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« on: August 07, 2017, 06:44 PM »

Years ago I bought several Hawaiians. One kite had lights and a battery pack taped to it, was flown for a while and then the lights were removed but the tape residue was not.  I didn't get around to flying them all and forgot about this one.  Now I am trying to remove more of the residue that has been on the fabric for 15 years or so.  I recently took it out and sprayed Goo Gone on it which did soften the residue a bit and it does make the fabric glossier. I sprayed it from the side with the residue, don't know if I should have sprayed it from the back. I figure one more application and let it sit for a while, then scrape it off with my thumbnail or just keep pushing it around with my finger.  I was wondering about any other "solvents" or agents that could be used .  Any ideas would be welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 07:13 PM »

I have a large delta that someone had put reflective tape on the leading edge. I used Bestine to remove the tape/residue without harming the fabric. It is a rubber cement solvent and thinner.

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 12:39 AM »

Try to find Loctite glue remover.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 10:05 AM »

Thanks for the info. Never heard of Bestine and knew that Locktite had a debonder; wonder if it's the same stuff. I guess the residue being on ripstop makes it a bit of a unique situation.  I will try the Goo Gone again next week when it warms up a bit more, then go find some of the recommended stuff.  Thanks again.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 04:07 PM »

Theresa from "The Kite Shoppe" in Vancouver WA turned me on to a Great solvent.

Its called Un-Cure
Got it at a local hobby store

Worked magic on Old tape and gunk on a UL nirvana.
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