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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Username: soviet

Post Number: 920
Registered: 2-2013
Posted on Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 01:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

So about a year ago the Purple RR Spirit arrived on a truck and was delivered by a twit transporter who was dumber than three chickens.

He had driven the truck down from another city two hours north of Bowen with the boot/trunk lid open because the damn thing would not latch and had busted the rear light lenses but did not admit it.

Naturally I wanted to put a distance between him and the car immediately because I summed up in an instant that he was a clumsy nutbag.

I then had to drive the car two and a half hours on a permit to get it to my country lair.

The lock appeared damaged so like a loon I taped it down with gaffer tape.

A year later I removed the tape but the glue on the tape adhered to the stunning metallic deep purple paintwork like aradite!

I tried every thing to get rid of this mongrel glue. Acrylic thinners, prepsol, etc and the only thing that would remove it slowly was mentholated spirits with a lot of elbow grease.

Now the lock works if I use my finger to pull the latch tang down before closing the boot lid.

I will take me about 40 hours of labour to remove all the glue.

Believe me that rotten gaffer tape has something in it that bonds to the paint mercilessly.
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Maxwell Heazlewood
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Username: tasbent

Post Number: 195
Registered: 9-2017
Posted on Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 02:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Well Ivan....as much as I hate the bloody stuff,
WD40 does have a use and works very well at removing
gaffer and masking tape residue without paint damage.
So does my favourite, Penetrine....which is getting harder to find.
I bought the last eight cans from my local Repco
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Christian S. Hansen
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Username: enquiring_mind

Post Number: 799
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 05:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Vladimir...
There is a product in USA called "Goof Off" which I erroneously identified in another recent thread as "Goo Gone" where one of the uses touted by the manufacturer is the removal of tape glue remnants in addition to chewing gum, crayons, lipstick, and the like. Never tried it so have no idea whether or not it actually works for that circumstance. Small bottles are about $4US so if not available in your locale, even with shipping added in it may still be worth a try if the WD40 doesn't do the trick.

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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1917
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 05:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Penetrene.

There is a blast from the past Max.

One of the best products ever made.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1918
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 05:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I have to admit Vlad, the few times I have used gaffa tape, it never ended well.

Top product, horrific residue
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Chris Gillings
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Username: chrisg

Post Number: 131
Registered: 4-2001
Posted on Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 05:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

This does the trick too, if you're okay with a strong smell of oranges.

Orange Power

Available at Woolies, et al.
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Maxwell Heazlewood
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Username: tasbent

Post Number: 196
Registered: 9-2017
Posted on Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 07:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

>>>>>.....Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Penetrene.

There is a blast from the past Max.

One of the best products ever made. ....>>>>>

I could be wrong but I think it's not manufactured any more?
I remember when we used to use it in the little squat can with a long spout and you pressed the bottom to give a squirt....best rust buster ever made and it was an Oz invention.
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Maxwell Heazlewood
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Username: tasbent

Post Number: 197
Registered: 9-2017
Posted on Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 07:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

>>>.....This does the trick too, if you're okay with a strong smell of oranges. ....>>>>
I forgot about that....along with Eucalyptus oil as
my wife reminds me.
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Patrick Ryan
Grand Master
Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1920
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 07:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

This one Max?

I remember this being in my dads & my brothers tool cupboards.
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Maxwell Heazlewood
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Username: tasbent

Post Number: 198
Registered: 9-2017
Posted on Friday, 01 June, 2018 - 01:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Yeah dude....that's the one!
I have forgotten how nany nuts I have eased with this!
I could tell you a bawdy tale in relation to this
but it's not suitable for this site
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Patrick Ryan
Grand Master
Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1923
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Friday, 01 June, 2018 - 06:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The mind boggles Max.
I do know Omar & I would like to hear it
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Maxwell Heazlewood
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Username: tasbent

Post Number: 199
Registered: 9-2017
Posted on Friday, 01 June, 2018 - 02:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gentlemen....I couldn't possibly corrupt such innocent minds

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