Rather buy a new football
|I still get many inquiries into the best
method to remove adhesive & other "gunk" from
helmets. For stubborn adhesive residues I prefer 3M
Adhesive Remover, available from auto body repair & paint
supply shops. BUT, be careful with this, as it is VERY
aggressive and will eat right through any lacquer paints (especially
the clear lacquer coats on EVERY Wingo blank minihelmet shell!!).
It will also remove autographs and all inks lickety-split
from any surface. Be very careful with this stuff, and
test on a hidden area for compatibility.
For general use, I prefer
Goo-Gone. This works for most of my adhesive removal
needs, and is fairly safe to use. But, as with anything,
test on a hidden surface to determine compatibility with your
products and to avoid damage.
Another product I've had good luck with is Goof-Off, widely
available from most department & hardware stores.