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Old 04-12-2014, 05:29 PM   #1
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removing glue left from red numbers

I am changing our WBCCI numbers. A heat gun allowed me to peel off the numbers but left the glue. What can I use to dissolve and remove the residual glue?
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:47 PM   #2
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Try Acetone in a small area. Preferably and area that will be covered with the new number.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:31 PM   #3
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I think it would be safer to use mineral sprints or another product called Varsol ready available at any hardware store.
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Wouldn't acetone be a little aggressive on the clearcoat?
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:24 PM   #5
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Use Goo Gone, but a soft rag.
I messed up my trailer removing the "green" sticker with a pot scrubber sponge. The "Thor" sticker came off easily with no damage or residue. Click image for larger version

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Use Nu-Finish. It is a GREAT polish, but it also has an amazing ability to remove adhesive residue; not many polishes do this. It will remove sap, bugs, black streaks, gum, and old sticker residue relatively easily. It also removes light scratches and haze, and makes the surface afterward completely slippery with no swirl marks whatsoever...and no residue left behind. it contains no silicone nor any wax. It is frequently used as the last polish on new finishes to remove the lightest scratches and haze. It is AMAZING stuff.

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Old 04-13-2014, 10:35 AM   #8
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What can I use to dissolve and remove the residual glue?
Bestine.

The only thing we ever use on glue residue - works when nothing else will.



As a matter of fact, I used it yesterday to remove baked on duct tape "goo", leftover from having our broken window covered up all winter. Fixed the window - ready for spring!

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Old 04-13-2014, 12:22 PM   #9
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Sticker B-Gone

I'm a person that really dislikes advertising on my new truck, airstream....etc.
So I read all the great advice for removing my new (month old) Airstream FC stickers and opted for the blow dryer, goo gone technique for removing the "Thor" sticker.

This sticker looked like a challenge, really well glued in place.
I applied medium heat with a blow dryer for about 60 seconds and it peeled right off with no residue left behind, didn't even need to use the goo gone.
I did "clean" wipe the spot with T-9 just for sport and it looks like nothing was ever there.
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The Thor sticker did leave without a trace. That "green" sticker, on the other hand...
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:22 PM   #11
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Never Acetone! Acetone will dissolve the clear coat on the trailer. I just removed my numbers to sell the trailer. Goo Gone and Meguires Cleaner Wax did the trick. No residue, no ghosting.

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Old 04-15-2014, 08:48 AM   #12
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Thanks for the tips. I have tried Nu-Finish, Goo Gone, and 30 year old mineral spirts. All of them softened it to some extent. I just called headquarters in Jackson Center, They said to use WD40 then wash with soap and water then dry. I will try that next when the snow melts tomorrow and if that does not work it's back to the drawing board.
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I tried WD-40 first. It didn't work.
Ronsonol lighter fluid has worked for me.
Goo gone is what I have successfully used lately- Saturday-
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