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What would you use to get tape residue off of painted fiberglass?

May 16 2017 at 4:37 PM

Mike U.  (Login mtrain)
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When I was fitting the top on my Cobra I used paint masking tape so I wouldn't scratch the paint on the car's body.

I'm pretty much finished with fitting the top, and I've already painted it [I even got all of the LaMans strips to align].

So now I'm left with that dang residue from the tape, and I don't want to screw up the paint trying to get it off.

Any idea's, thanks.

Oh, and the paint is Dupont Chroma base urethane clear, if that makes any difference........

 
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Inthegarge
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Goof Off

May 16 2017, 5:04 PM 

n/m

 
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Dan
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Prepsolvent.

May 16 2017, 5:28 PM 

RM's 900 would be my choice as it removes the glue without turning it to jelly and making a bigger mess. Most brands are similar and even Summit's version works well.

 
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Gerry
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WD-40.

May 16 2017, 5:29 PM 

That sheet works good on just about everything.

 
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FERoadster
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Alot depends on how long the paint has "cured"

May 16 2017, 5:56 PM 

If it's past the total cure date then most of the above will work. If short of total cure I'd leave it sit but not in hot sun.
Not too sure about WD40.
After total cure I'd go with Prepsol.

Richard >>> FERoadster

 
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Robby
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wax and grease remover n/m

May 16 2017, 6:06 PM 


 
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John
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Tape Residue - Wax & grease remover/Mineral Spirits

May 17 2017, 7:55 AM 

Mike,
Wax and Grease remover or mineral spirits can be used with no issue. Home depot or hardware store usually has quarts and is cheaper.


    
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PetesPonies
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Absolutely is the choice . . .

May 17 2017, 8:31 AM 

if the paint was very old and fully cured, lacquer thinner will work as well.
Pete's Ponies
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eric
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ppg dx330 n/m

May 17 2017, 8:05 AM 


 
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howard
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body shop eraser wheel.

May 18 2017, 1:36 PM 

the thing they use to remove decals.

 
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