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David perry 130/01/2016 14:40:04
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I had cause to cover a window on my car with plastic and gorilla tape recently, which has left a residue. Ive looked at the gorilla tape company video but wondered whether anyone on here has found a sure-fire way of removing the goo that wont strip my car paint off as well?


Don Fry30/01/2016 14:58:07
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Try petrol, or meths, or white spirit. If one of them don't work, we are back to trying it on an unobtrusive area first, but none of these three will do harm to paintwork on a car.

Eagle 89930/01/2016 15:21:36
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I had to do the same when my driver's side window refused to close at the NATS when it was precipitating down.

I used CPC label remover and it worked without causing any damage to the paintwork.

David perry 130/01/2016 16:58:03
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Thanks guys.

I have already tried meths...didnt touch it.

I'll try white spirit forst because i have it, then cpc label remover.



Martin Whybrow30/01/2016 19:30:31
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Lighter fluid (napthalene) does the trick for me.

Andy4830/01/2016 19:38:14
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Sticky Stuff Remover -available several places including B&Q, a lot safer than some of the ideas mentioned above.

cymaz30/01/2016 22:12:29
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Try furniture polish, let it sit for a while. Does a good job on price labels etc..

Don't know what it would do to car paint though.

David perry 130/01/2016 23:26:16
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Thanks guys. I shall report back.

Thanks all.


Former Member31/01/2016 00:36:07
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onetenor31/01/2016 02:29:03
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Trike 111 a form of denatured Trichlroethane Or Vaseline spread on and left for a few days then use a wooden spatula to scrape it off if it has softened it Lighter fluid also may do it

Jez Harris 131/01/2016 08:57:05
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Use WD40..

Will remove it very easily.


David perry 131/01/2016 13:19:59
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Jez, really? I'll try that


David perry 131/01/2016 14:17:41
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Ok results time



Meths didnt touch it.

WD40 didnt touch it.


White spirit knocked it right off.


Thinners dissolved it where it was thick then white spirit got rid.


Paint work on body wasnt touched, but I washed it all off with turtle shampoo and then gave it two coats of car wax (K2) just to be sure. I guess I wont see the final result till the sunshine comes out sometime round July for an hour.

Thanks for all suggestions


Edited By David perry 1 on 31/01/2016 14:18:14

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