Removing adhesives from automobiles

Fri May 20, 2016 5:53 pm

Hopefully someone will know a good way to get this stuff off!! I put rail covers on my truck shortly after I bought it in 2008. I stuck them on with these super sticky foamy strips when I got them and now one has blown loose/broken off and left me with little white sticky foam strips going all the way down the rail. I wanna get them off and the other side too but want to make sure I don't fudge up the finish. A friend recommended using a hair dryer to heat the strips to get them off and using Goo-Gone to clean the residue. I have thought about a hair dryer and Zippo lighter fluid to get the residue off. I also have Hoppe's #9 solvent that seems to eat up all kind of gross stuff, but I don't know if that will wreck the paint on my truck. Does anyone have experience or suggestions as to how to get this stuff off??

Thanks in advance!!!
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Re: Removing adhesives from automobiles

Fri May 20, 2016 6:53 pm

Hair driers work good for those things every fucking car lot just has to put on the back of your car (assholes). I think in this case, however, I'd opt for the Zippo fluid. I'd keep some soapy water on hand, just to keep the exposure time to a minimum & do a wash/wax after. Just my $0.02. You can expect an invoice early next week.
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Re: Removing adhesives from automobiles

Sat May 21, 2016 3:41 am

I have used a product called Goof Off which works amazingly well for removing stuff like that. I used it to take some 3M automotive double stick foam tape (sounds similar to your stuff) and it came off in a jiffy. I had to let it soak for maybe 5-20 minutes, it was a while ago so it is a bit foggy. That stuff works great for removing all sorts of stuff, so it is handy to have around.

http://www.amazon.com/Goof-Off-FG653-Pr ... s=goof+off

Around here anyway, it is widely available (the big box stores, little hardware stores, etc). I haven't tried the no-odor one, so I can't speak to how well that works. It tends to go a long way too, I have had the same spray can of it for about 8 years. I would definitely also try it on a little spot first to make sure it doesn't do anything to the finish (it hasn't in the past for me).
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Re: Removing adhesives from automobiles

Tue May 31, 2016 3:17 am

NateBrews wrote:I have used a product called Goof Off which works amazingly well for removing stuff like that. I used it to take some 3M automotive double stick foam tape (sounds similar to your stuff) and it came off in a jiffy. I had to let it soak for maybe 5-20 minutes, it was a while ago so it is a bit foggy. That stuff works great for removing all sorts of stuff, so it is handy to have around.

http://www.amazon.com/Goof-Off-FG653-Pr ... s=goof+off

Around here anyway, it is widely available (the big box stores, little hardware stores, etc). I haven't tried the no-odor one, so I can't speak to how well that works. It tends to go a long way too, I have had the same spray can of it for about 8 years. I would definitely also try it on a little spot first to make sure it doesn't do anything to the finish (it hasn't in the past for me).



2nd this - used this on a few cars' raised stickers over the years. Wipes easily - no damage to paint/finish
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Re: Removing adhesives from automobiles

Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:44 am

I have used it for my car audio amplifier! Its working very nice for floating ground adapter for my car sound line level signal. :bnarmy: :aaron
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Re: Removing adhesives from automobiles

Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:43 am

i agree with the hairdryer method, then a soft solvent adhesive remover
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