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got masking tape on my taillights, wont come off... by hookdonspeed
Started on: 10-24-2014 11:47 AM
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i had put masking tape on my taillights for a few days when the one felt loose so the lens wouldn't come off (fixed now) but when i pulled the tape off... it left behind some of the tape / glue, i used several things i knew to be safe to try and remove the remaining, but the crap wont come off! any suggestions? i was thinking about getting one of those rubber eraser wheels and trying it, but worried about damaging the lenses.


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Use this:


It has the consistancy of toothpaste and is safe for the plastic. I use this to buff out lenses when they become hazy. Make sure to shake the bottle first, apply some to the leftover glue, rub it in and buff it out. You may need several applications and you may have to buff out the rest of your taillights because that one spot will be glossy as hell

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not sure how that little X will help me


lol, your pic didn't show.
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goo gone?
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goo gone?


tried it and bug and tar remover.


thanks imsa, ill give it a shot, we sell it here at work.
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Originally posted by hookdonspeed:

not sure how that little X will help me


lol, your pic didn't show.


I see it fine. Thats strange.

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Spray with WD40 and a little elbow grease. If it was an acrylic based adhesive, like that used to apply nameplates and badging, it should come right off. It may take a couple of times.

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Cut a piece of paper towel maybe even a few layers thick. Spray with WD40 and put it over the glue. It generally stays in place. Freshen it up every so many minutes and eventually the glue will soften and come right off.

Same with bug splatter. Wet a towel and put in over the bug splatter. Keep it wet for a few hours and the bug splatter generally come off easily. This is how we do it on a plastic windshield of a motorcycle.

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Cut a piece of paper towel maybe even a few layers thick. Spray with WD40 and put it over the glue. It generally stays in place. Freshen it up every so many minutes and eventually the glue will soften and come right off.

Same with bug splatter. Wet a towel and put in over the bug splatter. Keep it wet for a few hours and the bug splatter generally come off easily. This is how we do it on a plastic windshield of a motorcycle.



ill give the WD40 method a try first, if not, ill try the fine cut! (might endup doing that either way, just to shine them up lol.
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I like to recommend 1,1,1,Trichloroethene, which will take off most anything... But it'll probably give you pancreatic cancer! Use only as a last resort.
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Goo Gone, plastic spatula, terry towel and a hair dryer.
That and you need to be patient and give the Goo Gone time to soften the tape adhesive before trying to remove it.
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Report this Post10-24-2014 05:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You should be able to remove it with a rag dampened with lacquer thinner. If you dont keep it soaked, it shouldnt do anything worse than just dull the plastic surface, which you can polish right back up with any compound...even toothpaste. Ive cleaned lots of lights with thinner with no problems, taking paint and tape off. The worse is packing tape people put on busted parts.
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I second the WD40.
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Mineral Spirits will take it off with no damage. You may have to use the WD 40 method of soaking a rag or paper towel and laying it over the tape for a few minutes but it won't hurt the lense.
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Try 3M adhesive remover. Takes off everything including molding tape.

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Report this Post10-25-2014 04:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for lateFormulaSend a Private Message to lateFormulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Actually it is called 3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner:


I've only ever been able to purchase this from (automotive) paint supply shops, although Amazon probably has it.
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