Originally Posted by fortun8son
GooGone works for most residue. Really stubborn stuff might need Goof-Off.
Jimbo-You might try some good, old-fashioned steam from your teakettle to loosen the masking tape.
Cheers, I must admit one thing I havn't tried is steam, but when using that for other things have to remember to be careful, as easy to burn yourself using steam.
I can get the masking tape off in little pieces, once it has been on for years, but the residue it leaves is ridculously difficult to remove sometimes without damaging the paint underneath, and should add only certain types of paint are affected. The best solution is prevention, so please nobody leave masking tape on their rackets for a long period of time!