Removing duct tape residue.

From: Jeffrey S. Worley <>
Date: Tue Jan 28 20:07:00 2003

I'm really surprised no-one mentioned WD40. WD works great at removing
tape residue, is cheap, available anywhere, and rarely clouds even clear
plastic. Test it on a concealed area first, but WD is the bomb.



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On Behalf Of Seth Lewin
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: Removing duct tape residue.

> Message: 48
> Subject: Removing Duct Tape Residue
> From: Christopher McNabb <>
> To:
> Organization: The McNabb Family
> Date: 27 Jan 2003 22:28:26 -0500
> Reply-To:
> While out in Idaho picking up a PDP-11/83 I also managed to pick up a
> working LA-100 at a government surplus place. It had a piece of duct
> tape stuck to the clear plastic cover with the word "Spare" written on
> it. Anyone know of a good way to remove the remaining duct tape
> from the cover?

Try a product named "Goo-Gone" which is a citrus-oil based concoction
to remove adhesive residues and whatnot from items on which you'd rather
use hydrocarbon-based solvents. Works well (though slowly) at removing
adhesive labels so should probably work on duct tape residue, especially
you warm the residue up a bit. Full-service hardware stores should have

Seth Lewin
Received on Tue Jan 28 2003 - 20:07:00 GMT

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