Originally Posted by Herk7769
Just re-did mine and ran into the same issue. That OEM tape held great.
In fact it held so good (and NOTHING up to and including acetone) would remove it. I just stuck the new lights right on top of it.
I work at a large format print shop and run into this tape all the time and have to remove it often. Use a heat gun (very carefully!) never keeping it one spot too long. This should loosen it up enough to pull a lot off.
Whatever won't come off, douse liberally with goo gone or another adhesive remover. Let sit and then scrape off. A plastic squeegee works great, never metal! Whatever residue is left over is removed with isopropyl alcohol.
It's not a quick job, but it works.