Cleaning Plastic

From: Bill Girnius <>
Date: Mon Jun 9 13:34:54 1997

I've found that instead of bug and tar remover, I use charcoal starter.
Originally I used this on my car, at .79cents vs 3.bucks. Works well on
machines too. To remove stenciling on computers I use fingernail polish
remover, BUT DON'T get it on printed LOGOS!


> From: Tim Shoppa <>
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Re: Cleaning Plastic
> Date: Monday, June 09, 1997 2:25 PM
> > Regarding "tape spooge" (what a great moniker, if not gross) this is
> > bane of my existence. I hate that shit. I went out and got some stuff

> > called Goof Off from Home Depot which was supposed to do away with that

> > stuff but it didn't work very well. I didn't try it on anything metal
> > yet, but most of my problems are with people putting velcro with the
> > sticky backs on plastic cases. I tried cleaning some plastic with tape

> > spooge on it and it just melted the damn thing. Anyone have any ideas?
> I've got a bottle of stuff labeled "Bug and Tar remover" that seems to
> work just fine for me. I bought it several years ago, and it's
> chock-full of all sorts of hydrocarbons and ketones. If environmental
> regulations haven't completely banned the sale of this stuff, I'd
> expect you can still find it in automotive stores.
> Many of the fluorocarbon-based cleaners did a better job on sticker
> residue, but these are all but impossible to get anymore.
> Tim. (
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