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rpiguy9907

Posted Fri May 14, 2021 9:04 am

After watching many videos where the 8-bit Guy and Adrian Black remove adhesive gunk from computers with a heat gun I decided to try and remove the leftover double sided tape from a C64.

The heat gun worked wonderfully on the adhesive gunk - however, I was so focused on the gunk and happy that it was working I failed to notice that the non-functional vent slats were catching all the hot air and self-destructing.

This was with the heat gun on the lowest setting! I guess I'll have to use that white Kickstarter case I was saving in the closet for a build.

:-(
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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Fri May 14, 2021 10:21 am

Oh no!

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Zippy Zapp
CA, USA

Posted Fri May 14, 2021 5:30 pm

oh wow. Yeah that could be a problem with heat guns. For stuff like that I use Goo Gone or Wd-40 and leave it soak for a few minutes. I have yet to find any kind of adhesive that it doesn't work on. I then follow it up with IPA or wash it with soap and water to get that stuff off.

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obitus1990
New Orleans, LA, USA

Posted Mon May 17, 2021 6:57 am

Zippy Zapp wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 5:30 pm
oh wow. Yeah that could be a problem with heat guns. For stuff like that I use Goo Gone or Wd-40 and leave it soak for a few minutes. I have yet to find any kind of adhesive that it doesn't work on. I then follow it up with IPA or wash it with soap and water to get that stuff off.
^^^ so much THIS.

Here's another tip...if someone has hot-glued something (like a switch or port) into a plastic case, or, if they've used hot glue to stabilize a circuit board repair, and you need to remove it, get a piece of gauze, soak it in IPA and let it sit on the hot glue for a minute or two. Squeeze the IPA onto the glue a few times to saturate it, and in a matter of minutes, it pops right off. No risk of damaging anything like that.

FWIW, every time I see the 8bit guy use a barbecue pit lighter on heat shrink tubing in his videos, it makes me cringe. He's not one whose advice I'd follow on proper repair technique.

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JoeUser
Dallas, TX

Posted Wed May 19, 2021 7:56 am

obitus1990 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 6:57 am
FWIW, every time I see the 8bit guy use a barbecue pit lighter on heat shrink tubing in his videos, it makes me cringe.
OMG, that's beyond insane! He should just buy a cheap $3 soldering iron, just for that purpose, if need be.

SMH





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