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    masking tape help

    ok heres the story, a week or so ago, i was doing a little repair work on my arches, did drivers side, nicely done, started to mask up the passanger side, got all masked up, then it started to rain. so went indoors. todays been the only day iv been able to go and finish the arch off,

    now the problem., i wanted to remove the old tape and put new tape on before painting,

    i cant get the old making tape off, it seems to have baked on, any hints or tips would be appreciated

    many thanks

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    Ouch. The residue it leaves is a right bitch. I usually use white spirit at work to remove this sticky residue but I'm not sure how that will react with the paintwork. Maybe some methylated spirit?
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    thanks for the prompt reply, its not just the sticky stuff, its the whole lot i cant get off, paper tape and the adhisive

    iv read that cooking oil may work, just worried about making it worse

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    ok, paper tape is now off with the help of boiling water, just the sticky stuff that im having problems withm hot water doesnt work

    anyone any ideas

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    a little petrol should get sticky residue off, but will need to wash n polish straight after as its used sometimes for destickering vans
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryastra View Post
    a little petrol should get sticky residue off, but will need to wash n polish straight after as its used sometimes for destickering vans

    thanks, ill give it a go, will lighter fluid work????

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    yes lighter fluid will work, a lot less aggresive than petrol. i use it to clean up clear perspex at work

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    thanks for the help folks, iv managed to get it off without causing further damage

    if anyones as stupid as i am! heres what i did to remove it

    step 1, boiling water to remove the paper
    step 2, lather with cooking oil leave to soak in for some time, i left it about 2 hours
    step 3, dry cloth off adhesive
    step 4, more boiling water to get the last bit of adhesive off and remove any left over oil

    thanks again

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