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Removing left behind Adhesive...

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by TheSellOut, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. TheSellOut

    TheSellOut Very Active Member

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    Maybe I'm just high from the Rapid Remover® but this seemed to work really well.

    Spray on Rapid Remover®, let sit for a minute, (here's the tip) use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser® to wipe adhesive off.

    It was just a couple of truck doors I cleared off...but it really went smooth...so I thought I would share!!
     
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  2. Bradster941

    Bradster941 Very Active Member

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    One thing that I’ve found that works really well after removing large panels is to spray down what’s left behind with your favorite remover till it gels into the “snot” balls when scraped with the little chisel.

    Then, take dish washing soap and water in a bucket, dip a old rag, wipe down the surface.
    A minute or two later, use the garden hose while wiping lightly with the rag.
     
  3. Gordy Saunders

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    Gasoline does it without turning it to snot. Remover cost $42.00 a gal.
    Gas $2.54. Gas works just as well.
     
  4. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Other than the fact you look like a hack and smell like gas for the rest of the day.
     
  5. mark in tx

    mark in tx Very Active Member

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    I've never had Rapid Remover burst into flames.
     
  6. TheSellOut

    TheSellOut Very Active Member

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    I must have been high because I tried this again yesterday and it did not work so good!
     
  7. PNH Jake

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    I just use the Rapid Remover and the Lil'Chisler. Works like a charm. After the bulk is gone I will spray with R.R. again and wipe down, then clean with soapy water or some other cleaner (I haven't had any bad chemical reactions yet...)

    If you read the packaging for the Magic Eraser it says NOT to use it on vehicle paint... I know someone who did and it took the clear coat right off...
     
  8. PNH Jake

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    As an aside... the stuff is kind of intoxicating... I try not to use it indoors too much... Starts off smelling nice -- "Oooo is that orange?" and then slowly kills brain cells...
     
  9. TheSellOut

    TheSellOut Very Active Member

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    yeah I can't stand it...always well ventilated, gloves, and mask!
     
  10. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    Rapid Remover works the best. I've tried other stuff and not so great and a lot of work.
     
  11. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    3M adhesive remover and a plastic razor blade. Has not failed yet.

    Gas? Hope he is not a smoker....
     
  12. signgal

    signgal Very Active Member

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    +1 My detailing pal gave me a spray bottle of something he discovered, to try. Haven't had a chance, yet. I'll let ya know.
     
  13. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    Been using Zep Big Orange degreaser and graffiti remover for awhile now. Works just as good as RR but at a much better price.
     
  14. threads1

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    Goo-Gone @ Home Depot.......still gotta do a little rubbing though.
     
  15. PNH Jake

    PNH Jake Member

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    Having used Goo-Gone, Orange Clean and other cleaners and struggled to clean vehicles and signs, I just about sh*t myself the first time I used Rapid Remover. It was like the skies opened and a light shone down on me -- I swear I heard angels singing. I won't go back... even if the Rapid Remover is bit more pricey, the amount of labor it saves is amazing.
     
  16. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    some time ago several of us tested the various concoctions of remover.

    All of them loosened the adhesive turned it into snot. But removing the snot was the challenge.

    The cheaper ones needed several tries to get it all off. So cheaper was not better. It took more of it to do the same work so in the long run it was more expensive. Plus it took more time.. Rapid Remover was the overall best.

    That was enough proof for us.
     
  17. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    I have found the RR to work the best with the least amount of work.
    I'd rather pay more for something if it actually does the job.
    Time is your friend, too.
    I line the floor with paper towels, spray the RR, leave it sit a little bit till it turns to glue to goo. Then use the Chizler and swoosh it down onto the paper towels.
    Re-spray with RR and wipe again with paper towels, then clean with Rapid Tac.
    II Jake you crack me up.
    Love....Jill
     
  18. Signworks of Algoma

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    I couldn't agree more, II Jake. I've used Goo-Gone. RR is like Goo-Gone X100.
     
  19. Gene@mpls

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    A bug sponge kept in a air sealing-type plastic box with a 1/2" of RR in it will
    take the residue off quickly. Has just the right amount of abrasion and can
    be easily cleaned.
     
  20. signgal

    signgal Very Active Member

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    Bug sponge?! Do tell....
     
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