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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.

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QueenK from Escondido

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By fordluv (Guest Post)
July 3, 20062 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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June 27, 20180 found this helpful

I used this in my bath and obviously put far too much in. I literally couldn't get out of the bath as was slipping and sliding and had to wait until my husband came home !

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October 28, 20180 found this helpful

I took off the sticky residue with goo gone, it left me with a filmy residue. I tried soap and water, glass cleaner and rubbing alcohol, they didn't get rid of the filmy residue.

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What can I use instead?

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October 29, 20180 found this helpful

I'm surprised the isopropyl alcohol didn't do the trick, that is always my go-to for sticky substances. You could try a Magic Eraser. They are very gentle and good for cleaning glass surfaces. Good luck!

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November 30, 20180 found this helpful

Yes it did my mom just did with her car door ...

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By guest (Guest Post)
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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June 11, 20180 found this helpful

The peanut butter worked. It's sounds weird but it truly worked to remove the duct tape adhesive.
Thanks a million for the suggestion.

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Anonymous
August 25, 20180 found this helpful

Works great to remove sticky sap residue on clothing

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By Tanu (Guest Post)
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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May 11, 20190 found this helpful

Sounds good and tasty.

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July 8, 20190 found this helpful

Tried peanut butter worked great! Thank you!

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July 7, 20060 found this helpful

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

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June 1, 20180 found this helpful

And it will also remove paint

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July 7, 20061 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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By (Guest Post)
July 7, 20060 found this helpful

wd 40

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By Paula Jo Carr (Guest Post)
July 7, 20061 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!

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I have tried it at home AND it does work!
Good Luck! ""

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By Plissken (Guest Post)
September 25, 20061 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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By michelle (Guest Post)
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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Anonymous
May 1, 20161 found this helpful

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

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Anonymous
May 24, 20160 found this helpful

Acetone works!

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March 15, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you!! The nail polish remover worked great on the car paint and the rubber around the car door window , but on the metal piece that borders the window, be careful, it did take off some paint, but it's better than having the residue for me anyway

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March 24, 20170 found this helpful

Will it remove the paint tho

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May 9, 20170 found this helpful

You are right, it disolved the paint. Now looking for something else. Trying to get a car window glass replacement company to guide me on this one.

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They must remove tape residue when they tape temporary plexiglass over broken car windows.

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August 30, 20170 found this helpful

Use non acetone polish

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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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Anonymous
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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