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Removing gaffer tape from lead flashing

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by platforminc, 2 May 2020.

  1. platforminc

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    Hi all.

    Unfortunately I have some gaffer tape used to protect lead flashing from render mess. Due to the covid stuff it was left there for a long time and it got stuck.

    What i did was to use hair dryer to heat it and remove some of the most stubborn part of it. The picture attached is what I am left with. Any idea of how i can remove it ?

    I tried vinegar on a small area, it's not working and discolouring the lead.

    Thanks in advance.

    Before
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    After
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  3. magicmushroom666

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    Oh I made this mistake taping up a broken window on a car, then leaving the tape on for too long! I think in the end I used petrol to dissolve it, certainly took something strong like that or acetone and plenty of elbow grease. Not sure what that would do to the lead though.
     
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    Try zippo lighter fluid ( or a cheap version)
     
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    I used WD40, although i read that rubbing alcohol would also work. I will post the result up now.
     
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    Pink paste cleaning product and a non scratch scourer. Works every time! Best £1 I’ve ever spent.
     
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    What's the pink paste product called?
     
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