Sticky Tape Residue on my barrel - how to remove?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Marthor, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Marthor

    Marthor New Member

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    I foolishly wrapped some tape around my barrel, but then decided for 2 reasons to remove it. 1) tape could hold moisture to cause rust 2) heat from shooting might burn the tape

    So, there's some sticky residue left on the black coating. I would use "goo gone", but I want to make sure it won't take off the black coating too.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. thatonespot

    thatonespot New Member

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    Goo gone won't take off the coating if you don't scrub to hard.
    Maybe use a razor blade and slowly scrape it off.
    Heard of a guy just pour boiling water over it and had the residue just flow off.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i use acetone for such stuff. wear gloves. im missing big patches of skin on both palms from handling an aluminum quad rail then using acetone for a cleanup, didnt realize holes got poked in em. the acetone removed a lot of the skin oils off my hands took a month to heal.

    any of the liquids that remove glues including goo gone you should wear gloves that have no holes....

    however you get it off with hot water or a chemical method be sure to re-oil promptly.

    dont use a razor blade you can scratch it easy
     
  4. thatonespot

    thatonespot New Member

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    True with the blade, i only recommend it because it can be quicker than other methods. I used one for the same problem and did fine, i got lucky.
     
  5. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    isopropyl alcohol (aka rubbing alcohol) w/ clean, soft cloth. This will remove the only the glue. I would avoid any multi-solvent products and any blades. :)
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    lighter fluid for a Zippo lighter works quite well. just use a soft cloth soaked with the lighter fluid and wipeit on and let it soften it a bit, then rub it off.
     
  7. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

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    Acetone would be your best bet.
     
  8. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A steamer would be best. Like for taking the wrinkles out of clothes. Or hold it over a pot of boiling water.
     
  9. smarquez

    smarquez New Member

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    Is it painted with water colors? Any barrel finish is made to protect the barrel so it would take a lot to hurt the finish. Actually bordering on neglect. All the above recommendations will work. You could probably even use brake fluid, just don't get any of the cleaners mentioned near your stock finish. Try laying some duct tape over the old glue and pulling it off. It works pretty well on dirtbikes to remove old stickers.
     
  10. BillDeShivs

    BillDeShivs Member

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    WD 40, alcohol, Goo Gone.
    You guys are over thinking this.
     
  11. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Axxe55, Naphtha, BillDeShivs is right, You guys are over thinking this !.............
     
  12. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    How about when your being dumb, put your ar in its soft case with a hot barrel, and melt the lining to the barrel? :)
     
  13. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    little WD40 and some 0000 steel wool should be good to go.
     
  14. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    Then you take it out shoot it like you stole it and then wipe clean......
     
  15. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    That's the plan lol. Feel stupid about it. Loo
     
  16. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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