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For hurricane season we removed the solar vent on the Lexan hatch & taped it down. Now it's time to remove tape that has been there 2 months. I started to peel it up yesterday to get a feel. It's definitely going to leave residue. I don't want it use the wrong stuff & damage the lexan hatch. Ideas?

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Soak in mineral spirits or very lightweight 'machine' oil to soften, then remove. The 'residuals' will be easily removed with "Goo-Gone™, available from supermarkets, drugstores and hardware stores Home - Goo Gone
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Goo gone or Go Off will do the job. Available at Lowes or Home Depot.
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50/50 mix of alcohol and ammonia works great.
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goof off at any local store.
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WD40, some of that goo remover is seriously damaging to plastics.
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WD 40 works well. Had the same problem, taped over holes where instrument head had been stolen. I used duct-tape. When it came time to remove the tape - which had been baked in the sun, the residue was a mess. Tried various solvents, including acetone - no luck. WD40 worked wonders.
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Good Old Mineral Spirits......disolves the adhesive and if you use the odorless, after washing with detergent you never know it was there
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There is a citrus based Goof-Off that is safe for plastics and acrylics. It works pretty well.
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