Banana plant sap on alloy tray - what'll remove it?!

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redeye
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Banana plant sap on alloy tray - what'll remove it?!

Unread post by redeye » December 4th, 2017, 10:22 am

From a job the other day, my previously spotless tray is now covered in this gunk. My 4000psi blaster had no effect, nor did a petrol soaked rag.....any suggestions? (this stuff would make brilliant glue)

Flash6
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Re: Banana plant sap on alloy tray - what'll remove it?!

Unread post by Flash6 » December 4th, 2017, 6:53 pm

Eucalyptus oil is what I'd try. It's worked on all other stubborn glue like substances I've had in the past

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Re: Banana plant sap on alloy tray - what'll remove it?!

Unread post by NZ LUX » December 5th, 2017, 8:06 am

As what Flash said, try scrubbing it with an oil based substance and some Scotchbrite or similar plastic scouring pad. Plastic being softer than Ally won't damage it.

Believe it or not, but WD40 also works wonders for removing sticky residues, as it doesn't dry off so quickly as solvent based ones, and breaks down the sticky stuff, eucalyptus oil will work in the same manner.

Use a solvent to wipe up the sticky/oily mess that you've created once it's free of the surface it's stuck on.

Works perfectly when trying to remove stickers on things that just leave behind a layer of adhesive.

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