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Old 10-30-2010, 05:29 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Tip for removing adhesive/glue

Well, today I tried, and finally succeeded, in removing one of those transparent adhesives to protect the headlights. Since one of the borders was lifting, I thought it would be quick to remove it.

After peeling the adhesive, I tried what most people probably have at home and swear by: Goo-gone. No help, the layer was very thick. I also read that WD-40 was good, also not much better. Finally, I went to Autozone and got PB Blaster, which was better, but my job would still take the entire day.

Finally, I just thought I should try something to mechanically remove the adhesive, and got a small plastic broad knife... after this, the job took 10 minutes.

So, if I have to do this again, I would:
- Generously apply one of the above (Goo-gone, WD40 or PB Blaster). They are probably not that much different, though if I had it available, I'd try PB Blaster.
- Wait. And then wait some more (10-20 mins). That's when the adhesive becomes really soft
- Remove everything with the broad knife (plastic only !).

So, FWIW, just leaving this one here. Maybe some (most ?) of you know this, but it took me a while to find info online.

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Old 10-31-2010, 05:06 AM   #2
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another is avon skin so soft but as with all these removers they must be given time to work and lets face it in todays world who wants to wait
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:09 AM   #3
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Wurth Citrus Degreaser is the best for removing adhesive residue.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:19 AM   #4
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3M Adhesive Remover - will not harm paint

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