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3M Adhesive Tape


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Howdy howdy, new here

So I just bought a new to me 96 2.3 and the paint is in wonderful condition minus a few spots. But the big problem is they used 3M adhesive tape to stick the plastic drop in bed liner. And I hate those so I took it off. I need some help with what u can use to remove the old tape without causing to much paint damage. I don’t mind a few scuffs but trying to keep the paint on the truck till I can get some touch up work done. Thanks everyone!
 


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The 3M adhesive tape is definitely much stickier than the 3M audio or video cassette tapes, as you have seen.

If you have time and patience WD-40 or Goo Gone will work. If you have little of those and a bit more money a rubber wheel is the best thing. It will take the adhesive off quickly, and unless you really over-do it with the pressure it will not damage the paint.
 

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Thank you very much! Hopefully I can find a wheel to get it off with!
 

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Most chain stores carry a 3M one which goes or around $45. I usually grab one or two (depending on my current stock levels) at a car show or swap meet for about $12 each summer. Don't go to a parts store, go to a car show/swap meet where there are vendors. Those cheaper ones you get there work just as well and last a lot longer.
 


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