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Hoi guys. A quick question for which somebody has hopefully an answer.

What can I use to clean off some glue from the acrylic tube res ? It's not particularly strong clue, the res mounts had some little tape thingies on it when I got it from the store but when I inserted the res they kind of came off and left a little of the tape glue on the tube on outside. Should I use spirit or nail polish remover or only soap and warm water ? I know that I should not use anything abrasive as that will scratch the acrylic.
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goo gone will work ! its for the res stickers leave and is great stuff most dollar stores have it! if not some Windex !
-ROG
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goo gone will work ! its for the res stickers leave and is great stuff most dollar stores have it! if not some Windex !
-ROG

Thanx. As I'm not in the US I googled up this stuff. Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated light Tripropylene glycol methyl ether, Citrus extracts blend seems to be the content. So basically I should be able to get away with some lead free gasoline or spirits I assume. I will probably give some spirit a try a bit later and try to not blow myself up in the process wink.gif.
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hahha and o yes gas will work on a rag ! I forgot about that are paint thinner , are WD-40


good luck mate!

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I personally would not use petroleum or alcohol based products.
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goo gone will work ! its for the res stickers leave and is great stuff most dollar stores have it! if not some Windex !
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hahha and o yes gas will work on a rag ! I forgot about that are paint thinner , are WD-40

All these things are solvents and cause acrylic to swell and crack which will damage his reservoir.

If you are going to offer advice, just stick to what you've done yourself rather than what you think might work.

To the OP: soap and water.
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ummmm> ? I have used most of these and they have never failed , it would happen if they are then made res , but there not therefore it would be pretty hard to damage it non-less put a scratch on it ......
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goo gone will work ! its for the res stickers leave and is great stuff most dollar stores have it! if not some Windex !
-ROG

From working with acrylics a bit and reading up a lot on it, using Windex is NOT recommended.
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ummmm> ? I have used most of these and they have never failed , it would happen if they are then made res , but there not therefore it would be pretty hard to damage it non-less put a scratch on it ......

Not exactly sure what you're trying to say, but this is what happens to acrylic when you put a alcohol on it

Goo gone and paint thinner (turpentine) are also solvents and will react with the acrylic in a similar way. Windex also contains amonnia which will make the acrylic cloudy.
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look at how much pressure that cord has on it lol and the bend in the acrylic

I will buy a damn tube res just to show u nothing happens when you do it , mount it , fill it, and use it!
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