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Removing mystery adhesives from pewter? 6 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
So I recently got my hands on some older pewter pieces. Some are dressed up to be unpainted display pieces, which doesn't really suit my purposes at all. They have had small plastic rhinestones glued to them as accents. I have no idea what the adhesive used is... I was hoping some of the more chemically inclined or those with pewter experience could recommend some things that I can try for dissolving said adhesive that will not damage pewter.

If push comes to shove I will try laboriously scraping the adhesive off with my sharpest exactos, but I don't really want to go that route. I would rather spend the time painting than that.
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#60700
Re:Removing mystery adhesives from pewter? 6 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Check in your medicine cabinet for Isopropyl or Rubbing Alcohol. That should do the trick with a bit of elbow grease.
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Re:Removing mystery adhesives from pewter? 6 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I'll be trying that out tonight after I get back in from work then. Thanks for the input!
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Re:Removing mystery adhesives from pewter? 6 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Pewter should be pretty durable. I doubt anything you try will damage the items. I'd prolly just Google "solvents" and try a few that sound good. If all else fails though I think I'd sand it off rather than scrape it off
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