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safe solvent to remove masking tape residue from nitro and Tru-oil?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by scubadoo, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. scubadoo

    scubadoo Tele-Afflicted

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    I had a dodgy roll of 'low-tack' :rolleyes: tape that has left gum on a Tru-oil neck. Is there a safe solvent or other method for removing it that won't damage the finish. Is naptha safe?

    Cheers
    Dave
     
  2. ehawley

    ehawley Tele-Afflicted

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    The stuff I use to get rid of glue left by tape and as a general wipe is Bestine rubber cement thinner. Works great and doesn't mess with the finish at all! Smells like naptha but has other stuff in it. Never had a problem on any finish!
    Here it is at Amazon....http://www.amazon.com/RUBBER-CEMENT-THINNER-32-OZ/dp/B000HF6UR0

    Cheers
    ED
     
  3. muttley

    muttley TDPRI Member

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    Naphtha, or here in the UK lighter fluid.;)

    Test on scrap as with all things finish related.
     
  4. scubadoo

    scubadoo Tele-Afflicted

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    thanks ed and muttley. I thought naptha would be ok but wanted to check with those in the know :D
     
  5. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

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    Yes, naphtha, but just a warning - not all lighter fluid is naphtha! They've been sneaking in some newer chemicals so check the can's ingredient list before using.
     
  6. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    Yep. Ronsonol is still naphtha, at least to date.
     
  7. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    I've had good results with Deflecto Tape-Away, from the local office supply store.
     
  8. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I use Goo Gone followed by soapy water. I haven"t found any thing yet that it won't lift off.
     
  9. will hesch

    will hesch TDPRI Member

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    Scoob, do you guys have WD40 over there? If you do, it would work great! Will
     
  10. mwaym

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    I use WD-40 for all of my sticky residue removal tasks !! It's great. ;)
     
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    WD-40 here also. The greatest stuff on earth.
     
  12. Vole

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    WD40. Fixes anything.
     
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