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      04-13-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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Residue after blue painters tape

Hey guys, last weekend i attended the shift-s3tor event in coalinga, before i left i taped up my lip, mirrors, and couple other parts on the body for rock chips during the drive. when i came home and took all the tape off, the tape left some sticky residue on my car that is kind of hard to take off with bare hands, can you guys recommend any off the shelf product i can get at either pepboys or walmart to take this residue off?? i heard i can use isopropyl alcohol, but not too sure how accurate that is... thanks in advance!
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Any QD spray or rubbing alcohol should do it. It's what many of us use when post-detailing. If that doesn't work, goo gone might work in a small amount as well.
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Any QD spray or rubbing alcohol should do it. It's what many of us use when post-detailing. If that doesn't work, goo gone might work in a small amount as well.
Thank you so much! ill try the rubbing alcohol since its readily available! is there any percentage you recommend? also will the alcohol have any affect on the paint or the clear coat?
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Thank you so much! ill try the rubbing alcohol since its readily available! is there any percentage you recommend? also will the alcohol have any affect on the paint or the clear coat?
you'll be fine with ipa. do a 50/50 mixture. half water half alcohol...or just wash the car
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you'll be fine with ipa. do a 50/50 mixture. half water half alcohol...or just wash the car
Thanks! haha i wass gonna get all the residue off then do a wash!
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Next time use the green tape, wont leave any residue.
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Next time use the green tape, wont leave any residue.
ive used blue tape before with success and also this time, i bought the blue tape that specifically said it wont leave any residue but failed... haha isnt green tape duct tape...?
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Actually, I saw a video of this professional detailer; what he does is that he sticks the tape on his cloth first, then tapes it on to the car. His rationale: peels off with ease afterward.
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I used the 50/50 method, 50% IPA and 50% distilled water and it worked like a charm! haha thanks everyone!
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another method to remove that stuff without even wiping it off is tarminator. spray, wait a minute and pressure wash off gunk. safe for clear coats.
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another method to remove that stuff without even wiping it off is tarminator. spray, wait a minute and pressure wash off gunk. safe for clear coats.
oooohh ill give that a try next time! but someone up top said try green tape so ill give that a try too!
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Actually, I saw a video of this professional detailer; what he does is that he sticks the tape on his cloth first, then tapes it on to the car. His rationale: peels off with ease afterward.
I do that every time I tape up a car. The lint from your clothes makes the tape less tacky and easier to remove without leaving residue
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