Releasing Double-Faced Tape

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This article is from Issue 48 of Woodcraft Magazine.

I’ve read how woodworkers sometimes struggle with the removal of parts adhered together with double-faced tape. I learned at our local furniture school to just put some acetone in a liquid storage bottle and add a couple of drops to each point of attachment. Wait a few seconds and a small child could pull the pieces apart.

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  • CD from Raymore
    Suggestions: 1 - Stick and remove the tape on your shirt or pants several times, then apply it to the first work piece. Pull the backer off, and do the same thing to the second side. Separation will be much easier. 2 - I use naphtha (lighter fluid) to remove adhesive residues left by all kinds of tapes. Acetone can damage or melt plastics and finishes.

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