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Thread: Removed the rubbing strip - now in a 'sticky' situation

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    Removed the rubbing strip - now in a 'sticky' situation

    Hi All,

    I'll cut to the chase - I'm looking for a magic wand to get rid of the stickiest crap I've ever come accross!

    I removed the rubbing strip from my D1, and now I'm struggling to get rid of the double sided MEGA-sticky tape used to make sure it NEVER comes off!!

    Does anyone have a magic method of removing it? The best method I have it to painfully remove as much as possible by rubbing my skin off, and then using acetone to remove the rest - it's taking hours! ...and the acetone isn't great for the paintwork!

    HELP!!
    1994 D110 Tdi - 1957 88" Series 1 - New Project (due to commence 2056)

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    I've been in a similar situation and found rubbing the skin off my thumbs to be the best method of removing the goo too.
    Have you tried using a soft pencil eraser?
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    No, haven't tried a pencil eraser ...hmm, worth a go

    I'm guessing the panel beaters have some magic goo they use - surely they don't spend hours picking at it?
    1994 D110 Tdi - 1957 88" Series 1 - New Project (due to commence 2056)

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    I had the same issue with my RRC and the solution is a "caramel wheel". It is basically a big round soft eraser that fits in a drill. Cheap and it works. Most tool shops and auto paint places should have them.

    Link to my thread about them. see post 12 (thanks Tony)

    84 RRC for me

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    Great - sounds like the magic wand I was looking for, plus it sounds like I might be able to eat it afterwards by the name
    1994 D110 Tdi - 1957 88" Series 1 - New Project (due to commence 2056)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Presto View Post
    Great - sounds like the magic wand I was looking for, plus it sounds like I might be able to eat it afterwards by the name
    caramel in colour. About 125mm in dia with a small spigot for mounting in a drill.
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    REMLR 256 / SLOw 4 (P)

    (some) W/Shops/trailers & GS's

    97 D1 TDi A (Pop's DD)
    07 Territory (Nan's DD)
    91/96/97 D1's spares
    86 RRC 3.5 A (spare DD)

    lots of Series various

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    Have you tried eucalyptus oil?

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    I've only tried acetone, which I did reluctantly.... :S

    A Caramel Wheel sounds like the the go ...can't beat something you can put into a power tool
    1994 D110 Tdi - 1957 88" Series 1 - New Project (due to commence 2056)

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    By all means. Any excuse to wield a power tool. However, eucalyptus oil and a rag, or just bare fingers, is easy, cheap, and won't be likely to damage paintwork. Dissolves glue really easily. Mind you, I've never tried it on your application, so you might find it does absolutely nothing except smell good! Worth keeping in mind though for other things like rego stickers, price tags, etc.

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    citronelena oil will also work very well.


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