View Full Version : removing tape residues and other sticky crazee stuph

April 3rd, 2006, 03:45 PM
while on the topic of cleaning puters, there's this stuph called Afta you can get at hardware stores, Home Depot, etc. It works wonders at removing the said mentioned residues and glues etc. A small can is like $4-7, can't remember. But that can will go a pretty long way. Nothing quite does the trick.

April 3rd, 2006, 08:27 PM
WD-40 (or any penatrating oil) will also do a decent job of removing tape or label residue. Wet a paper towel with the oil and lay it over the sticky stuff, let it "soak" for a while.


April 12th, 2006, 12:31 AM
Penetrating oil will work but I've found it tends to soften plastics.
The best thing I've found was a tip from a guy who does car restoration- Spray n' Wash. It takes the sticky up and doesn't mess up plastic.


April 13th, 2006, 05:49 AM
There is something that you can get in the store called "Goof-off". It is a citrus based cleaner specifically made for removing tape residue. It works great, and even smells good. I just used it recently to get the residue from a property tag off of an IBM PS/2 50Z. Unfortunately, there is now a discolored square "shadow" where the tag was. Probably from UV damage.

Terry Yager
April 13th, 2006, 10:28 AM
Be careful what you get tho. I used to use sum'n called Goof Off that was used to remove dried paint, and smelled really strong like turpentine or MEK or sum'n. I'd almost guarantee that stuph would eat plastic.


April 13th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Two different products made by the same company (Valspar) with different uses. Apparently its a whole product line.

The goof-off I am talking about is this:


So if you buy Goof-off, make sure it is the "goo-remover" not the paint remover.