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February 9, 2008 8:51 PM Subscribe
Best way to remove year old masking tape from plastic and glass?
posted by bda1972 to home & garden (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I bought a house and the old owners put masking tape (the standard off-white type) on the glass panels of several cabinet doors (one side flat and the other etched) and 4 replacement window frames (plastic). Apparently they began a painting project and then either gave up or ran out of money. I considered putting the tape removal as a condition to close on the house but they screwed up so many other things I need to fix I figured they would half-ass it and ruin the windows (and they were being foreclosed on in 30 days so time was a factor). Anyway, the tape is really on there and I'm afraid of damaging the surfaces if I use any type of razor blade or scrapper. Some sections of the tape will come off if pulled very slowly but even then a lot of hard residue is left. The guy at my local hardware store suggested applying a product like Oops and then using a scraper. I can't imagine that would work on the etched glass. Any other suggestions?