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Old 09-09-2003, 02:50 AM
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Duct tape residue stuck to paint!

After I was rear ended I decided put red plastic over the taillight hole so something red was there. I used duct tape to hold the plastic to the car and after taking it off it left a rim of residue around the taillight area. Because of this LA weather the gunk from the tape is baked on. In order to remove it I was thinking of paint thinner but that might ruin the paint. Anyone know of any remover that would work and not ruin the paint?
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:25 AM
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You can try WD-40. It may not work all that well, but it will not hurt the paint. Just try soaking the residue, let it dwell for a few minutes, and then rub off.
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Old 09-10-2003, 01:07 AM
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I use a product called Goo-Gone. It should be at your local home center - works like a charm.
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Old 09-10-2003, 05:53 AM
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zippo lighter fluid.
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Old 09-10-2003, 11:11 AM
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I've removed adhesive using a Clay Bar. It was actually the adhesive left behind when I replaced my rear badging. Good luck.

If all else fails you can always ask Mike at the Meguiars GTG, I'm sure he'd have something up his sleeve.
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Old 09-10-2003, 10:58 PM
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Nail polish remover.
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Old 09-14-2003, 04:44 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I guess that several things will work, but since I have Goo Gone I will use that.
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Old 09-14-2003, 09:44 PM
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I would recommend a rotary tool with a pin stripe removing attachment. This tool is a disc of rubber similiar to a pencil eraser. Spin it up to 3000Rpm and gently run it over the adhesive. It scrapes it right off without scratching the paint. It is truly amazing.

I took 10yr old pin stripes of an expensive Jaguar with this tool in 20 minutes. Goo gone was taking me about an hour per foot of stripe.

Get it at an automotive paint supply store.
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Old 09-14-2003, 11:40 PM
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When I go to the Meguiar's GTG I will get all the car care shiet.
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Old 09-20-2003, 01:20 AM
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I used Goo Gone and it worked fine, just that it left some smearing that hopefully a car wash will get off.
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Old 09-20-2003, 10:10 PM
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

NO NAIL POLISH REMOVERS, PLEASE!!


I did that on my Sentra and I took off the clear coat, paint, and primer down to the bare metal. The nail polish bottle even says "contains no ascetone." I guess that doesn't mean it's not harsh. Consider yourself warned....
I have used nail polish remover to remove glue on my car in different spots a couple of times and it never hurt the paint.
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