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Old 02-27-2002, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
Murray von Kanada
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Can I use nail polish remover to remove left-over adhesive without damaging vinyl?

Took the airbag stickers off the visors and there's only a little bit of sticker glue residue left over.<br> <br> Can I use nail polish remover to get rid of the excess, or will that damage the vinyl?<br> <br> Thanx
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Old 02-27-2002, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't use nail polish remover. I'd use WD-40 or Goo-Gone.

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Old 02-27-2002, 12:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Use WD40, nail polish remover might be too caustic.

WD40 gets rid of adhesive by lubricating the stickiness off, nail polish is acetone and it removes it by desolving adhesive.
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Old 02-27-2002, 01:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No! Nail polish remover will leach chemicals from plastic and vinyl.

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Old 02-27-2002, 01:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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WD40 sounds like a safe bet, and rubbing alcohol will work as

well, but be sure to color fast test it. Especially given the painted dash situation on our SLK's.
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Old 02-27-2002, 02:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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OK! I'll step back from the acetone, but won't WD-40 leave an oily residue?

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Old 02-27-2002, 02:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Then spread the oily residue around (like protectant) LOL

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Old 02-27-2002, 02:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Use the nail polish remover to remove the oily residue.

J/K<br> <br>
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Old 02-27-2002, 02:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sure, but SimpleGreen will easily clean what little WD

remains. You can even spray the same on a cloth and rub it, rotating the towel frequently. Again, I suggest testing a spot in a not so obvious place to make sure it won't color fast, even with WD-40. It's still a petroleum base product and some paints may react the same.
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Old 02-27-2002, 04:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Most adhesives will dissolve in harmless baseball glove oil.

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