Have a plastic product that had an old manufactures label stuck to it. I
decided to take it off and now have an old sticky glue substance (6x6 inch
square) on the product which can not be removed. I have laid wet rags on it
overnight and scrubed with soap and water and it is as sticky as ever. Any
ideas? Nothing to abrasive since I don't want to damage the plastic finish?
Al Franz (in firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| Have a plastic product that had an old manufactures label stuck to
| it. I decided to take it off and now have an old sticky glue
| substance (6x6 inch square) on the product which can not be
| removed. I have laid wet rags on it overnight and scrubed with
| soap and water and it is as sticky as ever. Any ideas? Nothing to
| abrasive since I don't want to damage the plastic finish?
Lighter fluid and soft paper towel or kleenex.
DeSoto, Iowa USA
The Goo-Gone or similar products work well as do many of the
You'll undoubtedly get a zillion suggestions, just be sure to test any
solvent very carefully first to make sure it is compatible w/ the
Acetone (fingernail polish remover) works well.
IPA (rubbing alcohol) is OK.
If it is small enough to fit in the sink then soaking it in Cascade Dish
washing detergent work wonders. The phosphorus in the detergent
dissolves the glue and rinses down the sink.
Goof-off and other such products work great too.
Al Franz wrote:
And for a real bonus, Acetone will probably remove the plastic as
well as the glue!
I'd avoid acetone and alcohol without careful testing. They will
dissolve many kinds of plastic. Stick with the citrus based
solutions for this.
Mr. G. D. Geen wrote:
On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 16:44:06 -0500, Mike Berger wrote:
He might be right. I saw a plastic measuring cup that someone had grated
orange peel into. The cup melted. Orange oil is potent.
My $0.02 is vegetable oil. All the other suggestions will work too. Good
"Keep your ass behind you"
vladimir a t mad scientist com
Just like koala farts ;)
It's good stuff, the oil that is. Cleans whiteboards, Glue. Removes
labels and rego stickers. You just have to put up with a running nose
while your using it. :)
Then again it's great for those stuffy head colds.
all the best
If you use one of the citrus based products you just want to limit your
Goo gone is what I've used for this type of thing and never had a
problem with plastics. You'll want to test it becasue sometimes the
older plastic stuff's color will fade. (don't know how old this item
is or what color) but as long as you don't let it stay on too long you
shouldn't have any problems.
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