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Forum topic by rikkor posted 12-21-2008 08:40 PM 1133 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-21-2008 08:40 PM

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During a frantic glue-up I managed to get some TiteBond III on a good sweatshirt. (I know…, poor planning=poor performance) Does anyone have a method for removing it? Or, do I no longer count this in my “good Sweatshirt” group.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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#1 posted 12-21-2008 08:49 PM

Maybe soften it with heat and then wash it out with soapy water?

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#2 posted 12-21-2008 08:51 PM

I don’t think I own a sweater or shirt that does not have any glue on it…... At least that is what my wife is always telling me….. I know of no way to remove it…

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 12-21-2008 08:54 PM

I got some Titebond II on my shirt sleeve this morning. Fortunately it’s an old shirt. Titebond glues are verrrrrry good. You now have an “old” sweatshirt.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#4 posted 12-21-2008 09:12 PM

I was afraid of this…!

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#5 posted 12-21-2008 09:32 PM

SOAK your shirt in warm/hot water, the longer the better, then scrub. TB III even though it is waterproof will tend to soften and let go after a prolonged water emersion.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 12-21-2008 09:37 PM

There should be a phone number on the bottle for tech info. I know I talked to them several years ago about Titebond II and was told that Acetone would dissolve it. I haven’t tried it yet on III.

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#7 posted 12-21-2008 09:40 PM

Thanks guys.

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#8 posted 12-22-2008 05:17 PM

Wear it proudly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Ahhh,” must be a woodworker”.....)

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#9 posted 12-22-2008 05:22 PM

I am interested in trying the water. Scissors is the only way that I have ever been able to remove it.

-- Berta in NC

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#10 posted 12-22-2008 07:21 PM

This is the response from TiteBond to my e-mail:

There are two. You can use heat to soften the glue and scrape it out. Often times a steam iron set at the highest setting, with a paper towel between the iron and the glue, will soften the glue. You can also soak the area in acetone. The acetone will soften and swell the polymer so that you can scrape it out. Neither process is a fast one and they should never be used together.

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