2 sided glue removal help!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dudi8, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. dudi8


    Apr 13, 2010
    I've just removed a ramp from the bass and there are left overs of the tape, how do i remove without hurting the finish?

  2. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Goof Off does a good job of removing tape. They have a water based version. I have had the solvent based version damage lacquer finishes so look for the water based. Takes a little longer but shouldn't harm a lacquer finish.
  3. Siggy


    Mar 15, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Goo Gone too.
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  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
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  5. Keith Guitars

    Keith Guitars Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2004
    Woodstock, NY
    Builder: Martin Keith Guitars
    +1 for naphthalene. The mothball smell is unpleasant, but it's the gentlest solvent overall.
    Most finishes won't react badly to it, but it's still best to test on an inconspicuous spot beforehand.
    My favorite test spot is underneath the pickups inside the routes, since it's right adjacent to the ramp area,
    and thus will be sure to have the same finish composition as the spot itself.
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  6. dudi8


    Apr 13, 2010
    Thanks everybody!
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  7. JBoogy

    JBoogy Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2015
    Pensacola, FL
    Sorry to resurrect a dead thread, but can anyone recommend the best kind of 2 sided tape? I am in the same boat, bought a bass with ramp, but it keeps coming off and there is residue underneath of the tape glue. I like the ramp so I want to clean off the old issue and re adhere the ramp but not sure how to go about it
  8. Trouztrouz


    Feb 6, 2013
    I didn't even know that glue had sides. I learn so much from this website.
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  9. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    Naphtha and a clean rag should do the job. Have good ventilation available while doing so.