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Just spent 8hrs at the boat and got most of it off. WD-40 Didn't pentrate the tape even with several applications and time. It worked almost as well as the adhesive remover for any residue left behind.
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.
The key for me was starting with the easiest parts. If I started with the hard parts the job would have seemed impossible. I also got better when I reached the hard parts.
On the most difficult sections there was no way to avoid using a metal scraper.
Were you using regular blue "multi-day" masking tape, like 3M? I've used miles of that stuff and never been unable to soak it with WD40.
It sounds like you were using something else.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.