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    goo gone wouldnt take off paint very well. Its designed not to (intended for removing stickers from cars, ect...)

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    I havent been on here for a few days...but what I read above scares me.

    DO NOT NOT NOT use brake CLEANER on plastics (unless you 100% know its plastic safe! most are NOT) I said brake FLUID. Brake cleaner dries out the plastic usually making it brittle, and then it can shatter under any kind of flex. Brake fluid is an oil, and i have yet to see it harm a piece of plastic.
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    the safest & most effective way is to either sand it dry & then coat with a plastic (bumper) adheision promoter or use a bumper stripper, which is a paint remover specifically designed to strip paint off plastic, then coat with an adheisive promoter....

    I have never tried brake fluid.... I would worry about contaminating the plastic, as when your done stripping the next step is adheasion.... if youv'e used it with no problem then maybe it's o.k.,I don't know what the best solvent is to remove the brake fluid after... the safest thing to do is clean the plastic well with a water soluable( soap & water) and then an oil solvent (prep-sol/ prep kleen ppg dx 330.... there are many...) but there are correct chemicals for the job, there as close as your nearest professional body shop supply store....there all over the country everywhere

    this is if your looking to do it right....

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    LOL...I agree, try to use the right stuff if possible. After brake fluid you must scrub well. Sanding or bumper stripper would be best. Just be careful with the brake cleaner!
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    My experience is WD40. It will not harm plastic and you can wash it after. Just always test in a location you can't see when using any products...

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