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Q: I used Frisket stencil paper to mask a custom paint job. I sprayed the first color coat, let it dry, laid on the Frisket stencils, then painted the top color coat. When I peeled the Frisket, some of the adhesive stuck to first layer of paint. How can I get that off without ruining the entire paint job? By the way, I was using Dupli-Color lacquer.

Ken: A great product in craft stores called Goo Gone can remove glue residue left behind by labels, tags, stencils, and all sorts of other adhesives. That should do the trick in this case.

Because you used lacquer, alcohol or lighter fluid would probably work without harming the surface. Be careful, though - whatever you try, experiment in a spot that's not out in the open.

What really concerns me about your question, though, is that I've never known Frisket paper to leave any residue; usually that stuff peels right up, with no problem. Are you sure the base coat was dry enough when you applied the stencils? The only way to find out is to clean off the residue, and see what the bottom coat looks like.

If the Frisket paper actually became embedded in tacky paint, your custom paint job might be destined for a swim in the Great Purple Pond (Castrol Super Clean).



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