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Some of the tape was either scotch or 3m brand, there was some that was another brand. I believe its called painters tape. The fact that it was on a vertical surface made it difficult to soak. The varnish on much of it may have also been a confounding factor.

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Some of the tape was either scotch or 3m brand, there was some that was another brand. I believe its called painters tape. The fact that it was on a vertical surface made it difficult to soak. The varnish on much of it may have also been a confounding factor.
That's the stuff - Scotch brand IS 3M by the way. The varnish covering would certainly seal it off from the WD40.

If it happens in the future, try peeling a bit up and getting the WD under the tape, on the glue and slowly peel it away, squirting or dribbling it on as you go. I have sometimes had to work my way along like that.
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I have to remove blue tape often on my rebuild. WD40 + scotchbrite pad works wonders

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I'd try a product called "Goof-Off" from your local paint store. Based on Xylene and Methyl Carbitol.

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This is precisely why I always use cheap electrical tape for paint lines. It's flexible, hopes a clean line and removes easily. I've had it on my waterline for weeks and it comes off with no residue. $1.00 a roll at Job lot.

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I was able to peel off a considerable about of tape using a credit card in one hand to keep it coming up. The credit card seems to be the best scraper.
It's funny how the credit card is the most expedient tool to fix most problems!
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