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How to Remove Adhesive Tape Stains

Aluminum, Iron and Stainless Steel
Aluminum, Iron and Stainless Steel

Follow these steps to remove adhesive tape stains from Aluminum, lron and Stainless Steel:

  • Pick off as much tape as possible with your fingertips or tweezers.
  • If possible, soak the stain in warm to hot sudsy water.
  • This should loosen the sticky substance enough that it can be wiped off.
  • Should any remain, gently rub the area in one direction only with a soft scouring pad to remove any traces.