OT: Cleaning UPS Tape glue...?

Howdy,
I managed to get a tool gummed up with the glue from clear packing tape (UPS Tape).
I've tried the common solvents I have around the shop, but to no avail.
Any ideas for cleaning this stuff off of steel...?
Sincere thanks,
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Kenneth

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Kenneth wrote:

Goo-Be-Gone.
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Did you try both mineral spirits and acetone (no, not at the same time!)? There's also a commercial product called "Goo Gone" that might help. Good luck, Andy
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Paint thinner, acetone, lacquer thinner, trichloroethane, naphtha, xylene...
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Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
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On Thu, 07 Dec 2006 21:16:09 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@milmac.com (Doug Miller) wrote:

Howdy,
Thanks to all...,
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Kenneth wrote:

I've had good luck with naphtha (aka white gas aka coleman fuel).
Chris
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I keep fingernail polish remover, acetone, in the shop for such things. Usually works. -G
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Anhydrous isopropyl alcohol. Same stuff as ordinary rubbing alcohol except not diluted with water. You can buy anhydrous isopropyl at an ordinary drug store: just ask for it at the pharmacy counter.
This is the only thing I use to remove old label gum, most other adhesives, and permanent marker inks such as Sharpie. It is more effective than xylene.
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Hello Kenneth,
One product that is often on hand and works for most label and tape adhesives is lighter fluid. It is probably made of naphta (which was in the list of suggested products that Doug Miller posted).
Also, most oils, such as baby's oil, motor oil, etc. will soften the adhesive and keep it from sticking back to the object. You just rub the glue out with a little oil. If you use baby's oil, cleaning up the oil afterwards is easy with warm water and dish detergent.
Good luck!
Andre
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On Thu, 07 Dec 2006 17:45:56 -0500, "andypack"

I'll second or third the lighter fluid suggestion. It will also remove the sticky stuff when changing the scale on your Bies fence rail...without removing the paint.
Mike O.
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Permatex spray on gasket remover will melt anything, don't get it on a painted surface.
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Goof Off. Excellent.
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Hello to all,
"Goo Gone" did the deed, and that after naphtha did virtually nothing.
This was tenacious stuff...
Thanks again,
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