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#1 TED

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:19 PM

I recently acquired a crossbow shell. The previous user must have covered it in duct tape and now it looks like garbage due to all the sticky crap. Is there a good way to remove this stuff without damaging or discoloring the plastic?
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#2 Renegade

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:21 PM

I bet Goo Gone would do the trick. I've been meaning to get me some of this but havn't had the time.

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#3 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:47 PM

I use zippo or ronsol lighter fluid.
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#4 nerfboi

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:51 PM

Also, couldn't you use WD- 40 too?
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Posted 14 February 2007 - 11:14 PM

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 11:47 PM

Also, couldn't you use WD- 40 too?


I think WD-40 eats away at plastics.

Why would someone wrap their Crossbow in duct tape... ;)
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#7 nerfboi

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 11:51 PM

Also, couldn't you use WD- 40 too?


I think WD-40 eats away at plastics.

Why would someone wrap their Crossbow in duct tape... ;)
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Oh, ok then. Thanks for explaining that to me Retiate.
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#8 Pineapple

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 02:12 AM

Also, couldn't you use WD- 40 too?


I think WD-40 eats away at plastics.

Why would someone wrap their Crossbow in duct tape... ;)
Owell.

Oh, ok then. Thanks for explaining that to me Retiate.


WD-40 eats away at rubber, and SOME plastics, if left on the surface, wet. As in used for lubrication, for a long period of time.

I use WD-40 to remove all kinds of things; gum off of the bottom of tables and desks (a common occurrence in my lines of work), tape residue from anywhere, I use it to clean gummy o-rings caked in dirty silicone lube and moving parts of blasters (like the Expand-a-Blast and Sharpshooter II).

But I remember afterward to re-lube everything with silicone spray. That's the key.

It's not like WD-40 is an ultra-powerful solvent that will melt away plastic. I think that PVC purple primer is about as close as you can get to that. But WD is a pretty good overall plastic cleaner. Just make sure you wash off the parts in water after you clean them. And of course, lube the moving parts.


EDIT: Goo Gone is great too. Treat it like WD-40.

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#9 SHADOW HUNTER ALPHA

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 06:32 AM

I think "Guardsman's Goof-Off" would work as well, but I don't know how it reacts (if at all) with plastics.
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Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:51 AM

Why would someone wrap their Crossbow in duct tape... ;)


Anyone else find this as funny as I do?

Also, I second the goof off. It works well for me. It has gotten all kinds of adhesives of of plastic for me including tape residue. By the way Ted, if you are talking about an LCM xbow, you would be wiping away HISTORY! How could you?

Edited by One Man Clan, 15 February 2007 - 08:52 AM.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 06:55 PM

Yeah, googone is great. ALso, some rubbing alcohol can help.
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#12 TED

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:05 PM

By the way Ted, if you are talking about an LCM xbow, you would be wiping away HISTORY! How could you?


Yeah, history that looks like crap!

Say good bye to LCM crossbow shell and get ready to say hello to mah pimp stick!

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Edited by Dark Shrimp, 15 February 2007 - 07:05 PM.

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#13 SHADOW HUNTER ALPHA

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:44 PM

Say good bye to LCM crossbow shell and get ready to say hello to mah pimp stick!

"Pimp cane" is better. Watch this X-Men-based vid and you'll see. (I will warn you, there are some parts you probably shouldn't watch with your parents around, plus you only need to watch the first minute-and-a-half.)

Edited by SHADOW HUNTER ALPHA, 15 February 2007 - 07:55 PM.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:20 PM

For me, rubbing alcohol and paper towel is good, but don't rub too hard or the colour will start to come off.
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Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:32 PM

If by any odd chance those don't work, maybe give some nail polish remover a shot. The acetone may just take care of that. I've used it in some instances and it works for certain substances...
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