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proatthagame 
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Posted: September 24, 2007 at 4:31 PM / IP Logged  
I opened up my ignition harness and the previous owner had a very bad alarm job. Some of the alarm wires are cut and are still connected to oem wire with elec tape. Its a mess. But all the wires have that nasty electrical tape reidue and they are all sticky. How do i get that stuff off of there? I dont really like the idea of using water on those wires.....its mainly on the shielding......should i just use water or some goo gone?
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Posted: September 24, 2007 at 9:52 PM / IP Logged  
Just use some adhesive remove from 3M that is safe for electrical wires or you could use rubbing alcohol.
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CapSS92 
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Posted: September 25, 2007 at 5:05 AM / IP Logged  
I've had good luck with the alcohol and also WD-40.
9 t gsx 
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Posted: September 25, 2007 at 2:15 PM / IP Logged  

Spraying some brake cleaner into a rag works very good. 

ringojam 
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Posted: September 25, 2007 at 9:28 PM / IP Logged  
WD-40 all the way also kerosene on a rag.and wipe.
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djdowdell 
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Posted: November 18, 2007 at 1:59 AM / IP Logged  
Acetone and a rag? Good ventilation too, lol!
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classy68cat 
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Posted: November 25, 2007 at 7:38 AM / IP Logged  
Just  beware of WD40. One squirt can kill any future paint job. This stuff is a painters nightmare. It causes fisheye and almost impossible to remove. WD40 should not be used in any shop that works on cars.
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zsupra1221 
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Posted: November 26, 2007 at 9:24 AM / IP Logged  
you should also wash your hands after using electrical tape since it has lead in it.
importhunter 
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Posted: December 08, 2007 at 12:06 AM / IP Logged  
^ Wow I did not know this! Hum learn something new everyday!
djrn 
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Posted: December 19, 2007 at 10:22 AM / IP Logged  
I use goo off. spray in a rag and rub it off..   no homo

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