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Post by Libraryman2 Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:39 am

Foolishly I stuck some padding onto the rear of the van with gaffer tape, after peeling of the tape it’s left glue remains on the surface!!
Any ideas how to remove itsafly without damaging the paint surface?

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Post by TeamRienza Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:51 am

My first port of call is always WD 40 when removing labels from jam jars and also the residue left after removing beam benders.

People also swear by petrol, although I have not found need for that.

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Post by Peter Brown Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:25 am

Rub Johnsons baby oil onto it and leave for 30mins and it will start to come off, you may have to repeat. WD40 will soften it but not as quick. If you can warm it with a hair dryer, that will also help.
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Post by rogerblack Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:05 am

I often use this stuff and have found it to work really well, it's not too runny so OK for vertical surfaces. Best if left to soak in for a wee while before rubbing off:

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Post by Libraryman2 Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:33 am

Thanks guys, I’ll try one or the other...
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Post by Tigerbadge Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:07 am

White spirit is good, I’ve used it for gaffa glue.
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Post by Libraryman2 Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:00 am

Tried wd40...worked a treat..

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Post by Peter Brown Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:09 am

Good news - WD40 is also the best tar remover I've found.
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Post by Eltel Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:51 pm

Another one to try is lighter fuel if all else fails 

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Post by inspiredron Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:52 pm

I have always found that WD40 is a brilliant and non damaging solvent. Particularly good for removing sticky label residue.

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Post by Frederick Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:22 am

My sister advised me to use a mixture of olive oil and bicarbonate of soda, it works a treat up!
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Post by Windychippy Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:26 am

Tigerbadge wrote:White spirit is good, I’ve used it for gaffa glue.
White spirit is deafo the way to go. Have used tapes of all kinds at work and the first port of call is always the White spirit. It will not harm your paintwork. allthumbz
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Post by Suppersready Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:02 am

I have found Methylated spirits to be better than white ... certainly smells nicer !

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