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  • Remove Glue Residue – on Rollers and Cutting Mat

    Posted by Jack ODonoghue on July 11, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Help Required Please – remove Glue Residue from rollers and cutting mat – from self adhesive


    I have glue residue from a self adhesive film that is stuck on our flat bed roller laminator cutting table and also on the rollers

    Any suggestions for easily removing the glue residue from the rubber cutting mat base of the roller laminator and also residue on the rollers

    Thanks in advance for any help


    Jack ODonoghue replied 4 years ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • RobertLambie

    July 11, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    If it’s ground in adhesive, I would dab on plenty of Tar & Glue remover.

    let its sit 5 minutes, dab it again soaking it and then scrape off in a dragging motion using a bare Stanley blade or old squeegee. once the gunk has come away, wipe it down with a fresh rag and tar and glue. then complete wiping it down with isopropanol alcohol.
    You can buy tar and glue remover from most places, even Halfords.

  • Jack ODonoghue

    July 12, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Hi Robert

    Thanks for the reply, much appreciated

    It looks like adhesive from old self adhesive vinyl they were making some internal signs for the warehouse from

    Looks like one of the workers rolled the vinyl onto the cutting mat base, instead of onto a board

    Not that anyone will admit to it !

    It still feels tacky

    Would tat remover be best for that ?’

    With it still feeling tacky to touch

    Any other suggestions appreciated

    Thanks a lot


  • RobertLambie

    July 12, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Jack

    Yes, it will work for that and once cleaned properly, it will not be tacky.

    There is a process of cleaning glue, same with vans etc.
    You use the adhesive remover to break down the glue, remove it, repeat.
    once happy the majority has been removed, then clean with isopropanol which will clean any residue of the T&G cleaner away, till your left with a spotless surface.

    there is plenty of adhesive removers on the market. some better than others.
    some are weak and smell bad. others smell great but hopeless or diluted. I find the tar&glue one has great strength and low odour. just be sure to keep away from your eyes.

  • Jack ODonoghue

    July 12, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Hi Rob

    Thanks for your words of wisdom

    I’ll order some T&G tomorrow and give the job to the guy I suspect of making the mess !

    Thanks again

    Kind regards


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