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Old 06-04-2005, 08:40 PM   #15
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I did forget to mention that I was talking about Goof Off 2. I have used the original formula on a lot of things - mostly for its intended purpose of taking off latex paint - and it is pretty strong smelling stuff. I went to Home Depot the other day to get some more and found they have a new version that is definitely not nearly as smelly. Its almost pleasent smelling actually. So far it seems to work just as well as the old stuff too.

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Old 04-09-2007, 04:12 PM   #16
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Cracker; I was just reading your June '05 post regarding removing glue from the stickers on your AS. Did you find a way to remove the glue?
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:47 PM   #17
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Anything oily....

will cut about any glue given enough time. Put some bubble gum in your mouth and chew it thoroughly. Now add 1/4 tsp of salad oil and chew a couple more times. The whole wad disintegrates.

Orange oil based cleaners will work, WD-40 definitely works and Wesson or any other cooking oil will work too. Just leave it ON for about 5 minutes. When wiping off the adhesive, wipe toward the center of the old decal. Use paper towels and change frequently so you don't smear the ick around.

After you think it's all off, make one more pass with a clean towel and more of the oil of your choice. Then wash with standard soap and water.

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Old 04-09-2007, 06:03 PM   #18
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Cracker; I was just reading your June '05 post regarding removing glue from the stickers on your AS. Did you find a way to remove the glue?
You caught me by surprise Charlie! Actually I was about to reply to this thread. As I remember, I wound up using WD40 and I rinsed it off fairly quickly with soap and water to avoid possible damage to the plastic coating.
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:05 PM   #19
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Mineral spirit is really good.W-D40 is good also.I use mostly mineral spirits to take residue off though.works very well and has never failed yet.It just takes a bit of patience and elbow grease to get it off.
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I used de-natured alcohol to removed the glue left behind by my red numbers. I have heard others use WD-40.
Under no circumstances should you use Accetone or MEK. They will take the coating off.
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:51 PM   #21
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Mineral spirit is really good...It just takes a bit of patience and elbow grease to get it off.
With stubborn spots, I tape a paper towel to the area with Kapton tape and soak it with mineral spirits. After a while (half-hour or so), most of the glue dissolves off into the paper towel. Repeat as necessary.

I leaned this trick while removing bugs from my motorcycle helmet's face shield. There I used water instead of mineral spirits.

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Wd40?

I have had dried on duck tape that had to be removed and found that WD40 was the only trick that worked for me. I tried others and they just wouldn't cut the glue. Rick
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I used de-natured alcohol to removed the glue left behind by my red numbers. I have heard others use WD-40.
Under no circumstances should you use Accetone or MEK. They will take the coating off.
I'm not sure I'd even use WD-40. Search the forums and you will find that this is nothing other than a light oil product -- doesn't compare to the water-free LPS-1.
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I have had dried on duck tape that had to be removed and found that WD40 was the only trick that worked for me. I tried others and they just wouldn't cut the glue. Rick
Duct tape has been my hardest challenge. It leaves behind the most stubborn residue. I believe mineral spirits are fairly bland but I'd use nothing other than my fingertip, a cotton underwear or a terry scrap for rubbing.

For both exterior and interior clearcoat (owning a Special Edition as I do), my impression is that the kindest solvent is a simple vegetable oil and fingertip (not finger nail). It takes a fair amount of rubbing to remove all traces of label or sticker adhesive. Duct tape is a product of the devil IMO... It doesn't stick to ducts long-term and is stupidly stubborn about removal.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:41 PM   #24
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Thanks to all! I'll give it a go and see what happens.
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:38 PM   #25
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Well, I finally got it off. I tried all of your suggestions and I just finished about and hour ago. The winner, denatured alcohol. I found a can of it up on a shelf in the garage and gave it a try. The trick was to rub with the grain of the aluminum.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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I didn't look at this post before put I remember I found on the forum that you could use baby oil and when it was time for me to remove my numbers I tried it. It worked fine.
that may help other members.
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