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Hi Everyone,

I'm working on a project that involves removing foliage from plastic trees. The glue is pretty strong and I'm having a bit of trouble with doing it. Has anyone done this? If so, how? If not, what do you think might work?

I have soaked in water with minimal success.

Thanks,

Dave

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What was it glued down with in the first instance? If it was white glue then water is my recommendation. If not i'd suggest looking at the container of whatever was used to glue it down and see if has directions for removing it.  If all else (mineral spirits, alcohol, etc.) fails my go to chemicals are either MEK or lacquer thinner. Both are pretty nasty. But having restored classic cars painted with nitrocellulose lacquer, i've grown to love the smell of lacquer thinner in the morning! Good luck.

Jackson,

Thank you for your reply. As stated I have already tried water. The container does not say what type of glue is used on the tree let alone how to remove the foliage. Do any of them ever show that information? Anyways, I will try alcohol then mineral spirits next. If these do not work will the MEK or lacquer thinner damage the plastic tree armatures?

Dave

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