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Glue residue removal

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This is probably a silly tech thread question, but how are you all removing the glue residue from your tanks when removing graphics? I don't want to use something without making sure it won't harm the plastic itself... Don't, without, won't..triple negative, what does that mean again?

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Goo-Gone or lighter fluid

or "goof -off" all of which can be picked up at the local hardware or drug store.. works good... start by removing graphic with heat gun if possible.. it will make the job easier:thumbsup:

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I've always used WD40 to remove glue residue from stickers. Just let it soak and then wipe it off with a rag.

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Acetone or lacquer thinner. WD40 works OK but leaves an oily residue that must be removed for new sticker application.

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I tried some soap scum remover, that was sitting in the garage, and it worked great. This was after failing with wd-40. Maybe I didn't let it sit long enough.

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brake cleaner or go gone . i usually use du-pont wash n wipe before i put stickers on its just a paint prep , i use it because i have lots hanging around from painting cars .

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Baby oil works too...and it's cheap. Whatever you use, wipe down the area with rubbing alcohol afterwards to remove any chemical residue.:banana:

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DON'T USE GASOLINE or goo off, or any other petroleum distillate that comes from the bottom of the distilling tower. It will prevent new graphics from sticking properly.

MEK

Benzine

Acetone

Laquer Thinner

Brake cleaner

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I personally would stay away from MEK cause there is a chance it will dull the plastic. 3M make an adhesive remover that doesnt damage paint or plastics.

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DON'T USE GASOLINE or goo off, or any other petroleum distillate that comes from the bottom of the distilling tower. It will prevent new graphics from sticking properly.

MEK

Benzine

Acetone

Laquer Thinner

Brake cleaner

Benzine! Can you even buy that anymore in Cali? It's a proven carcinogen, and MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone), has been banned for use by the military.:banana:

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Benzine! Can you even buy that anymore in Cali? It's a proven carcinogen, and MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone), has been banned for use by the military.:banana:

The military doesn't have 5mil graphics to remove!

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That's true....our graphics are 8mil. Just pointing out, that MEK is toxic through the skin. I used to practically bathe in the stuff, until I found out it was a death sentence.

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