getting rid of hot glue gun residue

Hi All:

i am working on a night-heron hybrid where you use a hot glue gun to temporarily glue forms to the hull so you can build the hybrid deck.

am done with the deck now and trying to clean up the glue residue from the glassed hull and wanted to ask folks with experience on any tips to clean it up properly.  maybe its just the heat, but it is not coming off cleanly and seems a royal pain....so any helpful thoughts appreciated.

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RE: getting rid of hot glue gun residue

áááI've not done the hot glue, but when Nick Shade does it he's using a scraper. No heat.

RE: getting rid of hot glue gun residue

Scrape, no heat's right.

Hot glue's basically polyethylene plastic in one formulation or another. Won't "soak in" when applied when melted but stick's really well once cooled so scraping with an edged tool ought to work best.

Solvents are useless and sanding'll just tend to soften it making the job tougher. Need to scrape to bare wood.

 

RE: getting rid of hot glue gun residue

   Wiping down with Denatured Alcohol on a rag will help release the hot glue from the epoxied wood.

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