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Recently removed my midwing that was on the car when I purchased it 3 years ago. On the backside and right side of the car they used the regular double sided tape, but on the left they used something else, they are round pieces of adhesive that had a lot of rubber on them, I sliced down the rubber to as close to the car as I can, but goo gone is doing nothing for the situation. I also have an almost black tar on the backside that I can't scrub away, any recommendations? here's some pics.




 

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Put the wing back on. I don't know what else to do.
 

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Body shops, detail shops, other places....deal with such stuff frequently. I've had to remove tough adhesive often enough. I use a 3" wheel made from a rubber-like material.....it attaches to an electric or air drill. Works like an eraser....and it doesn't scratch the paint.

This is a body-shop tool.....probably available from a place that supplies paint and other stuff to dealers, etc.
 

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use a heat gun and heat that adhesive up some and it'll be more pliable
 

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try goof off, it shouldn't hurt the paint as long as you don't let it sit on their a real long time.
 

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goof off won't get that off. You are going to need to scrape as much off as possible.. then the goof off or goo gone will work. I used a heat gun on my adhesives and it softened it up a lot and you can scrape it away easier.
 

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if you're very steady handed a razorblade will work as well. Used one to get off the 10 year old pinstriping on my old car without damaging the paint. I'll tell I got a cold sweat about half way through though.
 

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go to walmart... buy a heatgun, buy some turtle wax bug and tar remover and some terry clothes...heat it up as much as u can and use ur fingernails to scratch as much off as u can. take the bug and tar remover, and soak the adhesive and let it sit for a few mins... take the rags and rub as fast as u can across the adhesive in every direction possible and as u go add more pressure to it... once the bug and tar is dried up apply more and keep rubbing... its gonna take alot of elbow grease but it will come off. after it is all off, get a clean rag and apply some cleaner wax and wax where the bug and tar was...
 

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you might want to try asetone that cuts glue...rub it in little at a time
 

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x2 on the rubber wheel idea, thats what we use here at work and it works great, the heatgun idea is also a good one to try.
 

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Dont be cheap. Go to the body shop, they will get it done right without damaging the car. Shouldnt be expensive anyway, its like a 10 minute job. If you are doing like the others are suggesting, and go buy a heat gun and all that crap you will end up spending a ton more money and WAY more time. Give the body shop a call.
 

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let wd40 soak on it, and pull it off with a soft plastic paddle.
 

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Try some lighter fluid (butane) or some gunwash or lacquer thinner. Test on an inconspicuous location first.
 

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guys know those little scraper tools with the handles that kinda look like pistons from an angle? just use that, but be careful... I have a whole ton of sticky adhesive stuff that was on my back bumper, but I scraped it off and it didn't scratch the paint.... if you look though, there are a ton of scratches because someone had tried to remove it with like a knife or something :| I'll repaint that part I guess...
 

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Depending on the amount and type of adhesive, this can be a very difficult procedure....if you want to save the paint job. Scrapers and chemicals stand a very good chance of damaging the paint. A heat gun, if properly used, can be helpful.

After I tried the rubber wheel for the first time.....I won't use anything else. It still takes some time. I'd suspect a body shop would charge at least an hour's labor.

Buy the rubber wheel one time......it should last a lifetime, if you don't lose it.
 
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