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04-05-2009 04:57 AM  9 years agoPost 21
what_the_helli

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if you get that much exhaust on your gyro you'll be having other problems....

the scotch tape should just fit the bottom of the gyro. do not leave some hanging over the edge where it could curl up and exhaust fumes could get under it....

I put the fun in dysFUNctional :)
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04-05-2009 05:04 AM  9 years agoPost 22
etraud

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WD-40 will clean it.
I second WD-40, it really removes anything!
Once my driver window support broke, so I used gray tape, with the sun's heat the gray tape left a serius adesive on the window and door, I tried WD-40 and presto! and leaves nothing!.

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04-05-2009 05:19 AM  9 years agoPost 23
what_the_helli

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WD-40, it really removes anything!
great I know some people I'm gonna spray it on.....

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04-05-2009 05:26 AM  9 years agoPost 24
ruddernate

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great I know some people I'm gonna spray it on.....
+1. i saw a pic the other day of a guy that had a little plastic box covering his gyro. can't find one that size but i'm gonna try it when i do. as far as removal, i use a razor blade, elbow grease and a side of patience, and it's a pita

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04-05-2009 05:41 AM  9 years agoPost 25
bclong211

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Another fan of WD-40 hear. Let it soak in for a few minutes and it removes everything that is left of any glue. I used it just the other day to release some plumbers goo that was put on a fuel tank when the grommets didn't keep it from moving. It was developed as a solvent and the lubricating aspect was discovered after the fact.

I meant to do that!!!

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04-05-2009 10:10 AM  9 years agoPost 26
mchammer

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greenboot,

LOL...thats funny stuff!

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04-05-2009 08:58 PM  9 years agoPost 27
RappyTappy

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I'm gonna say using a blow dryer works excellent, just like you can use it on shipping labels on a box, loosens up the glue and comes off like butta and in one piece.

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04-06-2009 06:35 AM  9 years agoPost 28
mchammer

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^^^^how hot can you get the gyro before she dies????

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04-06-2009 07:02 AM  9 years agoPost 29
what_the_helli

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you just have to warm the glue a little to soften it, not melt it off The glue will get soft long before you start to heat up the inside of the gyro case.

I put the fun in dysFUNctional :)
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04-06-2009 07:27 AM  9 years agoPost 30
legoman67

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how about a flat head screwdriver? just scrape it off..

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04-06-2009 07:37 AM  9 years agoPost 31
what_the_helli

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^^^functional but you might scratch the bottom of the gyro...

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04-06-2009 08:04 AM  9 years agoPost 32
artimus

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What kind of tape you guys using that you need all the chemical removers? I use the tape supplied with the the gyro and never had a problem rolling it off with just my fingers.

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04-06-2009 08:48 AM  9 years agoPost 33
mchammer

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^^^good point. I like the grey 3M outdoor foam mounting tape. It sticks very well but peals off with your fingers in one piece when you need it to.

It also doesnt split in half, like the stuff that comes with futaba gyros.

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04-06-2009 12:53 PM  9 years agoPost 34
ch-47c

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WD40

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04-06-2009 02:32 PM  9 years agoPost 35
gxc11

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certainly more reply's that I was expecting!

The tape had been on the bird/gyro for over three years, so while new tape does easily peel off...this old, crumbly tape didn't...and left the adhesive all over.

WD-40 was available without a trip to the store, it did the trick!

Next time...lighter fluid + hair dryer, guaranteed removal...and an excuse to finally get rid of the 401

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04-06-2009 04:23 PM  9 years agoPost 36
ch-47c

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I'm surprised some smart@ss didn't say sandpaper.

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04-06-2009 04:24 PM  9 years agoPost 37
ch-47c

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Sandpaper.

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04-06-2009 04:31 PM  9 years agoPost 38
bkervaski

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WD-40++

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04-06-2009 04:37 PM  9 years agoPost 39
artimus

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The tape had been on the bird/gyro for over three years, so while new tape does easily peel off...this old, crumbly tape didn't...and left the adhesive all over.
You havent changed you gyro tape in 3 years?
Hell ,you'll need a Dremel.....

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04-06-2009 05:57 PM  9 years agoPost 40
AirWolfRC

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It was developed as a solvent and the lubricating aspect was discovered after the fact.
Not quite . . . . it was developed as a preservative for the military in the 50's. It absorbs moisture and the oils in it protect the surface from additional moisture. The 40th try was the one that worked as desired.

Water Displacement 40

You can also use it as a spot pre-wash for those clothes that you got grease stains on before you toss them in the laundry.

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