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Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby Andy B.L.C. » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:38 am

Just chiseled , v carefully, the stripes off a set of GP panels. So what now?! Blagged some T Cut but somehow reckon that the durty slug trail of glue needs to be dumped first.... Any ideas? Thanx!
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby dickie » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:06 am

The best way to remove old glue is with oil or grease. Over time the plasticisers in the sticker leach into the glue. This is why when you remove old insulating tape it feels brittle and the glue very icky.

The problem is using an oil that won't harm your paint. If it's very soft then it'll be be easy; olive oil or wd40 on a cloth. Once you rub the oil in it will pretty much wipe off.
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby Fast n Furious » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:06 pm

You could try some proprietary "sticky label remover" which is usually citrous based.
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby dickie » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:20 pm

Fast n Furious wrote:You could try some proprietary "sticky label remover" which is usually citrous based.

Orange, lemon or lime?
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby Fast n Furious » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:09 pm

The stuff I have leaves a great orange aroma and does a good job.
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby Andy B.L.C. » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:32 pm

Cheerz chaps. One of the BLC boys suggested white spirits but I'm instinctively scared... Though surely a 2 pack paint job will be safe, final thoughts? Fanx in advance
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby dickie » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:41 pm

Andy B.L.C. wrote:Cheerz chaps. One of the BLC boys suggested white spirits but I'm instinctively scared... Though surely a 2 pack paint job will be safe, final thoughts? Fanx in advance


He's right honestly. Any oil will do it, but avoid brake fluid obviously.

Based on the info you've received so far I'd go for orange oil.
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby Knowledge » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:52 pm

I use a hair dryer to soften the stick first, and then it often brings more of the glue away with it.

It is about the best use I have for a hair dryer these days. :(
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby Rich Oswald » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:45 am

White Spirit should get it off without harm,

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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby citydaz » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:22 pm

I know this sounds daft, but mayonnaise actually works!
Ive used it before to remove the sticky residue left from price labels on CD cases.

Only dont use it on your sandwiches afterwards!
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby dickie » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:28 pm

citydaz wrote:I know this sounds daft, but mayonnaise actually works!
Ive used it before to remove the sticky residue left from price labels on CD cases.

Only dont use it on your sandwiches afterwards!


Doesn't sound daft to me. It's full of vegetable oil.
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby ROClarke » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:14 pm

You are wasting your time with any oil based solution including majic ones like mayo.
Brake cleaner will get it off, easy !
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby Martin20 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:45 pm

WD40 will shift it. I always use it to remove tape residue.
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby wayne s » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:44 am

Glue and tar remover from halfords
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby superhooper » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:49 am

Industrial hand wipes or traffic film remover
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby Andy B.L.C. » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:26 pm

Thanx to all again for the input! Using what I had to hand... While both WD40 & white spirits did the job, white spirits won, faster & better results...
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby Rich Oswald » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:13 pm

Rich Oswald wrote:White Spirit should get it off without harm,

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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby dickie » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:32 pm

I'm disappointed that you didn't try mayonnaise.

A missed opportunity to unite the worlds of classic vehicle restoration and culinary finesse.
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Re: Losing sticky stuff without losing paint?

Postby citydaz » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:20 pm

lambretta sandwich anyone? :lol:
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