I bodged my wing mirror with sellotape, and foolishly left it like that
for months. There's now a sticky residue left on the paintwork.
Can I safely use methylated spirit to remove that? (Safe for the
paintwork - I won't be drinking it.)
Test it somewhere it won't show if it hazes the top layer coat. Most of
the modern paint finishes are base coat with clear varnish on top. The
modern eco friendly varnishes are nowhere near as resilient against
solvent attack (and I have had problems with masking tape residues).
Swarfega is a lot more benign and will usually soften sellotape tack.
Well good luck with that CPC used to make a glue remover that claimed to be
safe on car paint but if it has changed recently then I'd have imaginined
many more people wouldbe having troubles by now.
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With a similar problem, where old cellotape had left a residue on a
painted cabinet, I found that it could be removed without damaging the
surface by repeatedly dabbing with fresh sellotape. It also works for
removing the sticky residue from hard plastic packaging after taking off
the price label.
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