Packaging residue on plastic sealed NOS parts

88hurstolds

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Some of the most desirable NOS GM parts come in that awful paper backed plastic sealed packaging which after 40 years takes any vacuum metalized trim with it on radio bezels and most disappointing Lightning Rods top plates that cost a weeks pay only to become destroyed upon opening. Upper wide door weather strip/ trim also is a victim to this, how do you remove the residue without dulling the anodized clear? GooB-gone is useless... solvent will etch the anodized clear.
 

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Rktpwrd

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I would try soaking the packaging in a good quality Wax and Grease remover. It will soften up the adhesive without damaging the anodized trim.

I can’t say the same for the metalized trim though unfortunately. It will probably take that off too. Perhaps just plain tap water for those.
 

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I had good luck using Turtle Wax Bug & Tar remover on some old NOS wheel opening moldings. Yeah, they're metal rather than plastic, but it might be mild enough to soften the residue so you can work it off with your thumb rather than risking something too caustic.
 

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Some of the most desirable NOS GM parts come in that awful paper backed plastic sealed packaging which after 40 years takes any vacuum metalized trim with it on radio bezels and most disappointing Lightning Rods top plates that cost a weeks pay only to become destroyed upon opening. Upper wide door weather strip/ trim also is a victim to this, how do you remove the residue without dulling the anodized clear? GooB-gone is useless... solvent will etch the anodized clear.
Try using WD40
 

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Maybe something like "Goo-Gone" which is a citrus based product. No oils or kerosene in it. Ought to be available at your local big box Auto Supply shop.


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86LK

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what about a heat gun to warm up the residue and make it easier to peel off?
 

88hurstolds

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Maybe something like "Goo-Gone" which is a citrus based product. No oils or kerosene in it. Ought to be available at your local big box Auto Supply shop.


Nick
Doesn't work...
 

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The 3M is alleged to be far stronger than the Goo Gone which does have a pretty decent reputaion for goo removal. Since you are dealing with old adhesive, the age and amount of time it has been "aatached" to the parts might be a factor that would require soaking as opposed to spray and wipe.





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The 3M is alleged to be far stronger than the Goo Gone which does have a pretty decent reputaion for goo removal. Since you are dealing with old adhesive, the age and amount of time it has been "aatached" to the parts might be a factor that would require soaking as opposed to spray and wipe.





Nick
Its not adhesive though... none of that stuff works unfortunately.
 

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