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    Remove gorilla tape residue
    on: Aug 21, 2016, 04.53 pm
    Aug 21, 2016, 04.53 pm
    About 6 weeks ago I had to road patch a cracked front turn signal lens. The damage required glueing the large lens pieces together and then using Gorilla Tape to attach and seal it in place.  Removing the tape today left adhesive residue on the mirror rubber bumper and the plastic; the adhesive residue left behind is from the borders of the tape only. 

    Best/safest way to remove the adhesive residue from the painted parts?

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    Re: Remove gorilla tape residue
    Reply #1 on: Aug 21, 2016, 06.15 pm
    Aug 21, 2016, 06.15 pm
    Hi, I have used  a `paint brush'  liquid cleaner,  to remove gaffer tape residue and `tar spots'  in the past and which left no signs of it being used  on / or  damage to Bikes plastics, but  note, this was a UK product cleaner...... :821:
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    Re: Remove gorilla tape residue
    Reply #2 on: Aug 21, 2016, 06.31 pm
    Aug 21, 2016, 06.31 pm
    Most tape and label adhesive residues can be removed with vegetable oil on a rag.  There's also a product called Goof-off in the US that smells a bit like orange oil that is for removing residues.  I'd use soap and water to wash the oil off any clear plastic when done to make sure it doesn't age or cloud the plastic.  DO NOT use anything like brake cleaner - yeah I know from experience on another plastic product - cracked it almost instantly.
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    Re: Remove gorilla tape residue
    Reply #3 on: Aug 21, 2016, 06.56 pm
    Aug 21, 2016, 06.56 pm
    In the past I have used an orange hand cleaner to remove sticky residue, can't remember if it were on plastic bike parts though. The wife's nail varnish remover could be worth a go but I'm not sure if it could damage the type of plastic that's on a bike??

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    Re: Remove gorilla tape residue
    Reply #4 on: Aug 21, 2016, 08.42 pm
    Aug 21, 2016, 08.42 pm
    I have used lemon juice to get off tape and adhesive residue in the past, though not yet on the Trophy.  Therefore be sure to try it on the finish in a hidden place first.  I follow up with lots of water to rinse away any corrosive in the juice.

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    Re: Remove gorilla tape residue
    Reply #5 on: Aug 21, 2016, 10.14 pm
    Aug 21, 2016, 10.14 pm
    Canola oil or vegetable oil with a rag.If very stubborn, use either oil with some baking soda.It will come right off.

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    Re: Remove gorilla tape residue
    Reply #6 on: Aug 24, 2016, 08.47 pm
    Aug 24, 2016, 08.47 pm
    Denatured alcohol or lighter fluid will also usually work without messing up the paint. They will remove wax products, however, so re-wax/polish whatever parts you use them on.
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    Re: Remove gorilla tape residue
    Reply #7 on: Aug 25, 2016, 02.37 pm
    Aug 25, 2016, 02.37 pm
    Car wax and some elbow grease will remove it. And, you get a shiny result!
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