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Old 02-24-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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ISO help removing label gunk

I absolutely hate the sticky stuff that removing many labels and price tags creates. Is there a good product or technique for getting rid of it?

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Old 02-24-2008, 12:24 PM   #2
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If you are in the US, get a plastic bottle of "Goo Gone" , works great !
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:26 PM   #3
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Goo Gone works well, but we fine Goof Off works even better.
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Window cleaner also works, along with hot soapy water.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:11 PM   #5
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I absolutely hate the sticky stuff that removing many labels and price tags creates. Is there a good product or technique for getting rid of it?
If the product can be soaked , I soak it in hot water to help loosen the label .
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:21 PM   #6
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Just plain oil rubbed into a label and left to sit will soften almost all adhesives. P-nut butter works well because it doesn't drip - it stays where you put it. But it's the oil in the p-nut butter that does the trick.
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Just plain oil rubbed into a label and left to sit will soften almost all adhesives. P-nut butter works well because it doesn't drip - it stays where you put it. But it's the oil in the p-nut butter that does the trick.
I was going to say the same thing. WD-40 or another lube will do it too.
Must be a backwoods thing
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Sometimes lighter fluid will work, too.
But on something really stubborn, acetate or fingernail polish remover. You have to be very careful with it as it will eat into a lot of things you might be trying to remove the glue from though.
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I usually spread a little mayonnaise on the label, cover with plastic wrap directly on top of the mayo and let the piece sit overnight. In the morning, the label usually comes off quite easily. As someone else has mentioned, peanut butter works, too.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:53 PM   #10
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Sometimes lighter fluid will work, too.
But on something really stubborn, acetate or fingernail polish remover. You have to be very careful with it as it will eat into a lot of things you might be trying to remove the glue from though.
This is exactly the issue. Some of the things I'm working with are plastic, and I'm afraid of eating in to them.
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