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Old 02-11-2018, 02:37 AM
Pittsartist Pittsartist is offline
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Wrap some gorilla tape around your fingers glue outwards, put it on the canopy adhesive and wait a second or two then quickly pull it off.

No solvents and no scratches from rubbing - worked superbly for me

Bit like hair waxing ......
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:32 AM
madhun madhun is offline
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Location: Buderim, Queensland Australia
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Iím not about to try it without checking with the manufacturer first, but I wonder if eucalyptus oil would affect acrylic; nothing better at removing gum glues.
Quentin Carter
Bushby Mustang II - 170hrs and counting
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:22 AM
Scott Hersha Scott Hersha is offline
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I drove up to Dayton, Ohio area to pick up a new canopy for my RV8 after cracking the original one during construction. The guys at Airplane Plastics (manufacturers of our Vans canopies) cleaned glue residue off my new canopy with isopropyl rubbing alcohol - like you get at Walgreens. They said they use that stuff by the case. I've used it and it works fine. Washing with water and mild detergent (like dawn) after the alcohol is a good idea.
Scott Hersha
2001 RV-6 - sold 2005
2008 RV-8 Fastback - Sold 2016
RV-14 Wings - sold 2014
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Cessna 182RG - flying
New RV8 - Under construction
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