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Old 02-24-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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tape issue

I cant find the post on how to remove duct tape residue from exter skin of an AS.
Could any one help answer How I get this off, I would greatly appreciate it. I am not sure what chemical solvant to use
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:11 AM   #2
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Try WD40. Sal.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:13 AM   #3
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I've used the citurs cleaners with good results, and done no harm. Goof-Off or Goo Gone. Just use a towel and elbow grease, most of all do not use those scratch pads.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:14 AM   #4
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Sorry Citrus based cleaners
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Thanks for the quick responce I will try these suggestions
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
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Wd40

Ran into a contra from andy on wd40 and lubing the j-hinge and several said to not use wd40 at all. One post was on the hinge and another post said yes dont get it on the skin. now im confused. Guess I will try the other suggestion first
Still I appreciate the info from all, thank you
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:16 PM   #7
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Try Bestine...it's an adhesive remover. Works great on tape residue ~

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Sometimes oil - plain old cooking oil works. Put it on a paper towel and slap it over the adhesive. Ignore for 10-20 minutes. Gently push off with (A) the edge of a credit card, (B) fingernail - artificial works best, wears less (D) an orange stick - you wife will know, it's used for manicure or (D) a non-metallic razor blade - this is the real tool Scraperite Plastic Razor Blades

How I lived without them for so long I'll never know.

Also Mineral Oil works - same application & wait time. And if you don't have any handy, you can find it in any number of common products: Avon Skin So Soft and mascara remover to name a few. Try it. it's cheap.

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Soak a rag with gasoline or lighter fluid, but only outside in a well ventilated area. WD40 on a rag should work too, if you are worried about finish, try on a small area out of sight.
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I use cosmoline remover, which seems to be a cross between lighter fluid and mineral spirits.
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Ran into a contra from andy on wd40 ...
Which andy? Controlling andy vs retentive andy vs whodunit andy. Dunno what any of those mean.

Personally, I find wd40 to be oversold on marvelous traits (apologies to my favorite, very influential grandma from Bexar County....)

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I use cosmoline remover, which seems to be a cross between lighter fluid and mineral spirits.
Really, really, really? Totally glad to have my eyes opened to any product preserved in cosmoline. Wanna buy a 1940s-era Jeep? Ter, you have provide a reference I'd be willing to follow up!

My experience has been that mineral spirits are a good place to start. It won't eat into any plastic film coating (clearcoat, plasticoat; refer to references on these from 2air). Mineral spirits are a mild, general solvent. I found that it took a lot of rubbing but eventually took off all the gawdawful, hateful, terr'ble ductape residues. Mild + elbowgrease beats dissolve-everything-in-sight IMO.
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I've used WD40 to start my diesel tractor when I run it out of fuel, instead of bleeding the injectors. I also use it as starter fluid to start the fire in my shop wood burner. I haven't used any to remove tape residue . . . I wouldn't want to waste any.
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Please expand on the WD40 start use. Do you use it in the air intake as you would either?????? before or after the filter. I would think it would destroy the filter???
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I've used WD40 to start my diesel tractor when I run it out of fuel, instead of bleeding the injectors. I also use it as starter fluid to start the fire in my shop wood burner. I haven't used any to remove tape residue . . . I wouldn't want to waste any.

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