masking tape vs chrome ?

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masking tape vs chrome ?

Post by LARRY-7E » Tue Nov 1st, 2005 11:18

Hello to all Is there an easy way to remove masking tape from chrome that has been on there for twenty some odd years, other than lighter fluid and my fingernail ? fingernails ?? larry

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Post by Specialdeluxe » Fri Dec 9th, 2005 12:59

There are these products which can be found at hardware stores.

Valspar Goof-Off
http://www.valspar.com/val/resident/goof-off.jsp

Goo Gone
http://www.magicamerican.com/googone.shtml
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Post by LARRY-7E » Fri Dec 30th, 2005 10:35

Paul thanks but, FYI Goo Gone, nor Goof Off touched the tape. I guess it's back to the fingernails and lighter fluid. Larry

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Post by Specialdeluxe » Fri Dec 30th, 2005 10:19

O.K. did you try:

WD-40

Goo Gone Pro-Power from Home Depot

Alcohol (Methyl Hydrate)

Mineral Spirits

Gasoline

There's also this stuff.

http://www.duckproducts.com/products/de ... 2&plid=441
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Post by LARRY-7E » Sat Jan 14th, 2006 3:16

PAUL, YES, YES. YES, YES, YES, AND BRAKE FLUID, DESIL FUEL, FINGERNAIL POLISH REMOVER, LEAD ADDITIVE TO GASOLINE. IT'S SLOWLY COMING OFF BUT I STILL HAVE ABOUT TEN OF FIFTEEN INCHES STILL TO GO. I'LL KEEP PICKING AWAY AT IT. THANKS AGAIN LARRY

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Wow - Sounds like new stainless is in order

Post by Johnny_S » Thu Feb 2nd, 2006 9:47

Larry, have you tried a polishing wheel on your electric drill with some mild stainless polishing compound?

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Post by LARRY-7E » Thu Feb 16th, 2006 11:03

No I haven't but, I have put that on my list of things to try. Thank you Johnny.

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Polishing compounds and tape Gooo.

Post by Johnny_S » Thu Feb 16th, 2006 12:18

I'd use the least abrasive version that I could find....ie a true polishing compound. Then I would try it on a piece of similar chrome plated material OTHER than the target piece just to make sure it doesn't just tear the piece to "H". And, I would keep the speed down as low as you can control it to.

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