OK, how do you remove plywood from the aluminum skin?

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  1. jessMN

    jessMN Member

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    my NTU camper had a corner seam open when we bought it and of course there was some water damage. Where the plywood got wet, it basically flaked off the aluminum, easy peasy - but the rest of it is on tight and I'm killing myself in 60% humidity attempting to scrape, pull and pry it off. Please tell me there is some secret to getting this off more easily?
     
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    Harbor Freight Heat gun to soften the glue? (just guessing)
     
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    Maybe a handheld power planer. You can take off 1/8" or more in a pass. Once you get close, dial it back to 1/64" or less. Finish with a palm sander.
     
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    I actually have a heat gun and thought about that but didn't try it (honestly not sure why...)

    The plywood is only 1/8'....but a sander is a good idea if the heat gun doesnt work.

    Thanks!
     
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    Steam or soaking the wood with water if you can isolate the piece.
     
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