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James Beavon

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Post Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:57 pm

DIY Vinyl remover..from glass ?

Hey.

Yea..as the title says.
Ive got to remove some vinyl from a window, the vinyl is very brittle and takes forever just scraping.

My van got broke into the weekend would you believe, took my heatgun and a drill. They missed a book of goldleaf tho..loosers. So yea no heatgun for a few days.

So are there any suitable chemicals i can use which i can just pickup from say B&Q / Wilkinsons ? As its just glass it can be a little corrosive. Any ideas?

cheers.
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Post Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:42 pm

Two methods
both been suggested on the boards
big scraper helped with soapy water
or use nitromorse, then a scraper

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John Childs

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Post Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:06 am

I'd be very careful with a heat gun on glass anyway.

Just too east to crack with localised expansion.
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Post Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:00 am

hi also try scoring into strips with scalpel
soak glue with isopropanol and then clean off with cheap window cleaner
oh and charge a premium as it always takes twice as long as you thought when quoting :-?

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Post Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:38 am

Get hold of the Stanly blade holder for glass scraping (also good for window prep). Use plentu of soapy water and start slicing awau in small bits. Should come away easily provided you dont try too much at a time. Soapy water will stop the vinyl sticking.
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Gary Birch

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Post Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:43 am

We have a couple of these http://www.screwfix.com/prods/16530/Dec ... ty-Scraper

Superb for this, just be careful when you have a fresh blade in though :roll: :oops:

Cheers

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Post Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:44 am

Yep... water (or soapy water) only with a decent razor scraper - water stops the glue going smeary and job will be done in no time :cool:
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James Beavon

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Post Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:28 pm

Thanks for the replies guys.

Ive got one of those scrapers in an old tool box at home :D
And will try the soapy water.

cheers
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Post Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:56 pm

The last time I stripped vinyl from a set of windows I went along on a nice sunny hot day when the sun was shining on the windows. I performed a series of 6" wide cuts across the vinyl and it peeled off in strips nice and clean with no glue residue.

I would never have managed it in the winter though :-?
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Post Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:01 pm

Wilkos do a great glass scraper mate. About £3.99. I removed a load of vision film from 12 ice cram vans a while ago and this did it with ease.
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James Beavon

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Post Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:09 pm

mission complete.

Was quite easy as the sun came out and warmed it up. Used soapy hot water and it peeled like a banana.

Cheers guys.

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