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Old 08-18-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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Blue Painters Tape Residue (removal?)

OK, color me stupid... I was trying to locate the studs on our Grand Star (Full body paint) to mount a new credenza I built and I applied blue painters tape on the outside of the motorhome because I could see from the absence of morning dew where the studs were.

I left the tape on too long I guess because when I removed the tape it left some residue.

Question is what should I use that wont harm the paint on the motorhome full body paint finish?
(I don't care if it removes the wax, I am re-doing it using GEL-GLOSS.)

I've heard of the following ideas:
--Goo remover
--Vinegar
--Turpentine
--WD-40

Can anyone recommend something to use that will remove the residue but not dull the great paint job Newmar did on our motorhome?

THANKS!!
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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WD-40 will work
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I use DX330, available from auto body supply houses. It is used to remove oil and silicon residue from auto body panels prior to painting and is safe for all coatings.
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We have tried everything including WD-40, Awsome, lighter fluid ..... the only thing that realy work for us: brake fluid.
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we have tried everything including wd-40, awsome, lighter fluid ..... The only thing that realy work for us: Brake fluid.


do not use brake fluid it will remove the paint !!!!!
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Couple of suggestions: GooGone, mineral spirits, both available at paint supply stores. One that can be purchased from a pharmacy is Uni-Solve used in surgical tape and dressing removal. These all have worked well for me.
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do not use brake fluid it will remove the paint !!!!!
Did not remove the paint on my new Cruiser, probably milder then WD-40, try it first on a hidden surface. But for sure it works.
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This is the first time I've heard of the blue tape leaving a residue.
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I have had the best success with GooGone Project Prep.
Cleaned gunk off the dashboard of one of our toy cars that nothing else would touch.
I found it at walmart.

Goo Gone Project Prep Spray Gel, 24 oz: Other Home Improvement : Walmart.com
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X10 on the goo gone.Works really well.Good Luck
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:16 PM   #13
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Success and report of method....couldn't get into town to get any of the suggested products, so .I tried plain old Windex with a VERY soft cloth and rubbed it wet, then that left a film and "polished" that off with another very soft cloth...took about 6 cycles on each area but it did finally all come off with no scratches to the paint...whew

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