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How to clean masking tape residue?(7 posts)

How to clean masking tape residue?ELAY
Oct 8, 2003 11:36 AM
Any advice on the best way to clean masking tape residue without damaging the underlying paint from a frame?

fyi-under the frame is ti and carbon.

thanks
wd40 nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 8, 2003 11:41 AM
Goo-gone.Humma Hah
Oct 8, 2003 1:17 PM
Goo-gone works for me. Citrus cleaners are usually also pretty effective. WD-40 is also effective, although I'd check the label to be sure it does not contain chlorinated hydrocarbons.

Titanium is very resistant to most solvents, but chlorinated hydrocarbons like methylene chloride, perc, carbon tetrachloride, etc, will attack it and lead to crack formation. Avoid these.

Strong solvents like acetone or toluene might attack the resin of the carbon composite, but the milder solvents should be OK if removed as soon as they've softened the tape glue enough for easy removal.
Goof Off - from any home improvement store (nm)outofthesaddle
Oct 8, 2003 2:16 PM
Honda Polishconsolidated
Oct 8, 2003 2:17 PM
Is amazing stuff. It will take baked on plastic hard duct tape residue off easily and leave a protective finish. It's gentle enough to use on acrylic windshields and visors.
Brake CleanerSkooter
Oct 9, 2003 12:50 AM
It will take stain out of anything... I mean anything.
re: How to clean masking tape residue?gybeho
Oct 9, 2003 7:46 PM
I'll second the WD-40. That's what I use at the shop I wrench at.