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Old 04-17-2011, 05:50 AM   #1
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I was assigned overseas for several years and left my rifles with a friend. He duct-taped them together and put them in the back of his gun safe. When I retrieved my rifles, I found dried duct tape residue remaining on the barrels and finished wood stocks of several.

I sure hope the duct tape residue can come off without ruining the blueing of the steel or the finish of the stocks.

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Old 04-17-2011, 06:00 AM   #2
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Try some Hoppes #9 solvent and or a penetrating oil like WD40. It works great for taking gummy stuff off and shouldn't hurt the stock or the bluing. Then thump your friend in the sack.

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Goo Gone. Soak it several times, then wipe. Re apply as necessary.

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Goo Gone may remove certain finishes from wood. I'd try the WD40 first.

Then thump your friend in the sack. Twice.

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Goo Gone. Soak it several times, then wipe. Re apply as necessary.
I'd be afraid the Goo Gone would ruin the bluing finish on the gun.
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I use WD40 to clean the hoses at work for my air supply. Its essentially highly refined kerosene, remove sticky stuff, oil, grease and you name it. It also protect well.

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I don't think Goo Gone will hurt the metal finish, but don't put it on the stock. You might try baby oil on the wood. Which leads me to wonder:
If corn oil is made from crushed up corn, peanut oil is made from crushed up peanuts, sunflower seed oil is made from crushed up sunflower seeds, what is baby oil made from?

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Put the Goo Gone on the friends sack and make him clean the rifles...
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Yup, WD40 for sure. Works well. Give it a little time and it'll come off without hurting any finishes, then use a little spray, all surface cleaner to get the WD40 off, if you need to.

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