Re: What removes sticker residue without hurting the blue paint?

G Hopper

One more vote: Goo gone is my go to. I learned about it from a woman who
refurbished photographic enlargers years ago. Mild and didn't damage
anything, but worked amazingly on adhesives and grease. Has a pleasant
smell too.


On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 8:35 PM, David M <> wrote:

I've used WD40 with good results. Most paints seem to tolerate it well.
As with any old finish, rubbing will likely damage it. I spray a small
amount of it on the sticker, let it rest for a few minutes, spray again,
and the sticker usually comes right off, leaving what's left of the
adhesive mostly dissolved. A paper towel soaked with WD40 takes care of
the residue.
Don't know what's in WD40, or what's different from GoofOff, but, as with
almost EVERYTHING else, use at your own risk.

Dave M

On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 07:10 pm, Dennis Tillman W7PF wrote:

A far too common problem I have no solution for yet:

What will remove sticker residue on Tek blue paint without harming the

Stay away from GOOF OFF. Its active ingredient is XYLENE, which dissolves
paint very quickly. Don't ask me how I know :(

Isopropyl alcohol is very mild on most things but it does poorly against
sticker residue and often you have to rub the affected area to get the
to come off. The rubbing removes some blue paint and mars the finish so
is no good.

Would boiling water soften the sticker residue and leave the paint alone
would it siften the paint as well.

Suggestions are welcome.

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