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Old 02-02-2017, 01:32 PM
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Does anyone have any tricks to get the tape 3m 233 to stick to rubber.We used to use some stuff called tape-it but no longer avail. Thanks

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Cleaning it with lacquer thinner should help But honestly, I find it hard to even think about masking it, I remove it.

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yep r&i but this rubber in made out of unabtainium ,so was lookn at other options
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Ahhhhh, yeah cleaning it has worked the best for me. But you have to be VERY CAREFUL as to not make the tape stick too good! You could damage the rubber removing it.

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Does anyone have any tricks to get the tape 3m 233 to stick to rubber.We used to use some stuff called tape-it but no longer avail. Thanks
LOL, I just cant believe all the crap people can come with to sell people. All you need is wax and grease remover, Thats it. W&G the rubber at least once before you tape the car, then once when you do the whole car.
Remember to "wax on wax off" and your all set, the reason lacquer thinner wont work is, for one its to aggressive and can melt some materials and TWO it evaporates to fast to "wax off" while wet. Any W&G remover will work. for plastics and rubbers

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You are very right DBM, the wax and grease remover is where you want to start at the very least. Using it properly as you laid out should do the job. Unless there is something like Armorall (DAMN I HATE THAT STUFF) on it the wax and grease remover should work.

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One more thought is after the W&G remover, a coat of hairspray. Then the tape should stick just fine, and the rubber won't be damaged. If it's not all hard and brittle, mabe pull back tape would work.
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A second wipe down may be required and on some car that are heavily dosed in afro sheen a third go, if that don't do the trick remove the weather strip and tape to the pinch weld. I had one that was a real problem it looked like it was dipped in the crap. If you remove the weather strip, wash your hands right away or everything you touch will be contaminated.
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