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Window Mask -- Sticky goo left over

Old 05-21-2006, 02:19 PM
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I just painted my Protoform Stratus 3.0 AP last night and let it dry overnight. When I pulled off the window masks, there was a lot of goo or sticky adhesive left over. It's kind of hard to explain.

Does anyone know how to get this stuff out without ruining the paint? Thanks
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Old 05-21-2006, 02:24 PM
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Might not work but try reapplying the mask several times, eventually it MIGHT take it all off.. thats from my experience anyway..

If you cant get it off like that, you could try carefully using some alcohol or aftershave or deodorant (not antipersperant) on a paper towel.
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Rubbing alcohol will work great and not fog the windows
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I just ran into this with my masks. How I got it off, I took a hair dryer, heat up the area, then with masking tape, dab off the goo. Next time, take a hair dryer heat up the mask then remove the mask.
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Old 05-21-2006, 05:41 PM
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i usually use some methylated spirits...works good for me and dosnt fog up windows
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I was thinking......I just did a Mazda 6 last week and had the same problem, and I never had before, at least to to the extreme this one was, probably 25 bodies or so and never really had a problem. I wonder if Protoform changed the mask matierial or something?
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Old 05-21-2006, 09:11 PM
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Thanks for the info, I'll try this later on.

This too is the first time after painting at least 10 Protoform bodies that I ran into this problem. Even HPI doesn't have this problem.
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This is normal. All tapes/stickers leaves sticky adhesive behine if it is left for more than 1 or 2 days. I use tissue tape & this happens to me all the time. Just wipe it off with alcohol.
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Just buy a bottle of Dynamite Body Cleaner from your local hobby shop, It also works great on overspray..Best part it was designed for this..
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goo gone works perfect and wont bother the paint.
a high quality masking will not leave a residue..
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I just got mine off with some rubbing alcohol and a little elbow grease. Next time I'll probably make my own window masks.
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Rubbing alcohol will do the trick as stated above. I also noticed a few recent bodies by Protoform and Proline have been leaving residue.
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use rubber cement thinner..
removed all sticky substance with no residue.
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