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Old 01-26-2014, 09:54 AM   #1
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Tape Goo on Plastic Window

Ok, the dealership stepped up and replaced my rear soft top window as they promised before I agreed to purchase the vehicle. As I was driving down the road the other day I noticed that there was a spot where the view was warped a little as I looked through the rear window. Upon closer inspection I realized there was a piece of clear packaging tape on the inside of the window. How can I remove the adhesive residue without damaging or scratching the window? Any tips are appreciated.

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Old 01-26-2014, 10:13 AM   #2
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Goo gone works on a lot of stuff. Never tried it on soft top window though.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:17 AM   #3
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Have to be REALLY careful with GooGone on clear, plastic surfaces that you want to see through. It can cause a haze.

I'd suggest rubbing alcohol on a microfiber cloth.

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Old 01-26-2014, 10:19 AM   #4
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I used the automotive Goo Gone on a soft rag and it worked fantastic. Once the residue was gone, I immediately cleaned it off with plain water on a soft rag and hit it with some Pledge


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Old 01-26-2014, 10:44 AM   #5
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I didn't know they made an 'automotive' Goo Gone. Thanks for the heads up!

Personally though, I would still do a spot test somewhere hidden to make sure it didn't have any bad reactions. I may be a little too paranoid though...
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:59 AM   #6
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Rubbing alcohol would also be very bad on the vinyl window.
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great info here. i would've just used rubbing alcohol or something. glad i didn't chime in!

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Rubbing alcohol would also be very bad on the vinyl window.
Would you mind explaining why the rubbing alcohol is bad? I've never heard that and I've used it in other things and haven't seen a problem.

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Old 01-26-2014, 12:40 PM   #9
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Vinyl is a petroleum product. Alcohol and petroleum products do not mix well. It will dry out and cloud the window.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:46 PM   #10
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Vinyl is a petroleum product. Alcohol and petroleum products do not mix well. It will dry out and cloud the window.
Thanks! I guess now that I think about it, I've used alcohol on glass but never on vinyl.

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Another suggestion however this MAY be more time consuming. They make plastic window polish/ scratch remover......I use this frequently around here and it works great.....but I get mad at myself when it dirtys up the rag cause I missed somehting when I was cleaning. My point..it does clean the windows, and I have used it to remove tar on the plastic windows....not sure how much of a PIA it would be to get "glue residue" off. But I do know it won't hurt the windows.
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I actually learned the hard way with my CJ back in the day. Back then the windows were part of the top itself. Screw up the windows and it's a whole new top.
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I didn't know they made an 'automotive' Goo Gone. Thanks for the heads up!



Personally though, I would still do a spot test somewhere hidden to make sure it didn't have any bad reactions. I may be a little too paranoid though...

Yeah, I'm not sure what the difference is with the "automotive" one, but I put it all over the plastic window with no problems at all.


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You guys aren't going to believe this. I just got a reply from Bestop and they said to use mayo or smooth peanut butter to remove the adhesive residue without scratching the window. I guess I'll try it. I'll post how it works.
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Make sure you use some Wonderbread to wipe it off
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WD40 also works but what ever you decide to use for a solvent make sure you use a clean micro fiber towel and not paper towels or a cotton rag.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:28 AM   #18
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mayo or vegetable oil works, just just a bit of microfiber cloth to polish it afterwards or do it at a car wash and spray it clean afterwards.
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I knew mayonnaise and peanut butter worked to get bubble gum out of hair, carpets, etc., but I was afraid to suggest it for sticker residue without trying it first and looking like an idiot.

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Packaging Tape Residue

Use a new piece of packaging tape and dab/stick the residue repeatedly until it is all lifted off.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:33 AM   #21
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This weekend I tried using the methods that Bestop gave me. Tried the mayo first and it did nothing to remove the tape goo. Then I tried the peanut butter. Same result. I felt a little silly after that but the peanut butter proved to be a tasty snack while I worked on the window with Goo Gone which did the trick. Then I used Bestop window cleaner to finish the job and get the oily residue left behind from the Goo Gone off my window. Looks great now.

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