Car doors make excellent platforms for advertising, whether it's for an upcoming event you'd like to promote, a service you're offering or a "Just Married!" sign. The problem most often faced when using a car for a handmade sign is removal: once the sign is taken off, the masking tape is stuck to the car door and refuses to leave. There is a solution to this problem, and you may already have it in your garage or cupboard.
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Things you need
- Plastic putty knife
- WD40 lubricating spray
- Soft lint-free cloth
Spray the masking tape with WD40 lubricating spray until the entire surface of the tape is coated. Wait five minutes.
Pull the paper layer off the masking tape, using a plastic putty knife to loosen the edge and then peeling the rest off with your fingertips. The adhesive tape backing will remain on the car door.
Cover the tape residue with another coating of WD40 and allow to soak for 10 minutes.
Rub the tape layer with a fingertip that has been covered with a soft, lint-free cloth, turning the cloth frequently. The adhesive will come off easily, and your car door will be free of all traces of masking tape.
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