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Tape residue

by dnick
posted 713 days ago


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TheDane

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#1 posted 713 days ago

I have used mineral spirits …

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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NiteWalker

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#2 posted 713 days ago

Acetone works great, mineral spirits works well too.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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MarkTheFiddler

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#3 posted 713 days ago

I’d go with the mineral spirits. Go Gone is a product that will work if you have it but it might penetrate the base wood. If you have acetone nail polish remover on hand, you can use it but it will remove wood finish it there is any.

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MarkTheFiddler

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#4 posted 713 days ago

Did I say go gone? Goo gone will work better. ;)

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huff

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#5 posted 713 days ago

Naptha works well, it will remove the residue and it won’t bother the finish, and you can usually find it at any of the big box stores.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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OnlyJustME

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#6 posted 713 days ago

denatured alcohol will work too.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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HorizontalMike

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#7 posted 713 days ago

FYI, naptha and acetone will dry faster than mineral spirits.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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MarkTheFiddler

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#8 posted 713 days ago

Naptha in the big box stores? Tell me where. I couldn’t find it in the paint supplies section and the really helpful staff just looked at me and drooled a little. I’d like to get some.

I know it’s lighter fluid. I know it will take ink stains out of fabric. I know that it will help oil paint dry in record time.

I’ll even fold my hand and say that naptha is the best solution. If you have lighter fluid for the old zippo lighters, you already have what you need. Oh yes – it might be a little flamable. ;)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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HorizontalMike

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#9 posted 713 days ago

Naptha—Local HD for me, down here in Bulverde.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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404 - Not Found

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#10 posted 713 days ago

In the days when artwork was pasted up rather than done on a computer, we used lighter fluid to remove any residues of adhesive/tape etc.
Dirt cheap, available anywhere they sell Zippo’s, dries in an instant.

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Jimbo4

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#11 posted 712 days ago

Laquer thinner.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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huff

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#12 posted 712 days ago

I’ve found Natpha in Lowes’ in South Carolina, North Carolina and Delaware, not sure about the other states. They usually have it with the lacquer thinners, paint thinners, acetone, Mineral Spirits etc. I usually buy it by the gallon, but most have it in a quart or pint.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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MarkTheFiddler

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#13 posted 712 days ago

I’ll try to find it again. I certainly wouldn’t mind being wrong. Heck, I’d be thrilled to be wrong. It could be that Texas stores don’t sell it.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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dnick

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#14 posted 712 days ago

Thanks for all of the input. I am going to try denatured alcohol & mineral spirits in seperate places on a test piece, because that’s what I have on hand. Then I will apply some finish, tung oil, & I will report how that turned out in this forum. It will take a few days.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Rick M.

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#15 posted 712 days ago

Naptha. I’ve used it on wood, paint, and plastics. Alcohol does squat. Mineral spirits will sometimes help but it’s about as much work as just rubbing it off with an eraser.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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EPJartisan

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#16 posted 712 days ago

if it is just tape glue.. use a gum eraser found at most art stores and kids craft shops. Regular erasers work by grinding bits off the hard eraser to pull carbon out of the surface.. not so good for glue (or carbon) in wood grain.. the gum eraser is made to not grind down and remains tacky after kneading.. so it sticks to the left over glue and pulls it out of the wood grain… easier than anything else above…. works on gaffers and duct tape residue. Leaves no residue, nor chemicals to deal with after. But using a kneaded eraser is not the same as a hard eraser.. press and blot firmly then pull off…and the occasional light rubbing to make it stick but then pull off again… this is not a rub rub rub thing or it will only get pushed in farther. ..... That is unless you have glue staining from the drafting tape.. that’s a chemical fix and then I use acetone. I find Naptha is needlessly harsh to the wood fibers, I use it to open wood grain to allow in a wax finish. Acetone is used in nail polish remover, but will soak into the wood and dissolve wood pigments and veneer glues under the surface (like in plywood) but both are almost negligible to maple wood.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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MrRon

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#17 posted 712 days ago

In the first place, I would refrain from using drafting tape It won’t give you a clean line like painters tape will.

