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Old 06-10-2020, 01:06 PM   #1
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Trying to remove foot switch which has been glued on to the boat. This was done by the previous owner, so no idea what was used. Foot switch is for the anchor. Removed all screws and tried with all sharp objects but no luck. Saw online a product called marine formula by debond, but this is not available in UK.
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Try spraying with debond to soften the adhesive.
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Thank you for your reply.
Debond is not available in United Kingdom. Checked everywhere, online and in stores, ebay, Amazon etc
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Thank you for your reply.
Debond is not available in United Kingdom. Checked everywhere, online and in stores, ebay, Amazon etc
Well we’re just across the pond, jump in the boat and head over.
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Would love too.
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Would love too.
Thanks for the invite.
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Do they have Goo Gone over there? Have used it to take off registration stickers.
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I have and tried it on decals but I guess it's not strong enough.
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I have and tried it on decals but I guess it's not strong enough.
Try some acetone.
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Will do.
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I suspect they might have used 3m 5200, which is 'permanent', though I have successfully removed it with patience. Use heat, a razor blade and a 2" putty knife.

score underneath with the razor, then heat, then work the putty knife in and around. you're going to make fractions of a mm progress at a time. It will take patience and time. Muscle it too hard or too fast and you might remove gelcoat.
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Thanks for the advise.
Just ordered debond marine formula from USA. Should receive it in about 10 days
Hope it works.
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