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Old 11-03-2014, 07:33 AM   #1
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Best way to remove label goo from visor?

Our 2007 AI had the standard "don't put a rear-facing infant carrier in a seat with an airbag" label glued to the rear of the sun visors, rather than screen-printed directly on them as is done with many newer vehicles. One label has come off, the other is about to fall off, but both are leaving their adhesive behind.

Has anyone tried to remove this kind of mess, and if so, did you find a product that would dissolve the adhesive without further damaging the visor material? (the labels themselves have already caused differential stretching).


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Old 11-03-2014, 07:51 AM   #2
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I have always used, and continue to use liquid lighter fluid (naphtha) to dissolve glues and adhesive. It almost always does the trick without any damage to the surface.


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Old 11-03-2014, 08:10 AM   #3
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Best way to remove label goo from visor?

There are a number of products that will remove adhesive. Naphtha, as mentioned by moosetags, acetone, mineral sprits, denatured alcohol and Goo Gone ( ).

Just be sure to test whatever you use on a small area first as some of these will damage certain plastics. Don't ask how I know that. :-(

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Old 11-03-2014, 08:12 AM   #4
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I've found that WD40 will sometimes remove adhesive.
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:23 AM   #5
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Be very careful about the use of acetone. It adversely affects many plastics and is highly flammable. Naptha (lighter fluid) is a bit less agressive, but is still very flammable. Mineral spirits does not attack or dry very fast. If you sparingly wet a small piece of cloth with the solvent and then rub briskly, you can usually get the best results while controlling the solvent and less effects on the plastic you are cleaning.
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I'll second the recommendation for "Goo Gone". I've never had it harm any surface I've used it on, and it works pretty well especially if you let it remain on the "goo" for a bit. But out of an abundance of caution, test a small area first to be sure the surface is not affected.
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:43 PM   #7
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If none of the above work, try Goof Off.
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:25 PM   #9
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I agree with Protag - WD-40 works for me. Just get the area wet with WD-40 and let it soak a few minutes. Then it should wipe right off.
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Sometimes plain old vegetable oil works wonders.

It's especially good on anything metal that has a non-stick surface. (What the hell do they use that sticks to the non-stick stuff anyway?)

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Old 11-03-2014, 03:27 PM   #11
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nothing better than 3M adhesive remover available at auto supply stores or body shop suppliers, stuff is great for anything sticky!!!!!
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Goo-Gone should work and add a nice citrus fragrance.

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