Best way to remove tape "goo" from barrel?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by megastink, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. megastink

    megastink Well-Known Member

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    I have a Savage MKII .22lr that I'm restoring. The barrel and exterior of tenction were wrapped in camp tape for the last 5 years. Now, there is a bunch of adhesive ("goo") on the metal. What can I use to get it off?
     
  2. Black Tail Hunter

    Black Tail Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Really just about any adhesive remover or solvent should do the trick. Sometimes old tape adhesive can be pretty stubborn so you may need to use something fairly aggressive. Probably start out with some goo-gone. If that doesnt do it then try brake cleaner, if still no luck maybe lacquer thinner. I dont think any of these will hurt the bluing but i would probably remove the action from the stock to prevent any unwanted finish damage. After you are done i would use your favorite gun oil on the bluing, burchwood casey makes a product called barricade which also works nice on blued surfaces. Good luck.
     

  3. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    Acetone
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Acetone also lacquer thinner.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    PB Blaster
     
  6. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    WD-40 will do it or Goo-Gone which is sold at Wal-mart etc. Just put a little on a rag and wipe it on and it will take the tape goo right off.
     
  7. gebhardt02

    gebhardt02 Well-Known Member

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    Goo-Gone followed by Acetone to get rid of the residual Goo-Gone.

    Geb
     
  8. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 Well-Known Member

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    I just had an issue like this on my AR 15. I used carb cleaner and a paper towel.
     
  9. 7mmRHB

    7mmRHB Well-Known Member

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    Kroil works amazingly well on tape residue ----- RHB
     
  10. Max Heat

    Max Heat Well-Known Member

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    Toluene works well.
     
  11. jrhammo08sxt

    jrhammo08sxt Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Goo-gone
     
  12. Brewer

    Brewer Well-Known Member

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    Any organic solvent should work acetone, methel-ether-ketone carb and choke cleaner, googone.... gasoline... any will work. be careful though what it does to the finish on the stock.
     
  13. sbhooper

    sbhooper Banned

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    Another vote for Goo Gone and acetone.
     
  14. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    Chlorinated brake cleaner in a spray can. Non flammable, but you still need a good exhaust fan. Don't let it get on your stock.

    Tom