Is there an easy way to remove the sticky tape off tie down mounts

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  1. BundyRoy

    BundyRoy Senior Elf

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    As the title says, is there a good technique for getting the double sided sticky tape off the back of the zippy tie cable mounts.

    Next time I'll be buying ones with no tape attached.
     
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    Do not soak them in metho. Did this last year and 100 mounts melted into one. I just used a razor blade (Stanley knife) to peel away at them
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie Lighting up the night.

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    You could use De solve it. Great for removing sticky things from most surfaces..
     
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    kel Dedicated Elf

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    eucalyptus oil works well ...
     
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    JPB Full Time Elf

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    The ones I have I warm them up with a hot air gun and then the tape lifts off. A quick wipe with a metho rag gets rid of the residue glue. Too much heat or metho melts them.
     
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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    Hold your tongue out the side of your mouth (this assists with concentration). Grumble and groan a bit. Swear like a trooper when you cut your fingers. After 30 minutes you will have removed the sticky stuff from one tie down mount :D And now you only have a hundred more to do :eek: .
    Just jokin'. I've scraped some off with a craft knife and then used eucalyptus oil as Kel suggested. I think you need to try my first method though, just to get the real Christmas Lighting experience. I am sure there are many with much more experience than I, that will know what I mean ::)
     
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    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

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    My technique has been very slow and arduous. First I stick them all over the roof, then as they come off, I then silicone them down like I should have done in the first place. [emoji12]
     
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    BundyRoy Senior Elf

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    This was my technique too. I had already done mine before I asked. Wish I had of asked first now. Was going to try soaking them in petrol. Glad I didn't do that. Thanks for the tips. Also thanks for the laughs I got from some of the responses.
     
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    talk2coxie Full Time Elf

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    I've recently done another batch and actually just found rubbing the adhesive off by hand to be the quickest. Tried a blade, scraper and knife but they all end up leaving more residue and makes it harder to get off.
    The ones I have peeled off pretty easily hence the reason they don't work leaving it on.
     
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    I've used a hot air gun to heat up back for about 10 seconds, then the backing peals straight off. Rinse and repeat 100 times :) Then to remove the residue, I used eucalyptus oil as kel has said. Took a while but got there. Also found Tarzan grip works to stick them to the roof tiles and guttering. Glue foams a bit if you put too much on, but it sticks and stays. Liquid nails and other silicone just heated up in the sun and became soft.
    Shane
     
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    Shanta New Elf

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    I have no experience with these, but I usually find gummy stuff easier to remove when cold. I'd try sticking them in the freezer overnight.
     
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    jerrymac Apprentice Elf

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    Try "Goof Off". works great, if you can't find that brand, use Cigarette lighter fluid (zippo fluid). It is actually the same thing. Don't soak just use a little and of course not around an open flame (less you want to light your cigar with them). Really works good.
     
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    elnino Full Time Elf

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    I went through this same thing a few weeks ago thinking there must be an easier way. My solution - Acetone!


    i popped 50 of them i bought from Supercheap in a jar of Acetone, come back in 15 mins and they all just slide off. The foam does not melt, or the clip itself, just the glue = no residue.


    NB This was with White Nylon clips - YMMV with other colours/types.
     

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