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    Remove #205 residue at tape lines?

    I just used #205 followed by NXT II. I used a G100, so I taped up the trim. There were residue lines at the tape that I missed cleaning up and now I am not sure how to remove them. I believe they are from the 205 and not the NXT, because the NXT has always been easy to remove from spots I've missed even the next day or more.

    So what can I use to clean up that residue? I've tried Quick Detailer and UQD with a microfiber and it did nothing. I am sure clay will take it up but then I need to re-wax those areas. Anything that I can use that wont remove the wax?

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    Re: Remove #205 residue at tape lines?

    alcohol works for me ,
    if on paint , then re-wax the area when done cleaning
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    Re: Remove #205 residue at tape lines?

    Using a clean, foam applicator pad, (hand pad), carefully rub over the residue line with NXT or whatever wax you want to use and gently remove the residue.

    Pain in the bottom to do but the safest way to loosen it, remove it and leave the paint behind looking clean, clear and protected.

    Just did this exact thing to this car...




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    Re: Remove #205 residue at tape lines?

    how much time on average do you all spend taping before cut/polish/wax?

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    Re: Remove #205 residue at tape lines?

    About an hour... I don't time myself and some cars are worse than others as far as trim taping goes...

    What you don't see on the picture above is the louvered deck-lid with a black grill under it... and lots more tape...


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    Re: Remove #205 residue at tape lines?

    Rubbing over the residue line with NXT won't work becuase the line is too close to the plastic (that I don't want to get wax on.) I'll probably just use a clay bar and since that will leave a wider path, I'll just rewax those areas.

    I don't know how long I spend taping, but on my car there is a ton of stuff to tape (mostly black plastic and rubber.) It takes a bunch of time and tape.

    This is the first time I used 205 (used M80 before). I liked using 205, especially how long you could work it. I don't however remember the M80 tape line residue being so hard to remove.

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    Re: Remove #205 residue at tape lines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    About an hour... I don't time myself and some cars are worse than others as far as trim taping goes...

    That's a relief! I thought I was spending way too much time taping.

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