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NMF - What to use to remove tacky masking material

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  • From: Katy, TX
NMF - What to use to remove tacky masking material
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 5:53 PM

Question - what might be the best cleaner to use to remove a bit of tackiness left on a NMF finish?  The NMF is AZ Interactive XTreme Metal, currently not sealed or weathered. The masking material used was a standard Post-It Note.  I've considered something like Windex or Goo Gone, but am hesitant because I don't know how those will react with the paint.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 7:09 PM

Although I haven't done this with an NMF-type paint, I have used olive oil in the past to remove adhesive residue from a painted surface on a model.  

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 7:32 PM

Aggieman
I've considered something like Windex or Goo Gone, but am hesitant because I don't know how those will react with the paint.

Goo-Gone is my usual go-to for adhesive removal...but it'll take that NMF off like lacquer thinner would.

Windex might be a better bet...but I think I'd try a low-tack 'blotting' action with the same masking tape first. Done carefully, it might do the job.

Greg

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Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, December 15, 2022 12:12 PM

One thing I know that doesn't work is CA accelerator'  I used it once to speed up setting- boy did it make a big blemsh on theNMF!

 

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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, December 15, 2022 5:47 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.  I tried the Windex but the tacky remained, and all I really did there with the light scrubbing I did was to remove some of the paint.  Grrrr.  So I lightly sanded those areas and repainted.  All is well now.

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