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Old    Ronia (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-16-2006, 9:14 AM Reply   
Finally uncovered the boat last night and some of the tape from the shrinkwrap left it's sticky stuff on the fiberglass and rubrail. What's the best/easiest way to get this off?? I was thinking acetone ....
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-16-2006, 9:27 AM Reply   
Goo Gone...
Old    Wakejunky (wakejunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-16-2006, 10:01 AM Reply   
Acetone....all those other cleaners are Acetone derivatives.

Chris
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Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       05-16-2006, 10:31 AM Reply   
I second the goo-gone
Old    George Aslinger (mobv)      Join Date: Jun 2002       05-16-2006, 10:35 AM Reply   
If you get acetone on rubber components be careful. It will soften the rubber and distort the shape if you rub to hard. Ok on gel coat and stainless rub rail.
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-16-2006, 11:29 AM Reply   
3rd for Goo Gone (citric acid)
Old    B. Eriksen (scanboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2005       05-16-2006, 1:25 PM Reply   
yup. go for a citrus cleaner. 3m has a pretty good one. disolves all glue and sticky crap but does no harm whatsoever to paint or fiberglass
Old    Richard (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       05-16-2006, 2:55 PM Reply   
WD-40 will take it off without harming the rubber or the fiberglass.
Old    Brett Wilson (fyrdawg29)      Join Date: Mar 2006       05-16-2006, 7:07 PM Reply   
WD-40...
Old    Michael Bouchard (mbouchard)      Join Date: May 2006       05-16-2006, 8:09 PM Reply   
we use the goo gone at the dealership - don't get it on the upholstry - it will make oil marks.
Old    David Polk (smackus)      Join Date: Apr 2004       05-16-2006, 8:22 PM Reply   
3M makes a spray on adhesive remover. Available at all auto parts stores
Old    Jory (carcrz)      Join Date: Mar 2006       05-16-2006, 8:30 PM Reply   
goo gone or any citrus based cleaner.
Old    Ronia (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-16-2006, 8:30 PM Reply   
thanks guys. I'll get to work!
Old    Psyclone (cyclonecj)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-16-2006, 9:06 PM Reply   
Cheap brake cleaner in a spray can from Zona del Auto. It won't melt gelcoat like acetone. It will also dissolve 5200 sealant if you are installing a thru hull. Spray on, wipe off.
Old    eric fox (fox)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-17-2006, 7:52 AM Reply   
WD 40 also works, but personally I recommend the use of Goo Gone. It works easily to get the state sticker off the boat each year. I also have found other uses for it. $5 at Lowe's.

Eric
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-17-2006, 9:10 AM Reply   
Thread JACK!
Cool Goo Gone story! Had an entire bottle of Thread lock(the blue) blow up in my basement a few years ago... It got all over the carpet and smelled awful... For 2 months I tried to get that stain and smell out and it wouldn't work... finally tried Goo Gone and it took it right out with some scrubbing! Smell was gone too! Amazing...

(Jack over...)

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