Here's the deal, some of you may remember that when I bought my car the previous owner had vinyls all over the car and I had the dealership remove them. The problem is that there is some leftover residue, mostly on the bottoms of the doors from the feathers he had on the sides. You cant see it unless the car is really really dirty but you can feel where the stickers were which I always do when I wash the car obviously.
I was thinking about using Goo Gone / Goof Off (I think we have goof off at the house) to try removing the adhesive residue but I am worried that it will damage/strip the paint. I tried Googling it and it brought me to a Honda board and they said it's safe to use but I don't want to take their word on it. Anybody know if it will hurt the paint or is it safe to use?
(07/01/11 - 08/12/2014): SOLD 1999 Firebird Formula A4: Stalled w/ Bolt Ons - 326rwhp 322rwtq tuned by Andrew at Complete Street
The above mentioned are ok. You can even use stronger solvent like MEK to remove scuffs (paint tranfer,etc).Just don,t rub too long or leave a solvent soaked wrag sitting on it. At worst from mek, you need a little minor buffing.
Goo gone is mainly toluene.
Ok so Goof Off on something like a cotton ball or small washcloth would be ok as long as i don't rub it super hard or leave it sit on it?
You actually want it to sit for a min so it can do its work on the adhesive gunk before you start rubbing at it. Don't worry about it hurting the paint, it wont. I sprayed it directly on the car and after letting it sit for about 5 minutes, I sprayed it once more and then just used my finger to rub it off.
A shop used this overkill plastic wrap around my engine bay while they were working on my car. When we pulled it off there was a f*%k-ton of residue left all over the front of my car. 3 car washes didn't get rid of it. Goo Gone took it off. Granted, I had to work at it for a while, but it worked. Didn't do a bit of harm to my paint.
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