Gaffers tape leave less adhesive residual after removed.
The type of adhesive used in a tape is a critical determining factor in any masking situation.
There are 3 main types of adhesives coating on tapes：
Rubber based adhesive: good initial tack, bad low temperature resistant, less adhesive residual after removed.
Acrylic based adhesive:moderate initial tack, good adhesion at low temperature, less adhesive residual after removed.
Silicone based adhesive:bad initial tack, good high temperature resistance.
Gaffers tape use to production crews in television, motion pictures, concerts, and live shows, to tape down cables and other short-term set-ups. It is also used when an immediate unplanned solution is needed, from briefly fastening equipment or props to repairing a broken production fixture. So the Gaffers tape important advantages are good Initial tack and less adhesive residual.
How do I remove Gaffers Tape Leave Residual ?
Consider using a little rubbing alcohol, which is a non-solvent for pressure-sensitive adhesives. When you apply rubbing alcohol, the adhesive residue will lose its adhesion and will precipitate. This can also work with acetone, or nail polish remover.