[vcf-midatlantic] Museum report

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Mon Mar 19 01:46:14 EDT 2018


> Goof Off is NOT the same thing as Goo Gone. Use Goo Gone. Goof Off is
> mostly Xylene - a paint thinner. It will dissolve many plastics, and
> it will damage or remove many paints. Goo Gone is a citrus based
> cleaner that is safe for plastics. It can still damage paint, but it's
> considerably safer and is generally better at de-gooing things than
> Goof Off (in my experience). Test in a small area, of course, but I've
> yet to have it remove paint from metal. Standard procedure when using
> Goo Gone is to saturate with enough Goo Gone to dissolve the goo and
> wipe it up - then clean with alcohol to remove the Goo Gone, as it
> leaves an oily residue.

Good details. Thank you. I'll use proper Goo Gone. (In my defense, I 
shopped for GG, couldn't find a local store that had it, and bought GO 
based on a recommendation from the experienced-seeming local hardware 
store employee.)



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