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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Fellow woodworkers…
You know what they say; you can never have enough clamps.

But in this case, all my clamps are gummed up with gorilla glue and I just can’t get the darn things clean. I’ve used paint remover and few other things to no avail
What’s the best product? Something I can spray on and rinse off.

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Hi Router

You may want to try some stuff called Blue Stuff,, you can put it in a spray bottle and then wash it off,, I will try and find a net link to it,,


I have used it for about 10 to 15 years or so, it's a commercial cleaner,, comes in a gal. jug, and it runs about 45.oo per gal...one gal min. order, it will clean it off but it's not cheap..

I used it for a long time to clean equipment, like lawn mowers,with years of grass stains ,power equipment,tool boxes,etc. and they come out looking like brand new...

I may need to call the guy I get it from...
So it maybe a day or so..at one time I used a gal. per week but the last time I got some was about 2 years ago..

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Fellow woodworkers…
You know what they say; you can never have enough clamps.

But in this case, all my clamps are gummed up with gorilla glue and I just can’t get the darn things clean. I’ve used paint remover and few other things to no avail
What’s the best product? Something I can spray on and rinse off.

TIA



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Hi Router
It's true name is
BLUE THUNDER, plus a found a new great price for it..

http://www.ffgeneralsupply.com/degreasers.html

http://www.ffgeneralsupply.com/msds/...ant/230133.pdf

http://www.thundercleaner.com/tiremulti.html


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Thank you fellow forum addicts.
This is getting very expensive.
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Hey, Router. I read or saw somewhere about a guy that keeps a big roll of waxed butcher paper on the end of his bench to use during glue-ups and painting to protect the bench but, Kristin's suggestion for the clamps sounds like the way to go. I know this doesn't help with your current problem but it will when/if you get them clean.

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Hi George

That's what I do, ,I just hate to clean up and the wax paper and the butcher paper works great, but the butcher paper likes to roll back up on it's own but with just a dot of masking tape it holds in place..

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Well, waxed butcher paper thing hadn’t worked out for me. It ended up sticking to not only clamps but my work also. Maybe because it was old or didn’t have enough wax on it. don't know.
It looks like I have to use elbow grease the hard way and do one at a time. No way around this.
But in the future I will be using a trick I learned somewhere on line.
This guy was using some kind of saddle soap or wax and waxing all his clamp bars before use and nothing got stuck to them.
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Router,
Have you tried using a heat gun? Most glues can be heated then simply scraped off without any damage or marks done to what they are stuck to. Just keep the heat moving, don't leave in one spot too long.

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