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    Arrow rest glue residue removal

    I am switching from a stick-on arrow rest to a more adjustable metal one. On removal of the stick-on rest i have been left with glue residue on the riser.

    What is the best way to remove this? I had considered Acetone but am worried this will damage the paint on the riser.

    For reference the riser is a 2013 Hoyt Horizon

    Thanks,

    P.A.

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    I would usually start with "mechanical methods" - i.e. scrape with something softer than the surface.
    But if it's smooth and you've just got a little stickiness, then in the past I've used isopropyl alchohol, soap (or surface cleaner) and water, or even just buffing with a piece of kitchen towel (which has the bonus of tending to reveal if you missed any lumpier bits).
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    Yes, acetone will take off the paint. I use eucalyptus oil. Spread a drop over the sticky stuff, leave it for a few minutes, then rub with a rag. Clean of the residual oil with methylated spirits before fitting the new rest. I believe similar results could be obtained with WD40 if you can't get Aussie tree sap (eucalyptus or tea tree).

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    Wax & grease remover & like its been said wd40 / CRC

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    Lighter fluid from a pound shop or Isoprpoyl Alcohol (IPA) from a chemists - use on absolutely any surface with a bit of kitchen towel roll for zero damage & guaranteed clean.



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    +1 for isopropyl alchohol with a paper towel or microfibre cloth

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