Tape Residue on My Car

I used tape to cover a broken car window. Now that the window has been repaired, tape residue is on the hood and trunk of the car. I don't want to ruin the paint, but want to remove the tape residue. Help.

QueenK from Escondido

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July 3, 20060 found this helpful

I use Avon Skin So Soft bath oil. It doesnt damage car finishes. I have even used it to remove tar! There is another product called goo gone that is available in stores that I heard works too.

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July 3, 20060 found this helpful

try baby oil on a tissue, or peanut butter-

sounds crazy, but both work very well on sticky adhesive residue and do little damage-

(Baby oil is the BEST way to get pine pitch off of little kids- too, non irritating, and creature friendly )

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July 7, 20060 found this helpful

Peanut butter. Just rub it over the area with a cloth or paper towel and voila! I know it sounds odd, but it works every time.

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July 7, 20060 found this helpful

"Goo Gone" or "Goof Off" will remove it.

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July 7, 20060 found this helpful

Any household oil...good old vegetable oil poured on a clothe that can sit on the sticky spot to saturate it for a minute - then rub right off.

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July 7, 20060 found this helpful

wd 40

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July 7, 20060 found this helpful

Shot it with a good dose of WD40. This is how grocery stores get tags off products that they resell as told to me by a grocery store manager for nearly 30 years!

I have tried it at home AND it does work!

Good Luck! ""

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September 25, 20060 found this helpful

If the other stuff doesn't work, I'd try cigarette lighter fluid. It's actually pure naphta, the original dry cleaning fluid!. It works on cloth too. Obviously, be carefull because it is very flammable.

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August 16, 20080 found this helpful

Here are the things I tried that you guys suggested for the duct tape removal, baby oil, lighter fluid and wd 40 - no luck! I didn't try the vegetable oil or peanut butter.

Here is your solution:

Nail Polish Remover

Easy, hardly any elbow grease was used. Works Beautifully, don't bother with anything else. Trust me!

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May 1, 20160 found this helpful

DONT DO THAT!!!! Acetone will dissolve the paint!

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May 24, 20160 found this helpful

Acetone works!

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June 14, 20160 found this helpful

Try using lighter fluid on a soft tag. Then use a wet sponge to remove lighter fluid.

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August 8, 20160 found this helpful

Lighter fluid does work very well.

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July 12, 20160 found this helpful

How to I remove tape residue from my car fender?

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