Removing adhesives, was Re: Reel-to-reel tape decks (was: Re: ZX81 denigrated!)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Sun Dec 5 11:04:26 2004

On Sat, 4 Dec 2004, Chad Fernandez wrote:

> Are you confusing Goo Gone, with Goof Off? I've never had Goo Gone
> damage plastic.

Probably. I was assuming they were of similar composition, but now that I
think about it, Goof Off is based on naptha and is much more caustic.

Goo Gone, being citrus-based, will probably not cause any harm to the
underlying plastic. Goof Off, while just as effective if not more so than
Goo Gone, will (if not used properly). It also needs to be used in a
well-ventilated area, and the fumes linger for hours.

The nice thing about Goof Off, if used properly, is that it can remove any
sort of petroleum-based substance. I used it to remove splatter paint
from a bunch of shelving. The shelving itself was painted with a hard
enamel protective coat. If we didn't rub too hard, the splatter paint
came off and left the original paint alone. If we were too vigourous, it
dulled the finish of the shelving a little bit, but that's all.

So Goo Gone != Goof Off. Sorry for confusing the issue :(

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