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Twenty Year Old Dried On Duct Tape...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Tele-beeb, Dec 7, 2020.

  1. johnny7

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    I would just put some duct tape over it and carry on unless there is a compelling reason why you want the residue off the case. My next solution would be to buy a new case and sell the old one with new duct tape on it. May not be the optimal solution you are looking for however it does eliminate all the chemicals you are using to get the residue off.
     
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  2. Peegoo

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    This is me removing old duct tape from a guitar case last year:

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  3. EsquireOK

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    It will not just wipe off, even with a chemical. When I removed the even longer dried up and embedded duct tape glue from that lacquer finish, there was a lot of careful scraping involved, along with the chemicals. I figured that part was a given, but perhaps I should have mentioned it. It should be much quicker work on a molded ABS plastic than it was on a lacquer finish.

    At any rate, it's not worth more than 30 minutes of your time. If it won't come off with that much of your life invested in it, then just leave it, and learn to ignore it. It's just an ABS guitar case.

    Oh, and, obviously, I would think, try dry scraping/chipping first. I figured that was your [failed] first step, but maybe not.
     
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  4. Tele-beeb

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    Not sticky at all... dry and bonded. I’m usually good at restoring stuff. But I’m baffled?
     
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    makita-angle-grinders-ga7021-64_1000.jpg or maybe
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    Anything with a citric base will do it. Lemon conditioning wipes, used liberally, will sometimes work. Orange oil is better.

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    For example.
     
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  7. Tele-beeb

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    I appreciate the time/life reminder... I’m there, I’ll try to efficiently split my time with more productive endeavors. Great point.
     
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    Goo Gone is not the same as Goof Off. Try the latter. It does have a powerful solvent smell but the smell goes away when dry.
     
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    Doesn't work with fuel lines. Ask me how I know this.
     
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    Actually, I have deemed that “my last resort.”
     
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    How do you know HotRodSteve? Was it a Miata?
     
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    No. It was a friend's Nissan that sprung a fuel leak. He called me dead on the road, I came to the rescue, we wrapped up the leaking fuel line with duck tape, all we had, it lasted about ten minutes, started spraying fuel all over the engine, lucky it didn't ignite but it got him to his mechanic. Apparently gasoline eats thru the glue in duck tape. Who knew?

     
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    I'm no chemist or anything, but I've never had great luck removing sticky stuff with sticky-stuff remover after the sticky stuff isn't sticky anymore.

    But the main thing that bugs me about removing tape is the stickiness so if it's solid, maybe just count that as a blessing, hit it with a grinding stone Dremel bit if there are any pokey or sharpish parts, and get a new sticker for that spot or hit it with a sharpie.
     
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    Ammonia works on tape adhesive if you can stand it.
     
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    I may try that... :)
     
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    After spending 12 years making gaffa tape, I'd recommend wd40
     
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    What's the problem with duct tape? :D

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    De-natured alcohol works on sap.
     
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