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removing adhesive from plastic

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by slappy, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

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    Removed factory decals from a utv and tried rapid remover, but its dulling the plastic on the dump bed part which is black.

    Anything else recommended? any tricks / tips?
     
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  2. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Wd40
     
  3. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

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    Thanks Rex.... i ended up googling around after posting here and tried the wd and came back to post i found something.. takes freaking forever though to get it off with it.
     
  4. Sign-Man Signs

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    Sounds like something amiss on the black. Been using Rapid Remover for years and never a problem with or on anything other than sticking squeegee in my mouth. Total numbness. I'd call them and ask then for a fix or why. Excellent product.
     
  5. signcrafters london

    signcrafters london Very Active Member

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    Rapid Remover ruined several pieces of black plexi when I first started using it years ago. I won't use it on any plastic surface.
     
  6. BobM

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    Try a small area with brake fluid, a trick Si Allen taught me for paint on plastic.
     
  7. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

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    done already with wd40 with minimal dulling

    rapid remover has ruined a few things for me. never a customers, but stuff around the shop. those smoked bins that you get from staples that mount on the wall to store papers, yup, made it look smoggy if that's even a word. Even the clear ones it ruined.


    Bob, i'll keep the brake fluid idea in mind for next time, thanks Si always got good advice
     
  8. xanderortiz

    xanderortiz New Member

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    Does regular rubbing alcohol not work for this?
     
  9. ThinkRight

    ThinkRight Active Member

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    nope
    But finger nail polish remover would.
     
  10. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    Gas will also work
     
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