Correct solvent for adhesive removal?

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  1. Snoho3

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    just received my new Prime. I pulled off the yellow and white warning sticker on the cell phone charging tray on the center plastic console. Quite a bit of the adhesive was left behind. Question - what can I use to remove the remaining adhesive.seems like very tough stuff and I don’t want to damage the finish of the plastic.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
     
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    Funny, I have a bottle of something called citrasolv that's my usual go-to for stuff like that.

    Don't underestimate it, though. You might try it a little diluted first. It will soften some plastics, enough that you might leave marks if you are using a pointy tool or stiff brush, probably not if you just roll the goop off with your fingers or a paper towel. Rinse well as soon as you're done so it's not on there longer than necessary.

    -Chap
     
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    When I was researching how to remove wheel weight adhesive, this stuff was highly recommended:

    3M 38983 General Purpose Adhesive Remover

    Haven't followed through and tried it though.
     
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    Mineral spirits work for me.
     
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    WD-40 worked for me when removing packing tape adhesive from the plastic rear "bumper" when I had my 2010. Please do not ask why I had packing tape adhesive on the plastic rear "bumper." :whistle:
     
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    Goo Gone is great stuff.
     
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    Agreed on the Goo Gone stuff. Dollarama had a small 2 oz bottle for $1.00 last time I was there.
     
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    Used to use Goof Off - Don't know if it's still available, but worked great as well...
     
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    Goof Off is not compatible with all plastics. It will attack and ruin some types.
     
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    I use both goof off and goo gone. Both work fine on plastics. Don't use the professional strength liquid that comes in a paint thinner like bottle usually (non spray bottle) 6oz. That is the heavy duty stuff that takes everything off.
     
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    What's fairly safe and mild and good is cigarette lighter fluid.
    The Goof Off I just got at Walmart has xylene and acetone...the acetone can be aggressive, and would not normally be found in lighter fluid, whereas the xylene is probably a typical lighter fluid component.
     
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    Rubbing alcohal is a safe try, it is on the safer end to try.