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posted January 31, 2003 12:53 PM
Any tips on removing the black adhesive from the opera windows on the 83 Oldsmoblie Cutlass. Or just start scrapinig!!!

posted January 31, 2003 01:52 PM
I couldn't get a heat gun from anybody, so I used a blow torch to get the adhesive off my caprice.

posted January 31, 2003 08:51 PM
Oxy-Act torch here too. Get it hot enough that the gunk starts on fire, then give it a blast of oxygen. What's burning flies right off.

One other thing, you might want to do this outside... LOL...

redneck bubbas racing
posted February 01, 2003 12:13 AM
With long sleeves, a jacket, gloves, goggles, and a welding cap on. I speak from experiance. When it gets on you it STAYS on, burns for a LONG time.

posted February 01, 2003 09:52 PM
soak it with laquer thinner and it will roll off ! works with moulding to

Lil Red
posted February 02, 2003 12:57 AM
OK, here's one for the "that guys nuts" category, but it works. I've built 3 Montes so far and done this every time. Grap a plastic/rubber glove. Push your finger onto the "window yuck" and and pull back slowly a few inches. It will be a stringy mess, but then move over a bit and press down again. For some reason, this "yuck" will stick to itself stronger than it sticks to the car. Once you've pressed again, pull back quickly. The "yuck" will snap from the body and stick to the "yuck" that's on the glove. When your finished, peel off the "yuck" glove and finish clean w/ lacquer thinner. Lacquer thinner will take it all off without pulling some first, but you better buy it in 15 gallon barrels and have a few bags of shop rags. Good luck.

posted February 02, 2003 09:44 PM
i like slam shifters method.

posted February 03, 2003 01:39 PM
Being from the North East, when its cold, the stuff is actully hard enough the scrap off, with a HD scraping tool, and putty knives.. I did see a while back in one the the circle jerk mags where they used dry ice and banged it with a hammer and the under coating and other stickey stuff just fell off the car.. The booz idea works for me, but generally that leads to NO work geting done, and a whole lot of bench racing!!

posted February 03, 2003 05:59 PM
wait for a cold day and use an air chisel with a flat spade bit. done it several times and works for me.....

posted February 03, 2003 09:40 PM
To get it off is one thing, but to keep it from sticking to everything is very easy.
Just paint over it!!!!! That's what I do. The bumpy look after it's painted just adds character!! I do need more drunk buddies though, that seems to be the choice method.

posted February 12, 2003 09:35 PM
I just sprayed it down good with water and it rolled right off the car with my finger.

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