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Old 06-04-2006, 04:49 PM
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Removing Duct Tape Residue

The p/o of my W116 stuck duct tape over the sunroof as it was leaking and now I'm trying to fix it... not having much luck getting the duct tape glue off the paintwork- any ideas what might remove it short of sanding?
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Old 06-04-2006, 06:48 PM
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Dont sand, and dont use goof off. Use a product called googone. I used it to remove tape from the wagon paint, and it didnt harm the finish.
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:27 PM
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Dont sand, and dont use goof off. Use a product called googone. I used it to remove tape from the wagon paint, and it didnt harm the finish.
yep goo gone works best.. i used a whole bottle removing window tint when the plastic seperated from the glue (apparently then you should seek a professional or have found out about the amonia procedure before going at it.. this was in a sub compact lift back )
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3M adhesive remover
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When I was about 16 I worked at a grocery store. My boss wanted to clean up the duck tape goo on the Armstrong tile floor where a mat had been taped down. He told me to go back to the bottle return and get an empty 40oz beer bottle. Then he told me to walk to the gas station down the street that he owned and get some gas to use to clean the floor. I got some looks walking back from the gas station with a 40 half full of gas. IIRC, it worked quite well to remove the goo.
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You've got to be kidding me will... this is on a car finish, not some tile floor.

Have you seen what gas does to a cars paint? Its less then pretty.


I dont do alot of adhesive removal, and goof off's too harsh... Goo gone seems like a winner


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Old 06-05-2006, 11:39 AM
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GooGone

I've used GooGone for a lot of things, chewing gum, pine sap, etc. It has worked for me better than anything else and I've never noticed that it hurt the paint.
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Old 06-05-2006, 11:44 AM
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googone is great but....

if you have problems finding it two more commonly available products work well: bug and tar remover available at your local parts house will work fine and even WD40 or CRC penetrating oil will also work and not damage your paint
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:36 PM
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Goo-Gone is great and just about any hardware store should have it. I have also seen it in Target (in the cleaning supplies section) and at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
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always see it in home depot in the painting sections
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You've got to be kidding me will... this is on a car finish, not some tile floor.
Have you seen what gas does to a cars paint? Its less then pretty.
Will, please dont open a detailing shop
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Nate, I guess I shouldn't tell you about using brake fluid to remove oxidization on paint then.
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:23 PM
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Any citrus based cleaner should be gentle enough.
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