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hamburglar

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#18 posted 712 days ago

Would the methods above hold true for double sided tape too? I have some Scotch brand Carpet Tape and that stuff leaves A LOT of residue behind when routing templates.

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TheDane

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#19 posted 712 days ago

hamburglar—Yes

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Rick Dennington

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#20 posted 711 days ago

You all are makin’ this too hard…..the best thing to use to remove the sticky residue from stickers, labeling stickers,etc. is….....................LIGHTER FLUID…......that’s it…..........it’ll even take the tar off your…....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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MarkTheFiddler

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#21 posted 711 days ago

Lol Rick I see you are another fan of naphtha. I just wanted to sound knowledgeable about something for a change. ;)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Rick M.

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#22 posted 711 days ago

Naptha is the universal sticker remover, just strong enough to make it easy but won’t melt your eyeballs. Goo Gone is a good second but is a tad weaker and leaves a residue.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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dnick

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#23 posted 711 days ago

Well, I didn’t get any testing done today, except to apply some tape & leave it in the heat (shop in detached garage). I reached for the drafting tape out of habit. I am a professional illustrator & use drafting tape all the time. Having said that, it’s strange I didn’t think of EPJartisan’s advice. I have a couple of those erasers & I also thought about a rubber cement pick up, I have several & use them to remove residue in my illustration work. I was never a logical guy. Anyway, I am hoping what I have on hand will work, & from now on I’ll try to remember to use painters tape. The application was simply to make alignment marks for a center stile on a 2 picture frame, I learned the hard way not to make pencil marks on the wood.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Rick Dennington

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#24 posted 711 days ago

@Mark The Fiddler:

You know…..2 Texicans can’t be wrong about lighter fluid…..are you a country or bluegrass fiddler…?

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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MarkTheFiddler

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#25 posted 710 days ago

Howdy Rick – Country music. Yep – from the country of Ireland. You’d figure I’d be a self respecting Texan and get with the program.

The thought makes me a little nervous but I might try a dab of naptha on my fiddle to try and remove some rosin dust. I just won’t do any … hot fiddling for a while.

Too much!? ;)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Rick Dennington

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#26 posted 710 days ago

Hi Mark,

Yea…...I’m a musician, too….I play guitar, mandolin, and upright bass….mainly bluegrass for 40 years, but also started playing country music at a early age when country music was country music…...Hank Sr., Lefty, Webb, George….all the classic country singers…..Show you how old I am…..lol.

Put some “lighter fliud” on it…...that’ll work…....clean it right off…...:)

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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HorizontalMike

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#27 posted 710 days ago

I tried banjo for a couple years but my talents were just too lacking. I still have a number of Bluegrass LPs and many of Earl Scruggs, lest we forget how great he was…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Earlextech

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#28 posted 709 days ago

Tolulene.
Get it at any cabinet shop supplier. Many different brand names, just call it adhesive remover and they’ll know what you want.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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Rick Dennington

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#29 posted 709 days ago

That’s some serious good pickin right there, boy…..Been listening to them guys a long, long time….They started out pickin’ with Bill Monroe…You can’t beat Earl Scruggs on the 5 string…..Good muisc….my kind…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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MarkTheFiddler

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#30 posted 708 days ago

Heck no – No one ever forgets Earl. Rick, I like your taste in music. Country music (when it was country) and bluegrass. Good Stuff.

Thanks for the link mike.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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dnick

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#31 posted 705 days ago

Well, that took an unexpected turn. Back to the problem, I did a test & paint thinner worked well. Denatured alcohol didn’t appear to work as well when looking at the bare wood, but after 2 coats of tung oil, I can’t see any evidence of residue or discoloration on either test piece. I hope I don’t create the problem again, but this will be usefull for dealing with those nasty stickers that Lowe’s or HD put on the face of their wood. Thanks for all the input.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Rick Dennington

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#32 posted 705 days ago

Naptha…......lighter fluid….....better than anything you’ll use, I’m tellin’ ya…..Forget everything else…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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