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While re-decorating the bathroom we left some duct tape on the white plastic bath for a couple of months.

Now there is a cream-coloured residue of the tape adhesive on the bath. Scraping very hard with a finger-nail takes minute bits off but at that rate it'll be a year before I get rid of it.

What is the best solvent to use on this surface to remove the residue?


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Hi Rix,

Soak it with a little white spirit to soften it, then scrape with soft plastic kitchen tool such as a spatula.

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I find a bit of heat from a hairdryer can help. Try that first before Simon's solvent approach,

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Hi there,

Got it off my windows, using my own spit and leaving it for 5 mins.

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You should bottle and market it Rico :lol:

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Thanks for the replies guys.

Tried white spirit -- nothing doing.

Soaking for 1/2 hour with WD40 seems to allow a little to be scraped off but it looks like this will take multiple attempts.

Maybe T-Cut is the thing. Does anyone know the active ingredient of T-Cut?


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Hi Rix,

T-Cut will scratch the bath! You will then have to polish out the scratches.

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You can get a dedicated product for removing glue residue it is called label remover, it works really well, but you should test it first to make sure it does not react :wink:

http://tinyurl.com/4gfpnpw

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You can get a dedicated product for removing glue residue it is called label remover, it works really well, but you should test it first to make sure it does not react :wink:

http://tinyurl.com/4gfpnpw


Many thanks for this, at last a solution [sorry for the pun] to all those "bits" left behind. Glad I joined this site just for this alone.

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I have just removed the Windows and the Intel stickers from my laptop and a good spray of WD40 onto a soft cloth removed all the sticky gunge that was left behind.
Also used it to remove glue from bathroom tiles when the small curtain hooks have broken in the past.

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