Best solvent to remove sticky tape residue.

JP Hindin jplist2007 at
Mon Jun 25 09:34:12 CDT 2007

On Mon, 25 Jun 2007, Austin Pass wrote:
> I picked up a Silicon Graphics Crimson at the weekend.
> It¹s in working order and the skins are in rather good nick as well.
> Unfortunately, at some point in the past it has had sticky tape wrapped
> around it, presumably to prevent the front access door from opening whilst
> it was transported.  This has (predictably) left sticky bands around the
> computer.
> I was wondering what the most appropriate solvent might be to remove this
> crud, given that the skins themselves are some form of plastic.

Greetings Austin, you lucky sod.

WD40 is great for this. I'm not sure if you get it in the UK (I imagine
so), but if not I'm sure you get CRC (is it 5.5 or 5.6 thats the
WD40-alike? I forget, anyhow) - which works just as well.

Spray in on, wait a couple seconds, wipe it off with the appropriate paper
towel or flannel. Easy :)


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