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Removing Flashing Tape ?


 
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rshales007

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:00 pm Reply with quote

My sunlounge glass roof has had all of it's joins at the joists taped up with flashing tape. I need to remove some of this, but it's proving quite tricky.

Does anyone have any tips for doing this ?

Cheers.
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masona

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:58 am Reply with quote

rshales007 wrote:
My sunlounge glass roof

Need more info, is this glass toughened or wired?

If not, maybe best to replace the lot for safely or use twin wall polycarbonate sheeting.
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Thermo

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:46 pm Reply with quote

is it the tar backed flash band?
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rshales007

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:56 pm Reply with quote

The glass roof is wired, not toughened and yes, the tape is bitumen with a foil back. I guess this should breakdown with white spirit or some other solvent.
Cheers.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 7:14 pm Reply with quote

rshales007 wrote:
I guess this should breakdown with white spirit or some other solvent.
Cheers.


if you knew that, then why dd you ask?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 7:45 pm Reply with quote

bit of heat from a hair dryer, wide window scraper (professional type) to get the worst of and then a solvent to get the residue off. oh and lots of patience and hard work
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masona

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:58 am Reply with quote

Odourless kerosene will make the bitumen running then wipe it off with a rag, don't breathe it though & wear a mask.

I just remembered you may not be able to get kerosene so another product is called D-Tar which is a tar & bitumen remover, see this
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