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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 12:36 PM
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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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 12:41 PM
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I wouldn't use nail polish remover. I'd use WD-40 or Goo-Gone.

post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 12:42 PM
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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.
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 01:15 PM
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No! Nail polish remover will leach chemicals from plastic and vinyl.

post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 01:36 PM
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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.
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 02:16 PM
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OK! I'll step back from the acetone, but won't WD-40 leave an oily residue?

post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 02:19 PM
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Then spread the oily residue around (like protectant) LOL

post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 02:40 PM
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Use the nail polish remover to remove the oily residue.

J/K<br> <br>
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 02:52 PM
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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.
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 04:02 PM
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Most adhesives will dissolve in harmless baseball glove oil.

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