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Duct Tape on Car?

Does anyone know how to remove duct tape from the outside of a car? It is on the paint and around the back windshield. I am currently using Orange Blast, an auto degreaser. It is working, but very slowly. Any faster suggestions that would save the paint on my car would be great.

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By Sharon (Guest Post)
September 7, 20050 found this helpful

Have you tried a hairdryer?...You may have tape residue left, but you can remove it with mineral spirits, lighter fluid, Goop or turpentine.

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By Holly (Guest Post)
September 7, 20050 found this helpful

I asked my DH, who works on cars. He said to get adhesive cleaner at Home Depot or an auto parts store.

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By Rene' (Guest Post)
September 7, 20050 found this helpful

Try some shortening, let sit for 15 minutes. Wipe off,
then clean as usual!! It will soften the glue in the duct tape= My Hubby got burned with Hot Tar on a roof job- & it worked Great on removing the tar after it had cooled on Him!!

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Try a second time, if needed!

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By Barbie (Guest Post)
September 8, 20050 found this helpful

WD-40 I have never had a problem with it affecting paint....can also be sprayed on places where bugs stick after washing the car......helps remove bugs for that matter.....visit the WD-40 website.. www.wd40.com/
...it has endless uses.....great product......

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By Free (Guest Post)
July 6, 20070 found this helpful

I had the same problem so I did a search and found this thread. I used WD-40 and it worked great, even on the weather stripping! Thanks!

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August 9, 20160 found this helpful

Great advice! Worked perfectly!

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By superhog (Guest Post)
June 30, 20080 found this helpful

Have not tried it yet, but another blog said use tongs and boiling water then rub it off.

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June 30, 20080 found this helpful

I have not tried this yet, but another source said to use boining water with tongs and then rub it off after it has softened.

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Anonymous
May 15, 20160 found this helpful

I had packing tape residue on my fender. I tried using rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. I saturated the ball and really rubbed.

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It took a while but it did dissolve it with NO damage to the car's paint. Good luck.

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May 24, 20170 found this helpful

Had some duck tape that had fried onto my roof for a week used goof off and non acetone nail polish remover was done in less then 5 minutes then followed up with carnauba wax

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July 22, 20170 found this helpful

brake cleaner on a rag

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