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removing adhesive residue from visors

Any tips would be appreciated for removing the residue left behind from taking off my window vent visors. None of the double sided tape stayed on the car all of it is on the plastic visor.

Concerned as I do not want to use something that will tarnish the plastic visors. thanks.
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Not sure if Goo gone will affect the window visors if you get careless and have it on there. If you wash it off any unwanted parts quick you should be fine. If you're not wanting to risk it another good option to try would be rubbing alcohol or witch hazel for them. Apply it on a paper towel or cotton ball and dab lightly. Warm water and scrubbing it off should help you out too if you do it in your tub and let it soak up for a while.

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Not sure if Goo gone will affect the window visors if you get careless and have it on there. If you wash it off any unwanted parts quick you should be fine. If you're not wanting to risk it another good option to try would be rubbing alcohol or witch hazel for them. Apply it on a paper towel or cotton ball and dab lightly. Warm water and scrubbing it off should help you out too if you do it in your tub and let it soak up for a while.
I guess what concerns me is leaving it on long enough for it work. Most chemicals and I assume Goo gone mentioned here require time to work I think? I never used it before so unsure.
I have an aerosol can of 3M adhesive remover but unsure whether this is OK to use. I couldnt see anywhere were it states not good for plastics.
Whatever I used its going to be a long laborious process. All the double sided tape is on all the visors.
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you don't need to let goo gone soak... it'll work fine just rubbing it on the visors with whatever implement you choose.

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You're not supposed to just spray goo gone on really. I would simply apply it to some old rag like a sock that you're going to toss. Rub it on the tape and it should come off little by little. You can apply heat to the tape too to make the glue loose and easier to remove. As long as you don't go overboard and soak crap up it shouldn't really mess anything up. It's not going to be a tough task, just tedious and boring lol

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I trashed one of my visors. Used 3m adhesive remover, it melted it.

Anyone have a rear passanger side visor ?
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I trashed one of my visors. Used 3m adhesive remover, it melted it.

Anyone have a rear passanger side visor ?
Waaaa? Pics? Weird how it "melted"

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Just did them to mine i just took some time using my nails to scrape alternatives may be a heat gun it helps separate the hold from the tape and the visor. And as carbon said goo gone but if you have the 3m 2 side tape it doesn't help since the tape is slippery. Best change is taking your time while watching tv and slowly peel.
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As soons as I sprayed it on it melted the visor, started to go milky white and soft on me within seconds.

I immediatly cleaned it off and polished ( wet and dry ) as best I could. Looks alright now but not perfect. Hence if you got a spare rear one link me up.
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