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Old January 5th, 2011, 03:25 AM   #1
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Removing Gopro adhesive mounts, how?

Hola,
was wondering about removing the 3M adhesive mounts from a surface like a car door, or an airplane cockpit.
What do u use to remove them?
Thx
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Old January 5th, 2011, 09:01 AM   #2
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Should just peel up (I generally use a slight twisting motion also). You can use a flat headed screwdriver or plastic putty knife also. If it's really a delicate surface, you can use a hairdryer to help heat up and gum-up the 3M tape.
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Old January 6th, 2011, 05:59 AM   #3
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Hi Annen,
i was goggleing the images for "headed screwdriver" but appears like a screwdriver for normal bolts, could u link an image?
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Old January 6th, 2011, 01:08 PM   #4
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I've used a flat, 1" wide metal putty knife and a hairdryer. The adhesive is pretty good; heating it a bit makes it more pliable and a thin edge putty knife will lift it without breaking anything if you're careful
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Old January 7th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #5
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Check your hardware store for something call "Goo Gone". Mineral spirits would work fine as well.
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Old January 8th, 2011, 03:32 AM   #6
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Hola my friends, if i a go to a local store here in EU and i go" Please do u have GOO gone?" they gonna call the Ghostbusters!!!
I doubt they gonna have it in EU
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Old January 8th, 2011, 05:54 AM   #7
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Eucalyptus oil is very good at removing sticky goo if you can find it. Put it on and give it a few minutes to work its way into the stuff and then it should come off fairly easily.
The other trick is to freeze the goo, any of those cans of liquid air will do it.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 12:10 PM   #8
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Hola my friends, if i a go to a local store here in EU and i go" Please do u have GOO gone?" they gonna call the Ghostbusters!!!
I doubt they gonna have it in EU
;)
Amazon UK has it.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 05:49 AM   #9
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As was mentioned, you are supposed to use a hair dryer to heat up the adhesive so it will release. That's what I've done, and it works. The added benefit is that the adhesive will still function to some degree for more applications.

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Old January 19th, 2011, 04:40 AM   #10
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The issue is...U can't bring the dryer on an Airplane or an Helicopter to remove the mounts......
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Old January 28th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #11
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I've seen people release certain adhesive mounts using dental floss or fishing line, slipping it carefully between the adhesive and the surface it's stuck to.

YMMV
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