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Tape residue
#1325059 Fri Sep 06 2019 04:07 AM
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Today I finally got the corner windows installed, but now I have a minor problem. Because I had plastic taped over the opening for so long I have some serious residue from the masking tape. I tried taking it off with some soap and water, which didn't do anything. Then I tried mineral spirits, but again no luck. I really need to get rid of this stuff, but I'm afraid of damaging the paint.

Does anyone have a good suggestion?

Tim


I am currently digging back in to a 1953 3800 (one ton) with a nine foot bed. I've owned it since 1979, and drove it until 1982 (or so). My wife got me involved in restoring it back in 2002, got the body removed and the frame redone, then things came up. Now I am retired and starting again. If anyone is interested I have photos on Imagur ( https://timwhiteblues.imgur.com/ ). I live way back in the woods in the Ozarks on 40 acres at the end of a 2 1/2 mile private road.

Tim
Re: Tape residue
bluesman #1325073 Fri Sep 06 2019 07:27 AM
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WD-40. Spray it on generously, let it soak, tape residue will come right off. Doesn't hurt paint.







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Re: Tape residue
bluesman #1325106 Fri Sep 06 2019 01:36 PM
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Miraclepieco has the answer, has worked for me many times.


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Re: Tape residue
bluesman #1325119 Fri Sep 06 2019 03:46 PM
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lighter fluid (naphtha) works.

Re: Tape residue
bluesman #1326000 Fri Sep 13 2019 09:01 AM
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You can get real aggressive with stuff like lacquer thinner, acetone or starting fluid but you'd be risking paint damage. The WD is slower but doesn't hurt anything.


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Re: Tape residue
bluesman #1326015 Fri Sep 13 2019 12:44 PM
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Maybe using some Goo Gone will work quicker?

Re: Tape residue
bluesman #1326040 Fri Sep 13 2019 04:14 PM
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WD40 is what I always use on all surfaces. Works great and like previously said wont hurt the paint. Not to mention its cheap..

Re: Tape residue
bluesman #1326049 Fri Sep 13 2019 05:05 PM
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Warm soapy water , rubbing alcohol, WD40 , wax and grease remover , heat from a hair dryer.


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Re: Tape residue
bluesman #1326085 Fri Sep 13 2019 11:58 PM
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If an employee in my shop is caught with WD40 I'd fire him and if a non-employee is caught I'd have to kill him. With high dollar paint jobs on the line one just can't have WD40, Armorall, or anything with silicone. One second of spray will cause one year of fish eyes. We use 3M adhesive remover.


Evan
Re: Tape residue
bluesman #1326089 Sat Sep 14 2019 12:20 AM
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Standard/original formula WD-40 contains no silicone.

WD-40 does sell a silicone lubricant.


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