How to get rid of stiicky adhesive on the top of the car's stereo?

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Old 02-17-07, 02:31 PM
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How to get rid of stiicky adhesive on the top of the car's stereo?

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I had stuck a decorative piece on top of the car's stereo (to be more specific the space over the middle AC vent in the car) with an adhesive pad. Upon removing the decorative piece, the adhesive did not come out completely and also left an impression. Can anyone please help me figure out, what should I use to get rid off the impression and adhesive. Great thanks.
 
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Old 02-17-07, 03:17 PM
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Depends on the adhesive, but denatured alcohol, or paint thinner may loosen it, or try 'goop-off', available at home/hardware stores. Try it on an out of the way spot on the dash material to make sure it does not damge the material.
 
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WD40 on a rag.
 
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Old 02-17-07, 03:53 PM
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You have to be very carefull with some adhesive removers.
I have one called "Goof Off" and it works well on most adhesives but it also eats some finishes.

The safest IMO is WD-40 as Mackey recommended.
 
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I vote WD40 as well. What is the "impression" of which you speak?
 
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lighter fluid

Lighter fluid will not eat plastic I have used it on a brand new VCR face plate. Thet always stick stickers on them.
 
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I'm in the charcoal lighter fluid camp. I use it to remove excess glue when installing vinyl flooring and it wipes it right off without hurting the finish to the vinyl. I've also used it to get the old glue off where various types of tape were left too long and that comes right off also. I used it in an old library once to help them relabel a bunch of shelves and the old labels had been there for years and it still took the old glue off without hurting the finish on the old wooden shelves.
 
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I always try a little warm, soapy water first (don't soak the area espcially if is in and around the stereo, dab a sponge and keep drying cloths handy). Some adhesives will disolve with just that. If that doesn't work, I would then go with either the WD40 or the lighter fluid method. You just don't want to eat into the plastic surface, and some adhesive solvents do that.
 
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Old 03-18-07, 07:41 AM
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Smile Lighter fluid?

Thanks much for all your valuable replies. I'll begin trying from the safest method. I'll try using warm soapy water first. Can you please tell me what do you mean by lighter fluid? Thanks once again.
 
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lighter fluid

Lighter fluid is nothing more then alpatic naphtha the fuel used in Zippo lighters. Comes in small 8 oz containers from any supermarket. You can find it close to were they sell cancer sticks.
It works awsome it removes glue tar etc. Do not use goop off on plastic I repeat dont ues goop off it will melt plastic. Use lighter fluid and a soft rag for best results.
 

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