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 Post subject: Tape Residue Cleanup Cape Fear Build
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:23 pm 
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I used duct tape to mask my touch up work on the hull seams. Tape was on for about 8 hours but left a lot of residue. Lots of elbow grease got most of it, but there are still a few spots that are troublesome. I've tried acetone and paint thinner (separately) but it's still there. Is there a safe solvent that will get this off or is scraping the only remedy? "Out, out, damned spot!" :|

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 Post subject: Re: Tape Residue Cleanup Cape Fear Build
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:31 pm 
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Try some lighter fluid


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 Post subject: Re: Tape Residue Cleanup Cape Fear Build
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:04 pm 
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The best thing I've found for glue stains is solvent naphtha, also sold as mineral turpentine, turpentine substitute, white spirit or dry cleaning fluid. These may be slight variations but are essentially similar. The lighter fluid as suggested by Fishcarver may be part of the same family but I'm not sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Tape Residue Cleanup Cape Fear Build
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:28 pm 
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if you get some naphtha take same precautions you would with gasoline.


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 Post subject: Re: Tape Residue Cleanup Cape Fear Build
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:19 pm 
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Thanks, all. The lighter fluid (and a bit of scraping on the tough spots) did the trick. I wanted to be careful with the solvents in case something got into the uncoated wood that would cause bonding issues with the epoxy. I got the outside seams glassed by Sunday evening- looking a lot more finished already. Will try to post more pics in the builder's log in a day or so. Too much work and not enough boatbuilding.


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