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New car leftover residue from transport wrap

ShootnparShootnpar Posts: 2
edited February 17 in General
Looking for advice on how to remove some leftover transport wrap residue from a new Honda Civic that we just purchased. Didn’t want to use my fingernail :). Any advice is appreciated.


  • thebeanthebean Parts UnknownPosts: 946
    I’ve always had luck using a product called Goo Gone and a soft cloth like a diaper. It’s orange oil and I’ve never had it harm anything I’ve used it on.
    2015 Honda Accord EX, 2017 Honda Civic EX-T
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,295
    That might work--to be safe, though, test it on some obscure and hidden part of the paint surface.
    You might also try WD-40. Soak the tape and let it sit for a minute--wipe off any drip-down that isn't part of the work area.

    Then very gently use the edge of a credit card to scrape off the tape--don't apply lots of pressure, just enough to "catch" the edge of the tape to peel it off.

    Then, when you're done, you can buff and wax if you need to.

    Again, test the WD-40 on a hidden surface. I've never had it hurt anything, but better safe than sorry.

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  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 4,926
    Stop back at you dealer, show it to your salesperson and have the dealer remove it.
  • texasestexases Posts: 8,697
    Yes, this is the dealer's responsibility. If you try and fix it, and something goes wrong, you can't get any help from the dealer.
  • Thanks everyone, dealer came through and did the right thing
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