October 13th, 2002

care and feeding of a car seat

Hi gang,

I drive a truck with gray leather seats. Recently, it was broken into and I had the distinct honor of needing to tape a garbage bag over the window hole since a hurricane was coming. After doing this, I set the roll of duct tape on the seat. In hindsight, this was a bad idea. As it is wont to do in Houston, the sun beat down fervently and as far as I can tell, softened the adhesive part of the tape, which is now adhered to the surface of said seat. To clarify, there is no tape on the seat, only an adhesive residue.

Now, the question part. How can I safely remove this? I am sure that isopropyl alcohol will dissolve the adhesive, but I can't find anything describing it's effects or lack thereof on the net. Suggestions and thoughts, please!