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Hey guys, someone here at school put a swastica made of duct tape on a teachers hood and I'd like to know how to get it off. I haven't talked to the teacher about it yet but I walked by the car and left a business card with an offer to help. So what would be the best way to help? I have with me APC, DS, Car wash, SAH, wax, Restore, and BSG. Help me help someone, thanks :)

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I would try the APC first as you have some then I would go to GooGone, I think there is a water based version that should do the trick, then you know the rest of the normal wash/polish steps from there :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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Man, that sucks. I wouldn't try just pulling it off as it might take the paint with it. I'd suggest heating it with a hair dryer (yeah, I know. Long extension cord.) first to losen the glue. Then maybe try the fishing line trick .......... heat the tape and run a piece of fishing line underneath the tape. Someone once told me that WD40 will work on losening the residue too without hurting the paint because it's water based, but I haven't tried it. Once you get it all off, do like Bill said and folllow the normal polishing steps.

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Man, that sucks. I wouldn't try just pulling it off as it might take the paint with it. I'd suggest heating it with a hair dryer (yeah, I know. Long extension cord.) first to losen the glue. Then maybe try the fishing line trick .......... heat the tape and run a piece of fishing line underneath the tape. Someone once told me that WD40 will work on losening the residue too without hurting the paint because it's water based, but I haven't tried it. Once you get it all off, do like Bill said and folllow the normal polishing steps.

 

WD-40 should do the trick - it's what I've always used to cleanup after de-badging a car. And now for your useless fact of the day: WD-40 is not water-based - the "WD" stands for "Water Displacement" and the formula contains no water at all. You may win a bar bet with that one day!

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Once you get the adhesive residue off with the WD-40 you'll have to get the oil residue off, APC should work there, then a nice polish & wax. Trading detail jobs for grades? LOL

Let me know if I can help.

Bruce

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WD-40 should do the trick - it's what I've always used to cleanup after de-badging a car. And now for your useless fact of the day: WD-40 is not water-based - the "WD" stands for "Water Displacement" and the formula contains no water at all. You may win a bar bet with that one day!

 

:lolsmack:

You are correct and that's honestly what I meant but didn't know how to say it (or spell it :jester:). Thanks for clearing it up. :2thumbs:

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Thanks for the tips, guys. I'll have to pick up some WD-40. I haven't gotten a call from the teacher but I'm hoping that I do. It's really messed up when people mess with other people's cars, even if they are giving you a bad grade. It's just something you don't do. So I'm looking forward to helping them out if they call me :)

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3M adhesive remover is the best I've EVER used. EVER! Most body shops use it for removing decal residue and I see why...

 

WD-40 is like using water in comparison and a little of this goes a long way!

 

See below for link to it. I just bought more...:thumbsup:

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3M adhesive remover is the best I've EVER used. EVER! Most body shops use it for removing decal residue and I see why...

 

:iagree:with Chris, give that a go Brandon. Question: Is the car oxidized at all? Is there a clear coat in tact? Let us know what the year and make of the car is, and what the condition is like.

 

Thanks!:thumbsup:

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Looks like these guys use the same store software as ya'll do! :thumbsup:

 

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Hey Adam, I think one of your competitors sells this as well... Hint Hint Hint...

 

lol

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WD-40 should do the trick - it's what I've always used to cleanup after de-badging a car. And now for your useless fact of the day: WD-40 is not water-based - the "WD" stands for "Water Displacement" and the formula contains no water at all. You may win a bar bet with that one day!

 

Agreed, a little WD-40 should do the trick... then just follow up with your usual wash, clay, polish, wax routine to restore the shine and protection.

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