutes of soaking, take to it with a stuff bristled scrub brush and/or razor blade for smooth areas and try not to be amazed.
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D Bond......will get it loose.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:10 AM
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D Bond
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:07 AM
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Go to your local auto parts store and buy a stripe remover. It is a wheel that looks like its made out of pencil eraser. Put it on a drill turn it at slow rpms and it will peel the 5200 up leaving no residue. This is the only safe clean way to remove 5200.
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thanks guys
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There was a thread here a while back about taking stuff apart that was bonded w/5200. I recall a lot of positive talk about using heat from a heat gun and how well it worked. Just stay clear of your gas tank.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by dawgmode View Post
Whats up guys

So I'm trashing my old leaning post for a smaller one that i can put a cooler under but once i ripped the old one up this is what im left with on the deck


So I've been able to get a good amount of it up cutting and peeling with a knife but then ADD kicked in and i was like to hell with that plan of action. So, is there like a chemical or something i can use to pull the rest of this mess up with?


Thanks in advance
If u would please respond back to what actually works. I know it's tuff stuff. I'd be surprised if some of these methods work.

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goo gone
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:09 PM
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gasoline is one hell of a solvent.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:26 PM
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3M Adhesive remover and a razor blade. The adhesive remover will blister the 5200 right up. Use the razor blade to cut under and peel.
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