Safe solvent for vinyl

Mar 12, 2008
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Putnam Co., NY
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Hi, I'm new to this forum. We just had paver decking installed around our vinyl sided inground pool. The contractor didn't clean up the conststruction adhesive used on the coping blocks so I have cured adhesive on the liner. Does anyone have a recommendation for removing? Solvents that I've found say "not for vinyl" and scraping will just make holes/cuts. Thanks very much in advance.
 

JohnT

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Apr 4, 2007
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Do you have a container or know the exact adhesive used? I would contact the manufacturer before trying anything. Some adhesives become easier to deal with after some UV exposure by the sun.
 
Mar 12, 2008
15
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Putnam Co., NY
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Just a happy update. I posted this concern about adhesive on the liner way before opening the pool. I was needlessly worried. The construction adhesive that fell in the water probably cured half-way on its way to the bottom of the pool so I just picked up the blobs with my hands once the pool topped 70 degrees. The adhesive around the coping also came off pretty easy without solvents (used a credit card). I called the manufacturer of the adhesive and they recommended using acetone. I thought it couldn't be good for vinyl, but didn't need it after all. The moral of the story - glue on vinyl is no big deal. Either it wasn't a good hold to begin with or like you said, UV broke it down.

Thanks again.