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    Default Cleaning Gaffer Tape Off Polypropylene

    I've got the remnants of gaffer tape on polypropylene.

    Is there a solvent that will get rid of the Gaffer tape/glue/stickiness without attacking the polypropylene?

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    Default Re: Cleaning Gaffer Tape Off Polypropylene

    white spirit

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    Default Re: Cleaning Gaffer Tape Off Polypropylene

    I can also vouch for white spirit.
    No idea if it has any effect on polypropylene, trial it first.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Gaffer Tape Off Polypropylene

    Quote Originally Posted by scrambledegg View Post
    I can also vouch for white spirit.
    No idea if it has any effect on polypropylene, trial it first.
    Google says white spirit mildly attacks polypropylene. Mind you, if I *really* scrub it with an scourer and some washing up liquid that will also mark it so might be better to use white spirit sparingly.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Gaffer Tape Off Polypropylene

    I've had success with lighter fluid before. Not sure about polypropylene though.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Gaffer Tape Off Polypropylene

    Depending on type of surface and affected area, you might first try to 'lift' the glue with some fresh gaffer tape.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Gaffer Tape Off Polypropylene

    How about isopropanol ? If I had some polypropylene handy I could test it.

    Or you could have a look https://www.calpaclab.com/polypropyl...ibility-chart/ and take your choice.
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    Default Re: Cleaning Gaffer Tape Off Polypropylene

    Try car de-icer; on a small unimportant bit first but I've had success with this.
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    Default Re: Cleaning Gaffer Tape Off Polypropylene

    Sticky stuff remover.. as pointed out in post 3 above.

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