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    I was using masking tape to cover some area around the trim of my 7 as I was getting some whistling sound whislt driving at certain speed.
    I've now found out where the whistling noise is coming from however I left the masking tape on too long and it's a complete nightmare removing it.

    I've tried bug & tar spray remover but no good. :(

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    Try hot soapy water to soften the glue

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    I would probably try something like Autosmart Tardis (Tar and glue remover)... Although you could try a small amount of petrol on a cloth, but don't leave it too long before washing off thoroughly with warm soapy water and waxing afterwards to protect the paint...

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    Try Pledge

    Otherwise, get some IPA (Iso Propyl Alcohol) off the net, it's a cracking chemical with loads of uses
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    Just get a hanky (unused!) soak it in vodka (make irelevant), leave it to soak for a few minutes on the sticky annoyance!! Then rub off, with another rag with vodka.

    Warning!!?!! Do not substitute Creme-de Menthe or Baiyleys as a substitute thinking it is also alchahol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark@vorny.co.uk View Post
    Try Pledge

    Otherwise, get some IPA (Iso Propyl Alcohol) off the net, it's a cracking chemical with loads of uses
    IPN (Isopropyl nitrate) is more interesting.

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    I have access to pure alcohol at work. Is that safe on paint?

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    I would not apply any Spirit or Alcahol based substance on my paint, without testing for reaction! on an inconpsicous place, different waxes and treatmentnts can react strangely!

    But it really can clean your windows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bratty View Post
    I would not apply any Spirit or Alcahol based substance on my paint, without testing for reaction! on an inconpsicous place, different waxes and treatmentnts can react strangely!

    But it really can clean your windows!

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    Never spilt any petrol on your car when filling up then???

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    If AutoGlym tar remover doesn't shift it then I'd be very surpised, it took years worth of number plate pads off mine in less that 10 mins, awesome stuff

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