I've always been troubled by not knowing how to remove glue residue.
The worst is glue left after peeling off labels. I've used hair dryer heat
and water soak plus scrub to get by. Now I'm confronted with residue left
from size labels on a pair of thongs bought from a discount store. I'm sure
if I wear these thongs several times the patch will show, and the sticky
feeling is most unpleasant, too.
Any way to "dissolve" the glue? Without leaving a mark on the soft material
which does not look like leather and is rather absorbent similar to
cardboard though I'm sure it's not.
Mineral spirits works well, but might take a little scrubbing sometimes. Paint
thinner from a hardware store in a 2 gallon can is much more economical than
smaller packages. It's often mixed with other stuff and sold in small bottles
under a variety of names, they don't work much better.
There are a number of solvents you can try, some mre "aggressive" than
others. Not knowing what the thongs are made of makes it difficult to
make a specific recommendation. Try a drop or two of cooking oil,
mineral oil or baby oil on a rag and gently rub the area. If that
doesn't work, try lighter fluid, paint thinner (mineral spirits), or
kerosene. I can't guarantee this will remove any color or not.
"Goo-Gone" is a product that claims to remove glue residue, although I
have not tried this.
On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 04:48:35 GMT, "AnnAnne"
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