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dnick

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09-06-2012 02:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question maple finishing

What is the best method to remove tape residue from bare wood so there will be no blemishes when you apply the finish. Drafting tape. I have the painters tape but I keep reverting to old habits. I usually sand it, but it was really hot & it seemed to drive the goo into the (Maple ) grain.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.


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#1 posted 09-06-2012 02:56 AM

I have used mineral spirits …

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 03:22 AM

Acetone works great, mineral spirits works well too.

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#3 posted 09-06-2012 03:26 AM

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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#4 posted 09-06-2012 12:43 PM

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

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#5 posted 09-06-2012 12:48 PM

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.

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#6 posted 09-06-2012 01:39 PM

denatured alcohol will work too.

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#7 posted 09-06-2012 01:43 PM

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

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#8 posted 09-06-2012 08:58 PM

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. ;)

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#9 posted 09-06-2012 09:00 PM

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

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#10 posted 09-06-2012 09:24 PM

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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#11 posted 09-07-2012 01:27 AM

Laquer thinner.

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#12 posted 09-07-2012 01:44 AM

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.

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#13 posted 09-07-2012 02:34 AM

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.

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#14 posted 09-07-2012 02:53 AM

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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#15 posted 09-07-2012 07:09 AM

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.

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