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3M 389 Specialty Adhesive Remover
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3M Specialty Adhesive Remover is a solvent-based specialty adhesive remover is designed to remove reactive adhesives from a variety of substrates. Reactive adhesives include adhesives that require a hardener or catalyst in order for the bond to occur. Examples of reactive adhesives include, but are not limited to, epoxies, urethanes, and silicones. Product number 38987 is an aerosol spray while product number 38984 is a liquid. Made in the U.S.
Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including , which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.
* Multiple cases may be shipped per package in order to minimize the charge for shipping.
3M 389 Specialty Adhesive Remover
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.
389 Standard sizes
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1 quart canister liquid
UPC = 051131389847
Single Can (1-5 Cans)
1 - 4 Cases (6-29 Cans)
5 - 9 Cases (30-59 Cans)
10+ Cases (>= 60 Cans)
a 4% discount
a 5% discount
a 6% discount
Question & Answers
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Customer Feb 18, 2018
QUESTION: My vehicle has tape that has been on it so long it has cracked and no longer able to remove in one piece. Will these break down the tape?
ANSWER: Yes. I had a similar issue and it did a good job of removing them.
Customer Jan 23, 2018
QUESTION: Can I use this to remove adhesive from rubber?
ANSWER: Yes it will work for that.
Customer Sep 05, 2017
QUESTION: Is this safe to use on aluminum?
ANSWER: Yes. I used it to remove registration number adhesive residue from an aluminum boat and it worked great. Nothing seems to be affected by this product, i.e. upholstery to glass to metal. It removes just the adhesive and nothing else so I keep it in stock.
Customer Aug 02, 2017
QUESTION: Can I use this on wood water based white paint spots?
ANSWER: Yes. This product can be used to remove paint spots and overspray.
Customer Jul 16, 2017
QUESTION: Does this remove uncoated touch up paint from surfaces?
ANSWER: It will remove light paint overspray but not heavy paint overspray.
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils