How to Remove Masking Tape From a Car Door

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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

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  1. 1

    Spray the masking tape with WD40 lubricating spray until the entire surface of the tape is coated. Wait five minutes.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    Cover the tape residue with another coating of WD40 and allow to soak for 10 minutes.

  4. 4

    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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