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Interesting idea. I've seen liquid nitrogen at work (big brother and
sick-minded nephew like to dunk mice found in the machine shop - call it
an experiment in cryogenics).
If you used it on the glue, how would you freeze the glue without
freezing (and cracking) the dash itself?
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From: "Dan Ray" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Fw: Dash Crud - molecules and stuff 101?
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 19:15:26 -0500
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This is a SWAG...which means I"m basically clueless, but it sounds like an
epoxy type thing you're dealing with...solvents won't do it because its a
plastic...so you need to address the physicists and chemists for a real
answer. But you've peeked my interest...
What if we FROZE it? Inquiring minds want to know, as long as you don't get
too technical with us "right-brain" types.
I mean, ice cubes won't cut it, but directional freezing with NO (nitrous
oxide, right?) or some very cold stuff, (dry ice?) might make that hardened
goo brittle enough to crack and separate from the foundation...
Is there such a thing as a "cold torch"? r is that an idea worth some money?
or maybe I should just be quiet?
Molecular structure is a funny thing, I hear, so the opposite of heat and
chemical breakdown (solvent) is making those little suckers so tight that
they fall apart.(?)
just a thought.
>From: Feldman, Jack (Jack) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: 'email@example.com' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 3:18 PM
>Subject: Dash Crud
>>I posted this to the Healey list because the problem is on my Healy. I
>>still don't have an answer. this list is much larger, and I'm sure some
>>of you have had this problem before. The problem is that the dpo glued
>>something to the center of the dash years ago, and the very hard glue is
>>still stuck to the vinyl. I've tried several solvents such as oops! for
>>old latex paint, my favorite for sticky residue is charcoal lighter
>>fuel. The local trim shop has a solvent, but that didn't soften it. I
>>need something that sticks to the glue and softens it without damaging
>>the vinyl dash. I suspect that If I ever do get it off, I will then be
>>faced with clean spots on the dash, but I can handle that.