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Old 08-01-2015, 07:20 AM
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Hi guys,I painted my canapy awhile back and just removed the tape to find residue on the clear canapy,hot water is not working and I don't know what's safe to use on the plastic that won't fog it up,any help appreciated,thanks
Old 08-01-2015, 07:26 AM
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Goo Gone should work fine.
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Denatured alcohol works well on plastics but test the corner first to be sure.
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Test first but Bestine is made specifically for removing the residue that tape leaves behind. I've used it on lots of different materials but never a canopy. However, I do not think it would do any harm.
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Add "Goof Off Pro" to the list.... That stuff is amazing. Paint clean up, sticky residue and those types of job its really great. They have a CA remover that works great also for cleaning up CA troubles.

I use the Goof Off Pro for cleaning up airbrushes and it doesn't effect the rubber seals....

You usually find it in the paint section of Home Depot, Lowe's, Menard's etc.
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My favorite is good old Ronsonol lighter fluid. It's nothing but naptha. Do a search on Ronsonol lighter fluid and Wikipedia will redirect you to naptha.

Naptha has been around for ages, it's dirt cheap, removes all types of goo, hurts almost nothing and a can of it lasts for years. Well, if you're not a smoker!

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I use WD and/or debonder. Debonder works great on Monokote to remove CA, but depending on paint type might make a mess. Be careful. WD is safe for sure. Use a soft rag, not a paper towel.
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3M makes an adhesive remover
Old 08-02-2015, 05:23 AM
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I use paint thinner, works great and doesn't harm plastic. It's also great for removing labels from bottles and mugs.
Thanks,
Fred
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Originally Posted by dbacque View Post
My favorite is good old Ronsonol lighter fluid. It's nothing but naptha. Do a search on Ronsonol lighter fluid and Wikipedia will redirect you to naptha.

Naptha has been around for ages, it's dirt cheap, removes all types of goo, hurts almost nothing and a can of it lasts for years. Well, if you're not a smoker!

Dave

I use naptha, too. I used to use it for lighter fluid, back when I smoked.
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Mineral spirits is what I've always used. Readily available at any hardware store. Moisten a soft cloth and rub. After residue is removed,,clean the canopy with mild soap and water. The mineral spirits will leave an oily film otherwise.

see you soon,
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Mineral spirits , used it for years

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