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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
This may be a "no brainer" but I want to be sure...

I just got three AUTOart Porsches (911 Turbo, GT2, GT3) and each had two stickers on either side of the front hood. One set came off beautifully but the other two left some residue. I took some off with my fingers and it looks fine but would love to make sure it's clean without damaging the model.

I have some Goo-be-gone; is it safe to use that and will it work?

Any suggestions/comments welcome.
 
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Sometimes I use good clear tape to remove the residue. Cheap tape would make it worse however..
 
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vegasracer said:
F50-GT said:
I have some Goo-be-gone; is it safe to use that and will it work?
That's what I use!
Thanks for the quick replies guys! I'll try the G-b-g. I used to use Lighter Fluid years ago for this kind of thing but technology has improved. :lol
 

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I just use some type of car wax to remove the residue.

To be more pricise, I use Meguiars Premium Paint Cleaner and a soft terry cloth towel and it comes right off :cheers
 
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i used my girl friend nail polish remover
it worked out nicely for my AUTOart Gran turismo GTR, just have to be careful so u don't want to erase things that u don't want too.
(the Gran turismo decal on the vented hood was so loose that the first time i tried to open the hood with my nails gently, the loose decal from the slended vent chipped right off, so i managed to remove the entire GT logo from the hood, it actually looks quiet nice afterward.
 
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This used to be a really hot topic around here.

I think AUTOart has made a 100% improvement in changing the residue they apply to their stickers that go on their models now.

Less than a year ago, I thought I was going to have to buy stock in Goo Gone :giggle

Now the stickers peel of with great ease and models are ready to go the shelf upon removal from the packaging. :cheers
 
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Well, the Goo-gone worked great! Good to know for any future stickers.

Thanks again all! :cheers
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Luciano,

I believe the stickers on the newer models are different all together.

The stickers on my latest AUTOart models didn't even seem to have any residue or very little at all. They peeled off like cling wrap does.

I still have sticker residue on my GT3R. Totally different experience all together.
 

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Time and a little heat usually is very bad for any kind of liquid glue, so I sincerely hope AUTOart is using something less prone to melting.
 
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After having the models out for pics I noticed this on the inside flap:

"If you find any adhesive residue left after peeling off the round stickers, please use softwax and terrycloth to clean."

The GbG worked great; I'm not sure what softwax is but at least AUTOart is aware of the residue issue.
 
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I always find that wire wool or an angle grinder does the trick!!! The glue residue doesn't put up any resistence. :badidea

Seriously, as mentioned by others, a couple of applications of a decent car wax usually shifts it. I try not to use abrasive cleaners such as T-cut, because on models the paint is too thin. You should also be wary of solvent based cleaners.
 
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