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How can you get duct tape off of yourself?

Asked by Quebecisgood (63points) September 29th, 2019

My friends dared me to do something involving duct tape and I did it, stupidly. Is there any way to take it off without it hurting like blazes?

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Nevada83's avatar

Several different types of oil can help with that. It’s still going to hurt, but not as badly. I’m not going to ask what you did because I don’t judge people. :)

I wish you luck.

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ragingloli's avatar

You rip it off, in one quick movement.

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kritiper's avatar

Spray it down with WD-40, let it soak for a couple of minutes, then remove and good luck!

ucme's avatar

Dance, no seriously.
Vigorous, prolonged dancing will make you sweat & the salt will eventually dissolve the binding agent.
Will only work if you stick with it though…giggity ; -}

SEKA's avatar

Goo-Be-Gone works wonders on releasing the sticky stuff. The soaking in a hot tub of water isn’t a bad idea either

Another suggestion – when friends feel the need to dare you to do something, don’t worry about being called a chicken because the aftermath is usually worse than being called a chicken. I would think being called a chicken would be much better than wiggling out of duct tape that’s going to take every hair with it

Oh yes, good luck

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Rubbing alcohol will help remove the residue. Save a piece of tape for your friend’s mouths.:)

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I thought about Goo Be Gone but I was afraid his skin could have an unpleasant reaction.

Well? Did you get it off?

Quebecisgood's avatar

Yes, I did. Thanks :)

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Well how? I have grandsons up and coming so I need to know what to do!

Quebecisgood's avatar


Well, I wouldn’t want to give you ideas, but I’ll say it anyway. I just slowly pulled it off, leaving a pretty good red spot.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Did you try oils or soaking?

Quebecisgood's avatar

Nah, I just went for it and got it off.

amzounslide95's avatar

When I remove tape of any kind from cardboard, I find that a carefully and intermittently applied blow dryer allows the tape to be peeled back.

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