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|Author||Topic: duct tape|
posted 09-05-2002 05:54 PM ET (US)
I recently purchased a 78 montauk. the seller duct taped a for sale sign to either side of the hull. how do i remove the sticky tacky remnants of the tape without screwing up the gel coat?
posted 09-05-2002 06:00 PM ET (US)
Acetone... it works
ps. don't forget to use rubber gloves
posted 09-05-2002 06:07 PM ET (US)
You're sure that it won't eat through the gel coat?
posted 09-05-2002 06:24 PM ET (US)
pretty sure, i just use it to take the black tape off my center console. (which had been factory install 20 years ago) it worked like a champ!!
but i'm serious, remember to use rubber gloves!!
posted 09-05-2002 06:35 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the advice. I also need to get that black tape off my console in a bit (not really in that bad of shape yet). Did you replace it?
posted 09-05-2002 06:41 PM ET (US)
Gentlemen- Acetone will do the trick. Won't harm the boat's finish. After the muck is off use a little light rubbing compound (Mc's or 3M) and hit the water. David
posted 09-05-2002 06:50 PM ET (US)
I was told I could use the "goof-off" product from a non-boater. Sure glad I didn
't listen to him. Thanks folks.
posted 09-05-2002 06:54 PM ET (US)
WD-40; and it will not hurt the finish.
posted 09-05-2002 06:59 PM ET (US)
haven't replaced the tape yet but i plan to.
the console is currently out of the boat and i'm in the process of COMPLETELY refinishing it.
so far i've riped everything off (gauges, throttle, helm, instruments, handrail, hatches, windsheld). I found that the two plywood backing plates which help mount the console to the deck were in bad shape so i've grinded them out and i've started filling in all misc. screw holes with marinetex
now i'm in the process of re-laminating the two pieces of plywood backing, painting the interior of the console and sanding the exterior (which is gelcoated).
then i'll probably replace the black tape.
i've been photographing everything and i sould have a website up soon.
posted 09-05-2002 07:03 PM ET (US)
Sounds like you have a large project on your hands. I hope you're in the water soon. Good luck!
posted 09-05-2002 08:06 PM ET (US)
posted 09-05-2002 08:47 PM ET (US)
duct tape... I had to chk this topic..
Anyway, WD-40 is definately the s#%t, I had a building permit duct taped to my front door, and the wd did the trick, with zero residue. You may need 2 cans, but it'll clean it off.
posted 09-06-2002 12:07 AM ET (US)
Duct tape is good stuff for some things, but
it really falls apart in the sun. Some good
The blue masking tape if it doesn't need to
Recently, you can now find it in some
posted 09-06-2002 01:10 PM ET (US)
Try Goo-Be-Gone; available in most any hardware, discount, or drug store. Have seen it at Ace, TrueValue, Menards, Walgreens, Target, and the like. Also works for removing the gummy stuff left behind when removing velcro. -- LKS
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