A crew chief applies duct tape to a car

Duct tape serves a variety of purposes at the race track, but it can leave a mess in your home.

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­Do adhesive tape stains have you stuck in a mess? Here's how to get unstuck by us­ing the following spot and stain removal tips and techniques.

These cleanup strategies will make sure that your tale of the tape has a happy ending.

After you identify the affected material, follow the steps on each page to remove the stain: