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Seat stain removal - araldite resin

AdventureWagon

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On my last camping trip my toolbox leaked a little Araldite Resin (just the resin component, not the hardener) onto the bottom rear seat bolster leaving a horrible sticky patch about 2" x 1". I've tried cleaning it with soap and water, but of course no go. I just wondered if anyone knows something that will help remove this stuff - I'm thinking IPA or metho, but I don't want to damage the seat. Unfortunately these seats are a light grey fabric so it really shows.

If I can't get it off I'll see if I can get another bottom seat bolster from a scrapyard. Such a shame as despite being 21 years old the seats are otherwise spotless :(
 

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I know it's not what you want to use on seat fabric, but I have found that diesel will dissolve a lot of high viscosity adhesives, but if it has gone off, then it might not be able to penetrate the resin.
 

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Thanks mate I will bear that in mind as highly volitile solvents like acetone or petrol are likely to dissolve the seat foam or melt the other plastics.
 

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I've used acetone to remove uncured epoxy from a shirt sleeve. It was a cotton shirt but acetone will attack some man made fibres. Maybe you could try some on a hidden part of the seat cloth underneath the seat to see if it reacts?
 

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Yeah that's a good idea I'm sure there's some under trim etc that I could test that on, if not on the back seats on the front, which have the same cloth.
 
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