removing tape residue..

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Bad Mojo, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. Bad Mojo

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    removing tape residue.. help! Scottwax? any tips?

    A buddy of mine had his car broken into, via a smashed window. He used tape to keep plastic over the window until he could get it fixed. It stayed that way for months. The window is fixed, and I've tried claybar with some success, but I'm having a bitch of a time getting all the tape residue off. Any suggestions?
    They tried bug&tar remover before asking me to help, and said it did nothing.
    FYI, it wasn't duct tape, they said it was clear packing tape... Either way, it's a pain in the ass and any help would be appreciated!

    It's a mid 90's Mustang, and it was the little window behind the door, so it's not a lot of area...

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. MerkurMan

    MerkurMan Gimme Nuts, Bolts and 12 Volts

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    This is trippy.. a while back, someone broke my rear quarter window (behind the door) and I used clear packing tape to tape it up too.

    ...And it left shitty residue.

    I used brake clean and a rag to get it off... I know, it's probably not good on paint, but my paint is so shitty that I didn't care. I use brake clean to get pretty much anything off of everything. :o

    Worked like a charm.
     
  3. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    goo gone maybe?

    id wax immediately after
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Goo Gone should work and like NoXeN said, rewax too.
     
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    We_Todd I'm a naughty squirrel.

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    de-solve-it buy at your local wally world.
     
  7. Bad Mojo

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    Sweet, thanks for the tips guy's, I knew I'd get some good advice here :)

    Goo gone it is then!
     
  8. Bad Mojo

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    Goo Gone worked like a champ. Becuase the surface was vertical though, I had to keep squirting it to let it soak... but after that it came off relatively easy, with a bit of elbow grease. Washed and Zaino'd the car right after, and looks much better.

    Thanks again guys!
     
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    Zaino :ugh2: Probably took you longer to put eleventybillion layers of that on than it did to take off the residue.
     
  10. Bad Mojo

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    lol, nah. Took longer to get the residue off, next most time consuming project was cleaning the wheels... Zaino is pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
    Since she doesn't wash/wax her car often, the protection and durability offered by Zaino was a must.
     
  11. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Have you considered Poorboy's EX? It is a synthetic/carnauba blend that is not picky at all what you put it over. Nice wet shine too. I'll be posting a review and pics sometime next week.
     
  12. Bad Mojo

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    Never heard of it... Good longetivity/durability? Looking forward to the review!
     
  13. Jackhole

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    Better shine than Carnuba Moose or the new "Lab Sample D?"
     
  14. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I think Carnauba Moose is a bit wetter looking and I havent seen Lab Sample D (or E) in person, so I can't really comment on that. Still, for a synthetic, Poorboy's EX has a pretty deep and wet shine and claims durability of 6-9 months. Some people on Autopia have had real good luck with it, others say the durability isn't that great. Further testing will tell....
     
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    Well, I'll be looking forward to the reviews! :bigthumb:
     

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