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Old 05-21-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default Removing Double-sided Tape from Paint?

I did the DIY V2 Lip and now the lip has done it's time and it is time for a new one... I am wondering, how the heck do I remove the tape? It is stuck on there pretty darn good and it is killing my nail/finger trying to pick it all off... I tried blow drying it with a hair dryer and removing it, but that's not much help at all. Would goo-gone work on this sort of thing? I don't want to damage my paint and I definitely don't want to scratch my car. Any advice would be great, thanks!.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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Goo gone should work.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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Or goof off, or WD 40...either way give your car a good wash after using it on your paint!
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:42 PM   #4
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goo gone found at your local hardware store...or gasoline. i used that one
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #5
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Gasoline will ruin your paint.

Goo Gone + heat gun. Go back and fourth between the two and have patience. It will take time and your fingers will hate you, but it's the safest way without damaging the underlying paint.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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Gasoline will ruin your paint.
No.... Gasoline will not hurt the factory paint. I have used it and also used thinner and degreaser to remove stripes, double stick tape, and decals with out any issues. I've even used thinner to remove spray paint from vandalized cars with out causing damage to the factory paint.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:58 AM   #7
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goo gone has worked well for me.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:43 PM   #8
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Thanks i'lll try it
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:40 PM   #9
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:22 PM   #10
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I've used one before and they make a mess. I'd rather use solvent myself.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:15 AM   #11
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That does not look very safe lol.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:34 AM   #12
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I was looking to do the same to my car. Hope goo gone will work for me too.

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Old 05-31-2012, 10:21 AM   #13
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As mentioned...Goo-Gone
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Don't know if anyone's mentioned this, but Goo Gone works well.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:19 AM   #15
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Or goof off, or WD 40...either way give your car a good wash after using it on your paint!
the first thing i reach for for this kind of thing is wd-40

i rarely have had to try anything else
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:30 AM   #16
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what they didnt tell you is....



you do not use an eraser wheel on urethane.you only use them on metal. I use eraser wheels every day to remove pinstripes, glue, double side tape. they get very hot and will melt a urethane bumper in about 2 seconds and your jank is ruined. only to be used on metal. You can use it on a bumper, and good luck not taking the paint off in less than a second.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #17
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IMHO...Goof Off is far superior than Goo Gone.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:45 PM   #19
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IMHO...Goof Off is far superior than Goo Gone.
I tried to goof off and couldn't get the paint off of my emblem for repainting. Then I got Goo Gone and it came off easily.... i still prefer goo gone
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:47 PM   #20
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I think goo-gone might work..
Seriously though it does.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:31 PM   #21
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if you're worried about using goo-gone (what i always used to remove leftover adhesive from badges) olive oil will also work and that definitely won't damage the paint
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