Goo-B-Gone on Vinyl Liner?

randys

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Oct 28, 2018
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Clayton, NC
Not sure if this question belongs here, but I figure that folks here would know best on whether this would mess with chemistry or destroy my liner...

The concrete forms used around our pool had a strong, sticky adhesive (basically a sticker) that stuck to the liner. When removed, it seemed some of the adhesive remained. It's the kind of sticky adhesive you'd use go-b-gone to remove the obnoxious remnant of a sticker. So my question is, what can I use to remove the goo? Would goo-b-gone damage the liner? The label says it is phosphate free (Amazon.com: Goo Gone Original Liquid - 8 Ounce - Surface Safe Adhesive Remover Safely removes Stickers Labels Decals Residue Tape Chewing Gum Grease Tar)

I'd hope it isn't acetone. If it is I wouldn't use it. What is a better solution? Is there something I can use that is abrasive enough to get the adhesive off, but not abrasive enough to destroy my liner & chemically safe for the pool?
 

Divin Dave

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Oct 2, 2013
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Longview, Texas
the color of the liner is just ink and it's printed on, so it not really abrasion to worry about, but its removing the ink. If you have a piece of scrap liner left over, try the goo gone on that, or even WD40.

If you dont have a scrap, use some on an inconspicuous place in the pool and just lightly rub a tiny spot, maybe with a Q Tip to see if it removes the ink. If not, then you should be fine.
 

YippeeSkippy

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Jan 17, 2012
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Evans, Georgia
Please let us know how the Goo-be-gone worked on the scrap piece of vinyl? For future reference, y'know?

I had the exact same problem with those darn concrete forms on my fiberglass pool too. I just can't remember what I used to clear it off?

Maddie :flower:
 

randys

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Oct 28, 2018
79
Clayton, NC
I ended up not. The bottle says not to use it on that material. Every once in a while, when I'm in a productive mood in the pool I tackle one whole section. It comes off by rubbing with your finger, especially after a few months soaking in the sun.
 

YippeeSkippy

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Jan 17, 2012
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Evans, Georgia
I wonder if rubbing alcohol will work? It takes off sticky glue type things elsewhere, why not there?? On a rag rubbed on. Worth a try first on a scrap to make sure it doesn't affect the dyes in the vinyl. :)

Maddie :flower: