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    How to get sticky tape residue off scopes - any suggestions?

    As per title - what is the easiest way to get the shitty camo tape residue off of scope tubes? I have had a suggestion of meths and a cotton bud - works about as well as painting the house with a toothbrush... any better ideas?

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    Brake clean Nick
    And hate on the fools that use the stuff.


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    Maths and cotton ball

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Brake clean Nick
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    ...been a few choice words so far, but then again it is like putting a helmet on someone to stop them licking the windows - for some people it is necessary.
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    White spirits, brake clean, meths, they'll all good light no fires and open the windows
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Thanks fullas - sorted it out: what a bastard of a job. Why do people insist on using tape? Please use a neoprene cover on a long range scope people, it makes more sense...
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    For future reference, WD40 works wonders on stuff like that while also smelling amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickoli View Post
    Thanks fullas - sorted it out: what a bastard of a job. Why do people insist on using tape? Please use a neoprene cover on a long range scope people, it makes more sense...
    Did you get @Philipo to come and remove it?
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    That orange clearer stuff works well - dissolve-it or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    For future reference, WD40 works wonders on stuff like that while also smelling amazing.
    Thought that was deodorant? My mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickoli View Post
    As per title - what is the easiest way to get the shitty camo tape residue off of scope tubes? I have had a suggestion of meths and a cotton bud - works about as well as painting the house with a toothbrush... any better ideas?
    Heads up people...

    THE best product for removing tape residue - even old dried up tape residue - is Eucalyptus Oil. Because it's not like other distilled petroleum products it's safe to use on plastics and perspex (like your boats windscreen for example) and naturally it doesn't affect the finish on your scopes, etc. I use a paper towel with a dab of oil then soak/massage gently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by planenutz View Post
    Heads up people...

    THE best product for removing tape residue - even old dried up tape residue - is Eucalyptus Oil. Because it's not like other distilled petroleum products it's safe to use on plastics and perspex (like your boats windscreen for example) and naturally it doesn't affect the finish on your scopes, etc. I use a paper towel with a dab of oil then soak/massage gently.
    So Koala shit will do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    So Koala shit will do it?
    Hmmm... there might be something in that suggestion... Hmmm... how can we market this and get rich?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    So Koala shit will do it?
    Might have to chew it first.

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    Label off funnily enough. Also fyi locktite primer moves most shit and their citrus cleaner ain't too shabby

 

 

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