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#1 of 11 Old 05-16-2005, 02:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Not sure where this should go so I’ll just start here…

You know when you pull a product sticker off and it doesn’t come off all the way, it leaves that glue stuff behind? Does anyone know how to get it all off?

Sorry if this sounds really dumb, but I haven’t figured out a way yet and I’ve tried all kinds of things. I can usually scrape a lot of it off but some always stays behind and dirt gets stuck in it and it is just nasty. I just did this to a new butter dish yesterday and I want to use it, but I’m not putting my bare butter on nasty, sticky glue! :

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I'm pretty sure that rubbing alchohol works.

I'm still using the product called Goo Gone. Its one of the few UNnatural products still hanging around. I paid money for it, so I haven't wanted to just toss it.

I wouldn't want to put my butter on that either!

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another goo gone user here - though I haven't used it in a while. For dishes sometimes I have had luck with Really Really hot water - but I assumed you already tried that

Good luck.

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Try lighter fluid (the kind in the blue and yellow squeeze bottle) or nail polish remover. Use some on a cotton pad. If the label is still on, allow it to soak a bit (you can see the paper absorbing the fluid). The label should slide right off.

The lighter fluid works great on adhesive residue on paper! It evaporates and won't harm the paper or leave a mark. Be aware, though, that the adhesive may leave its mark on paper!

By the way, this stuff works great on removing band-aids, too! Barely lift the edge of the adhesive part of the band-aid, and dab the fluid on the skin underneath. Slowly lift the band-aid and continue dabbing the fluid on the part where the skin & band-aid meet. Do NOT let the fluid touch a wound as it will sting!!! This is especially great for removing band-aids from areas that have hair on them (forearm, hairy leg).

I have NO problems changing band-aids on our 6 year old ds using this "technique"!!
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Try using creamy peanut butter. Put it on and leave it for a couple of hours, then wash. It worked wonders on a couple of my sticky spots, but it didn't work for one of them.

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Nail polish remover Works great on removing those nasty dirt marks on your skin when you've had surgical tape on to long too. Learned that from my PT guy

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I love goo gone!!! I have used it on all manner of things from clothing, to walls to my own skin. It works great! I used to use rubbing alcohol, but noticed that it will sometimes take the finish off of things (the picture frame I was going to give as a gift, for example : ) My dad introduced me to goo gone, and I haven't looked back since! :LOL
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I've tried nail polish remover, didn’t work for me. Hot water too, lots of times. I’ve never thought to try rubbing alcohol though... I don’t even keep any in the house. Or lighter fluid...

I’ll try the peanut butter though! If that doesn’t work I guess I will try to find some Goo Gone. This happens to me ALL THE TIME (I’m too impatient to take the stickers off properly ).

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Try baking soda and vinegar. Sprinkle some b.s. on the sticky then add a little vinegar so it fizzes. Let it sit a couple minutes the wipe it off.
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Moving this to Natural Home and Body Care...
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Ok, I just did this today with a VERY sticky label on a spice jar that I plan to reuse. Well I got a bowl that it could be submerged in, squirted a bit of dish soap added just enough HOT water to get some bubbles going and added about 6 drops of sweet orange EO. Then I swished it around to combine, dropped in the spice jar and added more hot water to cover.

A couple hours later, I checked it and the label was just laying in the water. The jar was smooth with no sign of glue. I was a bit shocked that it worked. Hope that helps ya some. Good luck!
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