03-07-2014, 05:25 AM
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  • Johnny
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When you remove stick-on labels from something there is always left over sticky residue/glue remaining. What do you guys use to remove this glue?

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 03-07-2014, 05:33 AM
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Goo-gone is a good product for that. Sold in many stores.

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 03-07-2014, 08:08 AM
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isopropanol

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 03-07-2014, 08:49 AM
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Good soap and elbow grease. Biggrin

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 03-07-2014, 09:05 AM
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WD-40

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 03-07-2014, 09:41 AM
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  • vferdman
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Best thing I found is naphta, which is basically Zippo lighter fluid. Better than Goo-gone and cheaper too. Just saturate a piece of paper towel with lighter fluid (or commercial naphta product of some sort) and wet the glue spot with it first allowing a few seconds for naphta to penetrate into the glue. After about 20-30 seconds the glue will usually wipe off with almost anything including a clean paper towel or if it's more stubborn than that, then rub gently with the soaked towel and it will be gone with amazing ease and no abrasion.

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 03-07-2014, 09:49 AM
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I have both Zippo Fluid and WD-40 so next time I will give those a try. Sure got to be better aroma wise than what I used this morning. I let a tin lid soak in a small pool of Gumout Fuel Injector Cleaner for about 20 minutes. It did the trick but the kitchen smelled like fuel additive until I aired it out.

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 03-07-2014, 09:55 AM
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(03-07-2014, 05:33 AM)Face Bannon Wrote: Goo-gone is a good product for that. Sold in many stores.

This stuff is quite good.

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 03-07-2014, 09:58 AM
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  • Harvey
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Ronson lighter fluid on a Q-tip....mild odor and seems to work on most everything.

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 03-07-2014, 10:02 AM
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  • freddy
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I use Goo-Gone, as well.

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 03-07-2014, 11:33 AM
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Go with the Goo-Gone. It won't stink and you won't be breathing in those nasty fumes from the other products.

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 03-07-2014, 12:07 PM
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Goo-Gone. I find it works best to let it soak for a while. What sometimes helps is to cut a piece of paper towel just large enough to cover the area, soak it in Goo-Gone, then lay it flat on the area for a few minutes.

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 03-07-2014, 03:42 PM
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Some of those sticky glues dissolve with vegetable oil.

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 03-07-2014, 04:33 PM
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Isopropanol or benzine, depending on the material... Benzine is quite effective on wood and lacquered objects, as it removes the glue without damaging the lacquer.

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 03-07-2014, 05:43 PM
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Naptha (paint thinner). Just clean up.

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 03-07-2014, 07:12 PM
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  • Shaun
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Careful: if there is a soluble plastic you're removing the label from, don't use solvent-based chemicals. I usually use Tea Tree oil or Eucalyptus oil, but these can damage plastics too. Like I say, it depends what you're removing the label from. Good luck

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 03-08-2014, 04:58 AM
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That is one of my pet peeves Angry
Why one thinks they still need to use the stickiest labels in the worst of places of the new item is beyond me.
I can see it on the boxes said items come in, but now that they can make labels that peel off with no residue, use them! Especially on higher dollar goods such as TVs etc.

Rant over Dodgy

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 03-08-2014, 10:08 AM
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(03-08-2014, 04:58 AM)Bowhnter Wrote: That is one of my pet peeves Angry
Why one thinks they still need to use the stickiest labels in the worst of places of the new item is beyond me.
I can see it on the boxes said items come in, but now that they can make labels that peel off with no residue, use them! Especially on higher dollar goods such as TVs etc.

Rant over Dodgy


TVs? Try APPLES! Apples, for god's sake! Does each and every apple really need a sticker? That drives me crazy. And it's not like I can use naphta on them. Some of the fruit and veggie stickers only come off with the part of said fruit/veggie. That drives me really mad.

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 03-08-2014, 10:38 AM
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yes - stickers on apples are crap - as is oranges sprayed with imazalil. double crap. i don't get the stickers on shaving brushes either. they go to trash just as easy as apple-stickers Exclamation

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 03-13-2014, 05:06 PM
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