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 Post subject: Sticky residue
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:53 am 
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If one was to use nail polish remover to errr. remove stickers from a frame, would the said nail polish remover leave a residue on the frame ?







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 Post subject: Re: Sticky residue
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:39 pm 
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I would use white spirit before acetone :D


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 Post subject: Re: Sticky residue
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:59 pm 
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I'm outta acetone WD, but out of the selection of possibles I have, WD 40, washing up liquid, bleech, shaving gel, Mr Muscle oven cleaner, nail polish remover , Half tin's of Dulux (other brands available) assorted matt and satin paints, , nail polish remover might be the way to go, as I'm outta of acetone, but have white spirit, but know white spirit leaves a residue ?


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 Post subject: Re: Sticky residue
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Acetone = nail polish remover (I would steer clear / only use as a last resort).

WD40 would be my choice from your list.

Ref white spirt : It's rare that it leaves any residue (if used with clean rags) and the only things I have found it to leave behind is a very light misting on the surface which wipes off easily with a clean cloth when dry :D Is your bottle contaminated ?

WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Sticky residue
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:09 pm 
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Thanks for your input WD ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Sticky residue
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:15 pm 
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WD40 will work a treat!


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 Post subject: Re: Sticky residue
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Lighter petrol, the stuff you can buy in the news agents for Zippo lighters, works a treat on stickers and glue, leaves no residue and won't harm paint.


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 Post subject: Re: Sticky residue
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:22 pm 
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xerxes wrote:
Lighter petrol, the stuff you can buy in the news agents for Zippo lighters, works a treat on stickers and glue, leaves no residue and won't harm paint.


...swat I've used successfully before...or for the more patient...a hairdryer on hot and my thumb and a lot of rubbing!


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 Post subject: Re: Sticky residue
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:15 pm 
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WD40 always worked for me as well. Meths are usefull too.


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 Post subject: Re: Sticky residue
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:22 am 
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Autoglym tar and bug remover is what I use, designed to be used on paintwork for this exact purpose so zero chance of paint damage.

Carl.


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