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removing glue from sanding belts?? any suggestions.

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I have parked a couple of belts ( wraps) that I loaded with glue sanding down a few glue ups.
Right now I have one sitting in water and Cascade dishwasher detergent,
The glue has softened but is still to thick too brush off.
I heard Simple Green works but havent tried that.
Anyone have a sure fire cleaner they could recommend?

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Hello Bob
You might try a heat gun to soften the glue and then brush it off.
Hi DAN, that's where I started with this one. I was removing heavy glue fromthe bak of a board I want to restore so it could be glued again. The glue lifted in some spots but was too well bonded in others rendering the surface useless. If I scrubbed too hard witha wire bursh I hae not abrasive left.
Seems to me that somebody mentioned vinegar to me but I'm not sure it will dissovle aliphatic glue.
Have you tried one of those large eraser sticks? They're great for removing sanding residue but I don't know about glue.
There was a post on here I didn't try but they mentioned that a piece of white PVC pipe worked better at removing crud off of belts better than the big gum rubber erasers..Maybe it is just hard/sharp enough to get the crud out.
another house hold item that will probably work is shaving cream … a few years ago I bought a old police car and the adhesive would not come off with any other way. even automotive adhesive remover wouldn't work, so I did a Google and someone suggested shaving cream. I went to the dollar store and bought a can. it is the lanolin that dissolves it I think.
That's certainly worth a try Dan.
I've run out of cleaning things around the house.

I'll keep you posted

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