Dealing With Tape Residue on DUCO

kookel

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Just got this lovely Pioneer. It looks like nothing has ever been removed! There was large sticker of some sort that has left a sticky residue. Any suggestions on how to remove it, if at all?IMG_3954.JPGPioneer tape residue.JPG
 

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Goo Gone should work just fine. I used it to remove latex paint off a Duco floor Tom with absolutely no effect on the finish. Test a small area first though.
 

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Goo gone, rubbing alcohol, or hand sanitizer. Put a dab on a Q-tip and go lightly at first to make sure no paint is removed.....should be fine.
 

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Cool, thanks for the "solutions"
 

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Goo Gone, alcohol from the gorcery store. Acryliclean from an auto paint store. All are safe.
 

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So far -- I've tried alcohol, no effect; overnight soaking of WD40, no effect. My next attempt will be Goo Gone.

The residue has definitely been on there for a while and is mostly dried.
 

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Goo gone and a Q-tip - saturate it well and go back and forth....if you notice paint coming off - obviously stop, but I've used it on delicate vintage drums with no such issues.
 

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Thanks! Nothin better than shiny nickel. I use Mother's Mag and Aluminum
 

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My Dad had a snare just like this. It became my first snare when he gave it to me in 1966. Long gone, unfortunately.
 

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Nice Pioneer! I have one in the same finish along with several Blu/slvr Duco drums.
As you may be aware, the regular use of a quality guitar polish will permeate the paint and keep it from drying and cracking over time along with maintaining it's original luster.
 
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