Cheers,I use isopropyl alcohol and it works just fine. Be careful of what you buy however, as I found out that in the US this is known as rubbing alcohol. The difference is however, that rubbing alcohol has oils and scents etc in it and the strength is lower as well. As such, don't use rubbing alcohol.
A few years ago I rescued a 650W Fresnel from the bin. This fixture had long lost the gel frame retainers and clip and so someone had gaffed the gel to it. It had baked on that badly that the fibres were actually stuck to the body. I soaked it a tub of isopropyl alcohol for a couple of days, which lifted some of it and took to the rest with a scraper. After much hard work for very little return, I had the unit sand blasted. The end result was that the aluminium was actually starting to get worn away faster than the tape. As a result, I just had to powder coat over the top. Now the finish isn’t perfect but unless you are close enough, you will not notice it.ship said:
Very good point and one that is often forgottenship said:
True to a certain extent – but my experience with isopropyl alcohol (95%+) is that it is very effective in removing residue. You sometimes need multiple applications to remove heavy amounts of goo. I plan to experiment with soaking cable and checking for degradation of the outer jacket. Just have not had the time yet.ship said:
How many people actually use this?propmonkey said:try using tunnel tape: gaffa with a strip with out the adheisive in the middle.