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Post by Coconut Eater on December 20th 2007, 12:10 pm

Do NOT use regular masking tape! I ran out of the blue low-stick tape and finished up with regular masking tape. As a result of the wet sanding, the white masking tape disintegrated when I tried to pull it off and it is almost impossible to remove now! Crying or Very sad

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Post by Matt on December 20th 2007, 12:31 pm

I used the regular tape and the only thing I had trouble removing it from was the rubber window seals. I used mineral spirits and a clean rag to remove it.

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Post by Coconut Eater on December 20th 2007, 4:45 pm

Maybe I left it on too long. It stuck like crazy to the windshield moulding and glass, and the blue stuff peeled off smooth and clean. I'll try the mineral spirits trick.

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Post by Matt on December 20th 2007, 11:51 pm

Not sure, mine was left on for about 2 weeks.

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Post by tpirsig on May 26th 2009, 1:22 am

Hot beating sunshine will make it worse too.
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Post by retired plumber on May 26th 2009, 1:44 am

Regular masking tape can be a bear to get off. Time, temperature and moisture are only a few things that will screw it up. I use the blue stuff for my first pass around the perimeter and then use regular between the blue tape and the masking material, making sure none of it gets on the metal. I prefer to use blue for everything but it is $$$ and if there is a lot of masking to be done, well................
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Post by tpirsig on May 27th 2009, 4:25 pm

I've also had blue stick like crazy, but that was after two months in the beating sun. Had to remove it with laquer thinner.
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Post by retired plumber on May 27th 2009, 10:07 pm

As I remember the blue tape was good for a week as a low tack removable tape. I have had it come off up to 2 weeks easily under normal conditions. Two months in the hot blazing sun to me is not normal conditions. Heat can change the composition of many things. Glue and mastic are some of them. I always tell people to take it off as soon as posible. If your project will take a long time you may need to mask it several times. Still beats having to fix spots because of lazyness and not wanting to remask. Just my cents
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Post by tpirsig on May 28th 2009, 3:08 pm

retired plumber wrote:As I remember the blue tape was good for a week as a low tack removable tape.
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Ah, good information. I hadn't expected it to hold up for months in the hot sun; now I know what a reasonable expectation is. Thanks.
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Post by ShelbyDodgeImp on August 15th 2009, 7:33 pm

Oh I know this pain too well, when I did my car I left the regular masking tape on it... for about 2-3 months. Including most of the summer. The car sits outside.

It was very very hard to get it off of all my lights, windows, chrome trim etc using razor blades, all thats left is the stuff that stuck to the window weather stripping around the car.

They do make an adhesive remover called "goo off" that comes in a lighter fluid like tin container, I have yet to try it on adhesives stuck to metal painted with rustoleum, but with normal car paint you brush the stuff on, wait a few seconds to minutes, and then just wipe off the adhesives using a paper towel or lint free rag. Works very good for removing factory trim, rubber, elbems etc.
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Post by RoboGeek on August 16th 2009, 6:44 pm

goo b gone.. it works - apply it with a q-tip

I'm about to start detailing, getting rid of the leftover tape, scraping off paint spots and doing some more wet sanding and finally rubbing it out.

Dental tools are good for getting the stuck on tape, and for scraping off stuff that ran under the tape. Just tell your car to open wide and say 'ahhhhh'
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