Hmm, I wouldnt think the vinyl should leave residue. How long did you leave the mask on the part? Maybe it reacted with the plastic. Did you try windex?i used the masking set from aztek. when i pulled the masking off after painting a bunch of residue is left from the mask. what can i use on the glass that wont scratch or mess it up?
The lighter fluid will not affect the paint...(windex would ruin water base paints.) Toy collectors use lighter fluid to remove lables/stickers because it won't ruin the printing/box/packaging, etc. It won't leave a smell afterwards, either.This is kinda timely for me, and not wishing to hijack this thread, but would either lighter fluid or windex work on tape residue sticking to a painted surface? I have some on the orange-painted front of my Moebius Space Pod.
windex might remove it..I suggest wetting the area and let it sit for a bit..then try to wipe/rub it off. Avoid using a paper towel...it could scratch the clear plastic.aw crap! now i have acylic paint on the"glass"! how can i remove that without scratching the clear plastic?
Goof-off is basically lighter fluid for those without a lighter.John,
there's a product I use to remove adhesive residue called "Goof-off" I use it also to clean blister pack plastic. I HAVEN'T TRIED IT ON STYRENE, but you may want to see if it will do what you need.
Try it on a scrap of the clear styrene before you do anything to see if it fogs the plastic up. If it doesn't, i'd put a tiny amount on a q-tip and go over the residue in a circular pattern.
I had a bit of residue left on mine (bare plastic). I almost made a problem by using a bit of testors thinner on a cotton swap and it seemed to fog the plastic so I stopped. I then just used some warm water with Dawn dishwashing soap and carefulley worked it off. Clear Future fixed the small fogged area.this is the first I've heard of residue on the bare plastic. Try the soapy water first, then the vegatable oil
I DONT BELIEVE IT!i used the masking set from aztek. when i pulled the masking off after painting a bunch of residue is left from the mask. what can i use on the glass that wont scratch or mess it up?
If it is a sticky substance, I had success using cotton swabs and vegetable cooking oil followed by dish soap and water to restore the shine. Hope this helps.:wave: