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How to Remove Flex Seal from a Car and other surfaces
Flex seal is an amazing product that is used to repair/seal various areas in of your car. However, whenever a spill occurs or the flex seal is sprayed on the wrong surfaces, things can get really messy. It is always advisable to cover the areas around the part you are repairing to avoid spillage, but in case you are already dealing with a messy surface, below are some tips that will help remove the flex seal with little hustle;
How to remove flex seal from different materials (surfaces)
Removing flex seal from metallic surfaces
Removing flex seal from metallic surfaces may call for heavy scrubbing. Wet a rag with acetone and the rub the surface until the surface is clean as before. It is always advisable to clean the surface as soon as possible.
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Unlike metallic surfaces, you should be a little gentle with wooden surfaces. Instead of using acetone, using mineral spirits and rub with a rag until the surface is clean.
Concrete walls and tiles surfaces
Just like the wooden surfaces, acetone may not be the solution when you have a flex seal stain on one of your walls. Try using mineral spirits and rub it away with a rag. That should work for you
Car body and interior
Using paint thinner, such as toluene, should get the work done for you. Acetone again is not an option with you have a flex seal mess on the exterior surfaces of your car because it can remove paint from the surfaces. However, if you have flex seal spill on the interior surfaces of your car, try using mineral spirits and rub the surfaces thoroughly using a rag until the surface is clean.
Removing flex seal from carpets can be done using mineral spirits or if it’s a little tough try using paint thinners. Don’t try acetone as it will damage the carpet. Applying mineral spirit or toluene and rubbing with a rag should get the work done.
Cloth and fabric surfaces
Fabric materials are more delicate and removing flex seal stains from them should be done gently. However, blotting the material with mineral spirit should remove the stains. It may not be easy or fast but it will eventually clear.