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Old 03-02-2013, 11:29 PM
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Default Will New Clear Splinter Guard Stick?

I've been doing some reading up on some new splinter guards, before I purchase. I'm reading that folks have had problems with the new, clear splinter guard not sticking to the rail. Is this still a problem? My rails all have the old, black flexible splinter guard.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:13 AM
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I can't even get the old black splinter guard to stick to the rail. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:16 AM
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Default Re: Will New Clear Splinter Guard Stick?

I also read that the new guard is harder than the old, so it tends to slide easier over wood...not good when you want the rail to stay in place.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:30 AM
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I haven't used the festool replacements (I just buy a strip of rubber for peanuts at the home centre ). You have to be carful what you use to get the old gum off the rail. If you use a solvent, make sure it's been fully removed before putting the new strip on. I've just used a scraper or razor blade to remove the old gum, and it's been fine
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I can't even get the old black splinter guard to stick to the rail. Any suggestions?
Peter, have you tried various solvents?
I can ask Dan Hale or Brian S. from Festool about it
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:39 PM
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I believe I tried mineral spirits (it's documented somewhere here on talkFestool). I think that Michael pointed out that mineral spirits has other potentially oily byproducts in it. So that might have been my problem.

I'd appreciate any other suggestions.
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[QUOTE=Poto;84081]I believe I tried mineral spirits (it's documented somewhere here on talkFestool). I think that Michael pointed out that mineral spirits has other potentially oily byproducts in it. So that might have been my problem.

I'd appreciate any other suggestions.[/QUOTE
Follow the mineral spirits with something that will clean it up and leave no oily residue . I'd use denatured alcohol first
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How about a product like "Goof Off?" It is made for the purpose of removing adhesive.
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Follow the mineral spirits with something that will clean it up and leave no oily residue . I'd use denatured alcohol first.
That's exactly how I've been doing it for years. Mineral spirits (aka paint thinner) is the best product for removing adhesive residue (also the cheapest) that I know of.

Being a petroleum distillate, mineral spirits does leave an oily residue of its own. A quick wipe with denatured alcohol easily takes care of that.

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That's exactly how I've been doing it for years. Mineral spirits (aka paint thinner) is the best product for removing adhesive residue (also the cheapest) that I know of.

Being a petroleum distillate, mineral spirits does leave an oily residue of its own. A quick wipe with denatured alcohol easily takes care of that.

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