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BMW BMXer
07-07-2007, 11:00 PM
My truck had a nasty stripe going all the way around it so I took a heat gun to it today and got all of the stripe off but There are a few patches of glue residue still left over.

I have been at it with goo gone for awhile and its not really coming off all that well. I googled it and have also tried these solutions

-vegetable oil
-nail polish remover
-axe body spray (weird I know)
-finger nails
-credit card


Any one have any ideas? I have read about some eraser thing you put on a drill...

Help!

Marky_mark
07-07-2007, 11:28 PM
you need an adhesive remover or some type of solvent that is safe on paint

HoldenC
07-08-2007, 12:59 AM
You have to be really careful with paint. Those methods you mentioned are not very paint-safe. Nail polish remover may be OK, but I don't endorse it as I have not tried it and the chemicals may be strong enough to damage or remove your paint.

Paint safe methods include a diluted solution of alcohol (50/50), bug & tar remover (I'd suggest the BMW stuff), or claybar. Claybar may not be able to remove it all though, it has difficult picking up tar and other sticky substances.

For removal, use a quality microfibre towel.

Good luck.

gab325
07-08-2007, 02:59 AM
Try lacquer thinner, it worked for me. You may have to re polish and wax afterwards.

HoldenC
07-08-2007, 06:17 AM
Lacquer thinner is not a good choice. The potential for damage is too great. On certain vehicles, it will eat paint.

BMW BMXer
07-08-2007, 06:09 PM
I got it all off.. but I def need to rubbing compound and rewax the area. But the entire car needs it as well so it would work out fine if it was not raining every five minutes.

It is NOT something I want to try again.

NickP
07-08-2007, 07:00 PM
The slacker's solution:
http://www.autodetailingsolutions.com/3MDecalRemover.htm

BMW BMXer
07-08-2007, 08:24 PM
Ya Nick thats what I was going to look for today.

My finger tips still hurt.