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Arm rests
Posted by: jgreen ()
Date: November 09, 2017 03:45PM

Hello all,

Just wondering what folks have used to best get the old glue off of the arm rest pad to be able to put the new vinyl on?

Thanks

John & Kathy Green
Castle Rock, CO

1961 Lakewood 110
1968 Coupe 110

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Re: Arm rests
Posted by: 7004doorL ()
Date: November 09, 2017 05:35PM

What I did was glue a thin like 1/8" foam to the back of the arm Rest Vinyl and Glue that onto the Arm Rest Base.

Leave the old Glue on or see if it rubs off with finger pressure.

Or, Toluene. That thins Contact Cement.

Getting the corners right is the had part. Mine came out OK.
But what I found out later is something like pinching a Pig's Ear works best.


Mike
1960 4 Door
80 HP PG

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Re: Arm rests
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 09, 2017 08:30PM

7004doorL Wrote:
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> What I did was glue a thin like 1/8" foam to the
> back of the arm Rest Vinyl and Glue that onto the
> Arm Rest Base.
>
> Leave the old Glue on or see if it rubs off with
> finger pressure.
>
> Or, Toluene. That thins Contact Cement.
>
> Getting the corners right is the had part. Mine
> came out OK.
> But what I found out later is something like
> pinching a Pig's Ear works best.

>
>
> Mike
> 1960 4 Door
> 80 HP PG

Hmmmm,
That is interesting!
If you pinch a Pig's ear your arm-rests will turn out alright.
SO, . . . . if I kick the Cat, will my screen-door stop squeeking?

.
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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Arm rests
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: November 09, 2017 09:26PM

Cannot remember what I did - or how much glue was left after removal of old vinyl.

I would use something to scrape it off / scrape off enough to be reasonable.

Dull knife, dull chisel, even sandpaper.

Do not breathe the dust...

Feeble memory recalls most of the glue was on the bottom / underside (LM). Do not recall using glue on the "top" of new vinyl.

Practice folding (stretching) the vinyl (no glue) over the arm rest to get an idea of the best result for the corners.

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Re: Arm rests
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 10, 2017 02:00AM

Have you thought of using a table top belt sander with 120 grit to remove most of the glue. Lightly touch pad evenly on belt and lift to check result. I removed some excess rubber from some door stops to make window track bumpers using the belt sander. Worked out fine.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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