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I thought I'd get my Thorens out from storage to listen to some of my old vinyl. Unfortunately when I last moved house I thought it would be a good idea to hold the clear top cover onto the base by strapping it up with masking tape. However, 8 years later the masking tape has disintegrated leaving a nasty residue behind.

I tried Wd40 as has been suggested a few times on the web, but it didn't work at all. I tried a little heatsink compound remover as it is ctrus based, but that didn't work either.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Is the muck left on the base or on the cover?

If on the base (wood/metal) then isoprop alcohol ought to take it off (try it somewhere hidden first, as it can remove some varnishes, etc.). If it's on the perspex cover, then I'm afraid it's going to take some elbow grease with something like T-Cut followed by a polish.

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Probably very effective, but daft money.

As before, it really depends on the surface that has been crapped on.

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Thanks for the replies.

The residue is on the base and cover, it's very hard and not at all sticky. I think if I can at least sort out the perspex then it will look a whole deal better. The base is a black wood grain effect, so I'm not sure what it's actually made of, so I'm more wary of what to do with that.

I think I'll try the plastic polish set first.

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Looking at the price.... maybe I'll try t-cut first!

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I would also try lighter fuel on the lid. Flood it so it soaks the old tape glue, and it should wipe off with a cloth.

Masking tape residue is awful.

S

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Goo gone is what you need Eddingtons Goo Gone Sticky Stuff Remover 30ml - 680002 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000BOCAMG/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_yTqfxbJZKS77Q

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petrol, but test it carefully on a hidden corner first...it can make some plastics milky. Good stuff tho for non smokers!

I don't need to say take care do I?

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All of these suggestions realy should be tried on a small area first.

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Maplin do spray cans of label remover, otherwise get on the meths :)

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All of these suggestions realy should be tried on a small area first.

It does concern me that petroleum based solvents might cause some form of degradation of the perspex over time (assuming it is perspex). I'll see if I can find an area around the rear to test.

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