View Full Version : Advice - Preparing the rails for new rubber

06-27-2004, 07:56 PM
Good evening everyone. I am in the process of refelting my table and new rubber on the rails. My question has to do with the rails. After pulling off the rubbers I have always sanded off the old dried up glue before attaching the new ones. Is there anything I can use to desolve the glue without harming the wood. Things I thought of were the wood drying out or the glue not sticking next time. Thanks to all in advance.

06-27-2004, 08:24 PM
You'll have to take the rails apart but using a wire wheel mounted on a bench grinder works well. That's how my table mechanic took the glue off. Sanding is for the birds. You could use a hand held but I'd think it would be more difficult. I know he used at least a 6" wire wheel, but not coarse. To coarse could eat into the wood and I imagine even a finer wheel might if your not careful. I've seen the wood before gluing and it looked fine.