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Old 03-02-2008, 02:58 PM   #11
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This is exactly the issue. Some of the things I'm working with are plastic, and I'm afraid of eating in to them.
This might be a time when you should try the mayo or peanut butter remedy. Or Goo Gone or Goof Off, but read the labels first to see what they can be used on. FYI I've had about the same results using mayo/peanut butter as I have with Goo Gone and Goof Off. And...I already have mayo and peanut butter in the house.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:18 AM   #12
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Vinegar!! It'll come off in seconds and it won't ruin plastic, or most surfaces for that matter. Plus, it's cheap. The only downside is the smell. However I use it for so many things around the house that I think I'm becomming immune to it.
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:18 AM   #13
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I just pulled the UPC labels off a number of spice containers, a silicone whisk, and some new wooden spoons (yeah, DC is influencing my real life) by soaking them in hot soapy water for a few hours and then rubbing them with my fingertips.
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I got both, though I lost the can of Goof-Off.

Goo-Gone also now comes in a pump-spray bottle. I've had much continued success with Goo-Gone though.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:00 AM   #15
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Rubbing alcohol can help.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:05 AM   #16
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Vinegar!! It'll come off in seconds and it won't ruin plastic, or most surfaces for that matter. Plus, it's cheap. The only downside is the smell. However I use it for so many things around the house that I think I'm becomming immune to it.
Thanks for this - I didn't know. I've gotten to where I actually like the smell of vinegar since I use it for most of my household cleaning. To me, it's what clean smells like!
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it REALLY all entirely depends upon the adhesive used, it is Polar or non-polar?

everything has a solvent (yes even Diamond!).

personally I always start with plain hot soapy water, and it that fails I go to WD-40 (it has a good mixture of different solvents in there), then move to the Harsh stuff if that fails such as Acetone (nail polish remover if you have no pure acetone).

if THAT fails there`s always the "Brute Force" tactic, stick in the freezer for an hour, take it out and use a paint scraper!

and as the saying goes, if at 1`st you don`t succeed, destroy all evidence that you even tried
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:35 PM   #18
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Thanks for this - I didn't know. I've gotten to where I actually like the smell of vinegar since I use it for most of my household cleaning. To me, it's what clean smells like!
Me too! DH used to complain about the smell all the time and I told him that if I couldn't smell it the it wasn't clean.
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