I've been using the new stuff with similar success. It's available at
Walmart, at the check-out counters.
From: John K. Chester
Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2014 8:35 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Removing sticky residue from tape
At 07:49 PM 7/6/2014, you wrote:
>I did a similar joy a few years ago- would you believe duct tape? and
>used Ronson lighter fluid on a cue tip, oh so gently applied.
Searching for Ronsonol lighter fluid, I see that it has been discontinued,
although some vendors still claim to have it in stock. I also see that its
formulation changed in 2010. Old Ronsonol was 100% naphtha -- same stuff
you can buy in a pint or quart can at your local paint store. New Ronsonol
is different, although maybe not much different. I don't like "maybe" when
I'm working on old tapes, so I just use naphtha.
The best info I found is in a forum for guitar techs, because it seems they
use it to clean guitars:
-- John Chester