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Posted: 7/18/2008 1:44:54 PM EDT
Last fall I covered my carbine with camo tape. The instructions said the glue would not come off the tape and stick to the gun parts......wrong! It did and now I have a sticky carbine.

What do I need to remove this sticky stuff without harming the finish?

Thanks
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 1:56:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 1:59:57 PM EDT
"Goo Gone" is a great citrus based cleaner that should do the trick, you can get it at any grocery store. I've never used it on firearms before but having used it on just about everything else I don't think it'll hurt.

It DOES leave a strong citrus odor though!
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 3:42:12 PM EDT
+1 for Goo Gone. Just a little goes a long way. If the glue is stubborn, just put a bit on the glue and let it sit for a few minutes. It should soften it enough to just wipe it off.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 5:43:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fearless:
"Goo Gone" is a great citrus based cleaner that should do the trick, you can get it at any grocery store. I've never used it on firearms before but having used it on just about everything else I don't think it'll hurt.

It DOES leave a strong citrus odor though!


+1!

I'm a Federal Technician (Small Arms Repairman) for the FMS shop out of Salem and we use THAT for most of the stuff WE need to take off (Mainly old taped-on admin' numbers that've changed to make way for the new ones that're coming out in our area with the Sams-E maintenence system).

Stuff works pretty good.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 6:26:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 6:59:09 PM EDT
acetone a tamer version is fingernail polish remover. coleman fuel or lighter fluid.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 7:36:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By QUIB:
WD40


+1

WD-40 also works on chewing gun, soap-scum, and a host of other things.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 7:51:22 PM EDT
Nothing wrong with WD40 but I reach for the bottle of GooGone first. Every time.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 6:04:35 AM EDT
Goo-Gone ++1
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 6:05:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 2:47:59 PM EDT by QUIB]
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:19:29 AM EDT
I find Goof Off works better then goo gone on dried tape and paint residue .
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 1:27:56 PM EDT
Alcohol should do the trick.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 1:54:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By QUIB:
WD40


+1
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 2:58:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 2:58:33 PM EDT by I-M-A-WMD]

Originally Posted By GTwannabe:
Alcohol should do the trick.


Uh, oh! Mixing the "Who hit John" w/ firearms is a no-no.

I've used zippo lighter fluid in the past, because I had it handy as well as WD40 for the same reason.

Goo gone would work if you have it. (Ditto the comments on the Citrus smell)

Sly
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 2:56:58 PM EDT
Regular old Hoppe's # 9 will work too...
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