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Old 09-03-2016, 05:54   #16
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When Lexan sheet is first installed, glazing compound and masking paper adhesive can be easily removed by applying naphtha (VM &P) or kerosene with a soft cloth, followed immediately with a thorough soap and water cleaning. DO NOT USE GASOLINE. Adherence to regular and proper cleaning procedures is recommended to preserve appearance.
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And do NOT leave your wine where it can spill over the window..
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Turpentine / mineral spirits or kerosene works for me. I've not tried it, but it just might be possible that diesel fuel would work in a pinch.

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Good info in this thread, thanks!
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Re: Duck tape on deck

Um, ah, THERMITE, it removes Everything!

Seriously though, things Citrus based are pretty safe; for the Part, AND the User. Even/especially straight out of the Lemon, or Orange, etc.
Especially on things like Lexan, which you can do Mucho damage to, & not be able to see it. But for most other things, you can use Acetone, etc. Just Wear Gloves when you use it, regardless of what the FDA or whatever some Govt. agency "officially" says about it.

Doubt me? Try walking into a cosmetology school. You'll be high as a kite in 5min or less. And what do they use? Acetone, & Hair Spray. Pretty safe, huh...
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Humans, and quite possibly a lot of other critters, produce acetone as a bye product of fat breakdown. Too much of a good thing might be bad (I've heard mixed reports). However I'd probably be more in fear of the health effects of long term hairspray use!

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acetone .............
Yep, I keep a container on the boat. Tape residue, sticker residue, black marks from shoes, black marks from dock edges, and many more uses.
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Acetone is Great, but a disaster on polycarbonate.

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Kerosene mixed with acetone.

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As a painting contractor for 36 years, I can confidently specify simple, safe, inexpensive Mineral Spirits and a soft rag.
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I strongly suggest against using the suggested acetone. If it does not discolor the Lexan, it can have disastrous effect on any nearby fiberglass and gel coat. It can both soften and discolor. On the other hand, WD 40 works very well as it is actually fish oil. Laugh if you will but true and it, being a natural biodegradable, is easily cleaned with a follow-up of soap and water. (don't blame any discolor or crazing on the WD 40 - that dog won't hunt LOL). Finally if you are uncomfortable in trying it, use it somewhere inconspicuous to start and go from there.
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I strongly suggest against using the suggested acetone. If it does not discolor the Lexan, it can have disastrous effect on any nearby fiberglass and gel coat. It can both soften and discolor. ...........
I disagree. I use acetone on my boat and I used it on my previous boat. Now I'm not suggesting pouring it on and letting it sit on the surface, I'm suggesting what I believe a normal person would do, put the acetone on a rag and wipe the adhesive or rubber away and then rinse with soap and water to get rid of the acetone.

I don't know what acetone would do to lexan or other plastics so I would test an inconspicuous surface first. I would do the same with any product.
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Also: I have WATERLESS HAND CLEANR (the cream without pumice) with great success.GOOP – Original Goop
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As a last resort, you can always line up a few drinks, enjoy them without pause, don your bomb-proof floatation suit, and formulate your own vinacetoluholgoolene. I also suggest that you go ahead and manually start up your bilge pump

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Wow, lots of replies! Some of that stuff is dangerous! I have used duct tape and duck tape frequently on decks and know about the gum left over. I've used paint thinner very successfully. It doesn't seem to hurt the gelcoat nor lexan.
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