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Help removing adhesive...

So I had a tank scratch guard thing-a-majig on my gas tank. After a year and a half it started to come off so I pulled it the rest of the way off. It left the usual residue behind.

What do you guys use to remove this without damaging the paint? On glass I use Goop-off and a razor blade. That isn't really an option for this. I tried rubbing alcohol, but it did nothing.


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Use a product called Goo Gone. That takes all the adhesive residue off really well. I buy it at any hardware store in Canada so hopefully it is available to you as well.
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+1 for RN Barb's suggestion regarding Goo Gone. It will remove residue from almost anything without causing damage. It might take more than a little rubbing if the adhesive is thick but in the long run it works well. I wouldn't suggest using anything to scrape the surface - just keep rubbing and turn the cloth frequently. After removing the adhesive you might try using Windex or some other mild cleaner to remove the Goo Gone film left behind - it's rather oily. Then polish and wax the area - good as new.

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+2 for Goo Gone but you might already have another 'solution' on hand....wd40!

http://tutorialgeek.blogspot.com/201...glue-with.html

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My vote is for WD-40. Have yet to meet a sticker it couldn't remove the residue of...


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I talked to fasteddie and he said he likes WD40.





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I've had good results with honda spray polish. When removing stickers, a bit of heat from a hairdryer helps. Test the other products first, I'd be concerned that gas will dull the paint.
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+2 for Goo Gone but you might already have another 'solution' on hand....wd40!

http://tutorialgeek.blogspot.com/201...glue-with.html
I will definitely try WD 40!
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So I had a tank scratch guard thing-a-majig on my gas tank. After a year and a half it started to come off so I pulled it the rest of the way off. It left the usual residue behind.

What do you guys use to remove this without damaging the paint? On glass I use Goop-off and a razor blade. That isn't really an option for this. I tried rubbing alcohol, but it did nothing.
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+2 for Goo Gone but you might already have another 'solution' on hand....wd40!

http://tutorialgeek.blogspot.com/201...glue-with.html
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I will definitely try WD 40!
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