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30 Helpful Items To Remove Sticky Adhesive Goo
Posted By Tipnut On June 21, 2010 @ 2:50 am In Fixes & How-To,General | 354 Comments
Things like price stickers and labels, different types of tape (packing, masking, scotch tape) can leave behind a sticky, gooey residue that’s a tricky mess to remove. Here’s a list of items that can help make the cleanup job a lot easier.
Updated: This list was first published in 2007 but there were a few good additions in the comments section below that I’m adding so they won’t get missed…
Careful: Please test in an unnoticeable area first to make sure there will be no damage to the surface (especially on wood).
Have I left out your tried and true method? Please share below .
(Originally published November 14, 2007) Plastering a vehicle with decals isn’t as common as it used to be but you still may come across them when buying used vehicles (and during hot election seasons).
It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now how do you get the stubborn suckers off? Here are a few tips and tricks for peeling them off and getting rid of any residue left behind.
Getting Started: Use old credit cards, plastic rulers or blades to help peel it off when using one of the methods below.
*First test a small area where it won’t be noticed to make sure the vehicle’s paint job won’t be damaged or discolored.
Once you’ve gotten it off, you’ll find a bit of glue left on the vehicle. Keep heating with a hair dryer and rub it off with mineral spirits or a vinegar soaked cloth. You can also try WD40 or go through the list at the top of the page and test items until you find one that works (remember to test the surface of the vehicle first to ensure no permanent damage will occur).
Once you’ve completed the job, wipe the area well with a hot, soapy cloth to wash off the solvent (if any was used).
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