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Old 09-03-2016, 16:54   #46
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Re: Duck tape on deck

Duck tape is a brand name, duct tape a type of tape.

Not sure if that makes duck duct tape a real thing tho

Unless this is duct tape made my duck tape:



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I think it is still used on duct work. Patent has probably expired and made in China today?
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So I secured an item that I was repairing with duck tape on the deck Andover some stainless. Took it off a few days later. Now have the glue from the duck tape to remove. Any suggestions?


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Citrus-based solvents should do it, but at least where using on plastics use dishwashing detergent to remove any residue after that.

By the way, it's 'Duct Tape' - nothing to do with things that quack. The name comes from the air-conditioning industry, where the tape was developed to fix flexible ducting to registers etc.

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Old 09-03-2016, 17:10   #49
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Wink Re: Duck tape on deck

WD 40 WORKS WELL ON MOST ADHISIVES, THEN WASH WITH SOAP AND WATER.
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Citrus-based solvents should do it, but at least where using on plastics use dishwashing detergent to remove any residue after that.

By the way, it's 'Duct Tape' - nothing to do with things that quack. The name comes from the air-conditioning industry, where the tape was developed to fix flexible ducting to registers etc.

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No it was made so my wife could fix anything.
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Old 09-03-2016, 18:33   #52
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Re: Duck tape on deck

Acetone is too volatile for this use. It is also very flammable, heavier than air and therefore dangerous to store on a boat.

You want a product that stays around for a bit to dissolve the goo. In a pinch (when we could not find the goobegone or whatever it is called) we have used diesel fuel successfully.

Acetone's main use on a boat is to remove surface moisture prior to painting but one must be careful not to cause cooling of the surface in a high humidity environment causing the opposite of what you are trying to achieve.
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I think it is still used on duct work. Patent has probably expired and made in China today?
Possibly, but there are better products available.
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Acetone is too volatile for this use. It is also very flammable, heavier than air and therefore dangerous to store on a boat.

You want a product that stays around for a bit to dissolve the goo. In a pinch (when we could not find the goobegone or whatever it is called) we have used diesel fuel successfully.

Acetone's main use on a boat is to remove surface moisture prior to painting but one must be careful not to cause cooling of the surface in a high humidity environment causing the opposite of what you are trying to achieve.
I disagree. It has many uses on a boat and is not dangerous if handled with common sense.
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Re: Duck tape on deck

I second WD40. But another thing to
try is denatured alcohol. Gets lots of
residues off.

Classic duct tape is terrible for ducts
as it dries and warps. The new standard
for ducts is aluminum tape with a wax type
paper that you take off as you apply it.
Stays put through heat and moisture and
such.
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Duct tape glop. Clean with mineral spirits only, no acetone or other aggressive solvents on Lexan or plex. Acetone OK on SS and other metal parts and on well-cured gel-coat or LP paint if used very sparingly.
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Peanut Butter.
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Possibly, but there are better products available.
There is. But what will my wife fix thing with?
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Peanut Butter.
Growing up we used Bacon Fat or Butter to remove Pine Pitch from our hands or for removing chewing gum from hair or cloth... I would try them before going to spirits or acetone.
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Re: Duck tape on deck

Oddly enough good old Lemon Pledge does a fine job on most sticky stuff...makes your furniture look nice too!
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