Removing old crash tape resedue

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:42 pm
All, I bought a car that was sitting for some time with some crash tape covering the front and rear glass to prevent water from getting in. The crash tape sat too long and the residue is now covering much of the paint on the roof. Any idea on how to get this stuff off? I tried rubbing alcohol but it looks like it will take a very long time to remove it this way.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:27 am
3M makes an adhesive Remover
Goo-Gone is another.
There is a citrus product that gets good reviews but I do not remember the name.
I have used WD-40 on adhesive before.

Whatever you try, test in a small area first. You do NOT want to try and scrape it off with a razor blade or anything metal that will scratch the paint.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:50 am
Thanks, I tried bug and tar remover which I assume is like goo-gone and it did not make an impact. I'll swing by my paint jobber and see if he has anything.
WD-40 would be nice if it worked

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:52 am
If nothing else works try a stripe remover eraser.
They make bigger ones for decals like this.
It'll be slow but should work without marring the paint.
I find a cordless drill is just the right speed ... 2692&psc=1

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