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I put masking paper tape crosses over my windows to avoid them getting broken .

Thought it would be easy to remove 🙄

I’ve scrubbed , tried cif etc but as you can see the imagine of a cross remains . 😕

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6 minutes ago, James Newport said:

White spirit?

Yeah I’m not sure .

Google also says white vinegar etc. 

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that was more a general question if you'd tried it...

 

white spirit has always worked on tape residue for me, combined with a window scraper if it's really stubborn goo

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31 minutes ago, pocster said:

I’ve scrubbed , tried cif etc but as you can see the imagine of a cross remains . 😕


Please don’t use abrasives …

 

Go and buy a big tin of Multisolve - it will remove the residue. 

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14 minutes ago, PeterW said:


Please don’t use abrasives …

 

Go and buy a big tin of Multisolve - it will remove the residue. 

Ct1 multi solve you mean ??

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23 minutes ago, James Newport said:

The thing is I can’t feel the residue . Even gently used a Stanley knife - nothing . It’s like it’s in the glass rather than on it 

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3 minutes ago, pocster said:

Ct1 multi solve you mean ??


yes 

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1 minute ago, pocster said:

The thing is I can’t feel the residue . Even gently used a Stanley knife - nothing . It’s like it’s in the glass rather than on it 

wow, that was some good tape!

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Multisolve, WD-40, Big Wipes (the ones in the yellow tub).

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37 minutes ago, James Newport said:

 

wow, that was some good tape!

It was just crappy cheap decorators masking tape!

Didn't expect it to fight me.

 

Multi solve ordered !

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Should have used windolene instead of tape.

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10 minutes ago, Declan52 said:

Should have used windolene instead of tape.

In another life I will .

I’ve got lots to do differently in my reincarnated next life . Knowing my (expletive deleted)ing luck I’ll come back as myself 

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Posted (edited)

Tried to take a photo but of course it doesn’t show up .

ct1 multisolve has done a pretty good job . But it’s still easy to see a cross smear where the tape was - 😕

I’ve got 4 of these I may have f up 😡

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I just use baby wipes and then a standard glass cleaner / polish …… I find it hard to believe that the glue on the tape can penetrate the glass….. are the windows coated in something fancy ?  

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Glass has a very bumpy pitted surface (unless coated) so anything sticky can be a pain to remove as you only wipe the tops off

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Agreed wd40 is surprisingly good. Also try paraffin or white spirits.

No abrasives.

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53 minutes ago, Cpd said:

I just use baby wipes and then a standard glass cleaner / polish …… I find it hard to believe that the glue on the tape can penetrate the glass….. are the windows coated in something fancy ?  

Nope . What is strange is I gave up on one cross and tried another . That one after a bit of elbow grease and multisolve has come up pretty good .

I can only assume I might of used different tape on this window . Going to try the other 2 now ….

Will try the other suggestions on the worst pane .

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While on sticky labels. I had trouble with Wickes pre-painted mdf skirtings.

The factory (who I think provide multiple retailers) put the reference labels on the good sides.

That refused to come off without taking the paint with it.

Apart from slow, careful, and imperfect peeling, I didn't find a solution and had to touch up, which completely defeats the object.

 

Any suggestions for another time?

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10 minutes ago, saveasteading said:

While on sticky labels. I had trouble with Wickes pre-painted mdf skirtings.

The factory (who I think provide multiple retailers) put the reference labels on the good sides.

That refused to come off without taking the paint with it.

Apart from slow, careful, and imperfect peeling, I didn't find a solution and had to touch up, which completely defeats the object.

 

Any suggestions for another time?

I’ve had similar. Sticker on the good side ffs ! . Afraid I have no suggestions 🙄

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43 minutes ago, saveasteading said:

Agreed wd40 is surprisingly good

+1 for WD40.

 

Simon

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Wd40 on the worst one has improved it . All I’ve done all day is clean fecking windows !! . 3rd round of wd40 imminent.

Funny isn’t it . Most the time the tape won’t stick for shit to anything . Stick it on some glass and it welds itself to it 🙄

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It may be that you can polish out the last of it.

 

When we had minor scratches in ou windows, the builder used a glass polishing kit to fix it, might work in this case if it has embedded itself into the glass.

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