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Phil May14/02/2011 12:22:53
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Why do manufactures of ARTF's insist on putting sticky tape on the covering of a model.

( it does not show that well on a photo)
On my Black Horse Renegade the small cover plates which the aileron servos are attached to were held in place during transit with cello tape, this I am finding very difficult remove with out damaging the covering below.
Has anyone got an idea how to remove this tape safely?
Thanks again
Vecchio Austriaco14/02/2011 12:36:35
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Warm it up slightly by using a hairdryer or similar then it should not be a problem to remove it. Remaining traces of glue can be removed using white spirit.
Cheers VA
Pete B - Moderator14/02/2011 12:38:22
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Peel it back on itself, Phil, holding it flat to the surface - it should peel off quite easily. A touch of white spirit may help, to work its way into the adhesive and soften it, too.
Phil May14/02/2011 12:52:42
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Cheers Guys
I'll give it a try
ken anderson.14/02/2011 14:36:52
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phil---i use methelated spirit to take it off-no prob's-then clean it with warm soapy water........m/spirit from wilco's or DIY shop's......i also use the same to clean the squadron occasionally.....
ken anderson ne...1.
00114/02/2011 21:57:23
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There's a liquid, in a brightly coloured plastic bottle called 'Sticky Stuff Remover' sold mainly in stationers.
I find it really good for removing any sort of tape/sticker residue, including really old congealed price stickers, sellotape and bottle labels.

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