Beware of Goof Off

CBH

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I have used Goof Off for years in so many applications but I will never let it near my 392 again. Yesterday I tried to remove a small blind spot mirror I had attached to the glass in my driver’s side mirror. I sprayed Goof Off on the leftover adhesive and didn’t think twice about the overspray on the plastic housing of the driver’s side mirror -- what a mistake that was. It permanently stained the plastic so badly I ordered a new mirror ($181.80) -- OUCH!
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Its a pretty oily substance. Did you give it some time/wash it etc? I'd like to see pictures.

I would have thought a mirror with sensors etc was more than $180.
 
I used to use it for everything but now it just eats plastic.
 
I took of a dealer badge and there's some glue left on my Jeep. What's best to remove it?
 
Its a pretty oily substance. Did you give it some time/wash it etc? I'd like to see pictures.

I would have thought a mirror with sensors etc was more than $180.
I tried window cleaner, alcohol, scratch remover...as a temporary measure, I covered the stains with a black magic marker. I ordered the MOPAR "Mirror with XAN” (code for sensors) from Just For Jeeps. I was pleasantly surprised at the $181.80 total price, delivered.
 
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I took of a dealer badge and there's some glue left on my Jeep. What's best to remove it?
There are many petroleum-based products out there that will remove the glue. I’ve never had a problem with any of them on painted surfaces; however, If you are unsure, you can always try it out on a hidden painted area. Just keep it away from plastic.
 
I used to use it for everything but now it just eats plastic.
It was a wakeup call to me to keep it away from plastic.
 
I use that product quite a bit, however I haven't run into that issue yet.

Thanks for the warning @CBH
 
^^THIS^^! I tried Goof Off, Goo Gone, WD-40 and other stuff, but this works the best by far. I used to de-badge my vehicles once upon a time (yeah....I know) and the 3M adhesive remover worked like a champ.
Once upon a time I also de-badged my vehicles. I used dental floss to slide underneath the emblem. I quit because it was a hassle and when I traded a debadged vehicle in I often got questions like, “where are the badges” or “was this vehicle re-painted?” Now I try to enjoy the way the vehicle was designed....except Jeeps just beg to be modified.
 
I took of a dealer badge and there's some glue left on my Jeep. What's best to remove it?

Heat gun is by far the best way. Just dont go crazy with it. Low setting... kinda wave it back and forth... and it will peel right off with very little or no residue. If there is a little left... a little WD40 works well and doesnt damage anything

Fwiw a heat gun also works for removing dull spots in the clear coat from bird droppings... sap.. bugs etc.
 
Heat gun is by far the best way. Just dont go crazy with it. Low setting... kinda wave it back and forth... and it will peel right off with very little or no residue. If there is a little left... a little WD40 works well and doesnt damage anything

Fwiw a heat gun also works for removing dull spots in the clear coat from bird droppings... sap.. bugs etc.
Haha I'd burn my jeep down. I'll try the 3m stuff posted earlier first.
 
^^THIS^^! I tried Goof Off, Goo Gone, WD-40 and other stuff, but this works the best by far. I used to de-badge my vehicles once upon a time (yeah....I know) and the 3M adhesive remover worked like a champ.
Thanks. Just ordered a can of it.
 
Goof off destroys plastic. Always has. I learned it on a customer’s plexiglass camera dome in ‘99, very embarrassing. It has its uses, not for everything though.
 
Goof off destroys plastic. Always has. I learned it on a customer’s plexiglass camera dome in ‘99, very embarrassing. It has its uses, not for everything though.
I guess I had never tried Goof Off on plastic. My bad for not reading the one millimeter tall text that states “Damages many plastics, worn vinyl floors, some automotive paints,
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and some carpets."
 
I have seen goof off damage more stuff than it has fixed
 
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