21 yr old adhesive...

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by im4u2nv81, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. im4u2nv81

    im4u2nv81 New Member

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    I drive a 1987 mazda rx7. Great car, love it!

    Problem is, I started to take off the pinstripe on the pass side of the car (oddly enough, there isnt one on the drivers side, lol) and it leaves behind a residue. I have tried everything from WD40 (works to take off scuffs from cones at autoX), simple green, even...and I hate to admit it...gasoline. Nothing that I can think of will get rid of this old old adhesive.

    Is there a product, readily available (Autozone, O'Reilys, CarQuest, NAPA, etc) that I can use to remove this old adhesive? Is there some kind of compound?

    I used a hair dryer to heat the old vinyl while removing the small section I did and that worked well, but the adhesive was left behind.
     
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    when i took off the door ding guards on my car i had to use a hair dryer, gloves, and goo gone.. worked quite well but took forever. then i had to wheel rubbing compound over it afterward and it was smooth as glass :dunno:
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I've used Goo-gone too, works well. Polish or compound would be the next step.
     

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