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Posted by 2qtslow on Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:17 PM

Goofy62

 

2qtslow
I first tried Tamiya Fine polish. That removed some of it, but it looked like it would take an awful lot of polish to get all of it. So, I bought some Goof-Off and it worked pretty well, although I still need to go back and do another round. It seems like working on several models at once means that none of them ever get finished!
 

 

 

That's precisely why I always work on one at a time.

 

It's very easy to get complacent when you never reach the end.

 

 I guess that is why you are smarter than I am.  I ruined a lot of models as an impatient kid, and now I want to do three things at once as an impatient old man.

 

I am also fighting with the result of some impatient equipment choices, but that is a whole 'nother story.

 

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:41 PM

2qtslow
I first tried Tamiya Fine polish. That removed some of it, but it looked like it would take an awful lot of polish to get all of it. So, I bought some Goof-Off and it worked pretty well, although I still need to go back and do another round. It seems like working on several models at once means that none of them ever get finished!
 

That's precisely why I always work on one at a time.

It's very easy to get complacent when you never reach the end.

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    May 2020
Posted by 2qtslow on Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:37 PM
I first tried Tamiya Fine polish. That removed some of it, but it looked like it would take an awful lot of polish to get all of it. So, I bought some Goof-Off and it worked pretty well, although I still need to go back and do another round. It seems like working on several models at once means that none of them ever get finished!
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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, May 22, 2020 4:25 PM

You can use WD-40 to remove tape adhesive.

Just be certain that if you plan on painting anything over the treated surface you wash it thoroughly with soap and water afterwards.

 

 

 

 

Steve

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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:14 PM

I think I would try a product like Goo Gone. It removes tape and price tag stickum very well. Test it on an inconspicuous place first, like overspray on the inside of the body. Use a soft cloth moistened with the Goo Gone and gently rub the stickum away.

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Trevor

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Removing tape tack
Posted by 2qtslow on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:51 AM

I've recently returned to the hobby and seem to be trying to find all the mistakes at once.

I set out to add a chrome trim strip to an Aoshima MGB with Alclad.  I masked both sides of the strip with Tamiya 5mm flexi tape and then decided to loosely cover the rest of the car with Frogtape to protect against random overspray (aside: I used a ridiculous amount of Alclad to cover a very small area - making an expensive product seem even more expensive).

I have Frogtaped at least once before with no adverse effects, but this time a fair amount of tackiness remained on the paint when I removed the tape.  What is a good way to restore the finish of the paint without actually removing the paint.  That paint, FWIW, is Tamiya Sky Blue Acrylic, an attempt at imitating MGB's Iris Blue.

 

 

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