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Old 11-01-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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what's a good adhesive remover that doesn't damage paint?

i need to install a new vapor barrier and i want to completely remove all the old adhesive before i apply the new butyl tape. any recommendations? it has to be paint safe.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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I have been told to use goo gone to remove over spray on my wifes car but haven't tried it. Might want to get second opinion or try small spot first.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:35 PM   #3
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googone will work wonders. use it remove double sided tape on my bimmer
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #4
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and googone is paint safe? the vapor barrier adheres to painted surface on the door.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #5
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Goo gone is first choice, or WD40 works as well
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:44 PM   #6
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+1 on the goo gone. It's citrus based and will dissolve ashesive but not hurt paint. I used it to remove the residue from the lame dealer sticker that was on my car.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:44 PM   #7
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googone will work wonders. use it remove double sided tape on my bimmer
that did not work for me when i was trying to remove the rear window molding. i used little bit of rubbing alcohol and warm water and got it right off.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:58 PM   #8
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There is a special automotive GooGone sold at AutoZone etc

http://www.amazon.com/Goo-Gone-Autom.../dp/B002S4I79M
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:00 PM   #9
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Careful tho. I used it to rub off my badge residue and it left a very slight cloudy mark. As if the clear coat was rubbed away. Use sparingly.

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Old 11-01-2011, 07:05 PM   #10
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:39 PM   #11
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googone just dont leave it on there too long
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:03 PM   #12
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I've used goo gone before but I much prefer Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover. It leaves a nice shine too.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:09 PM   #13
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:44 PM   #14
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Goo gone is first choice, or WD40 works as well
wd 40? Id love to spray your whole car with wd 40 and see what it looks like after.
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