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Posted: 8/9/2005 9:43:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 11:33:03 AM EDT by pathfinder74]
I cheaper plastic container that had food in it. I took the label off but all the sticky adhesive reisude is still on it. I'd like to get as much of that off as I can. I tried steam, hot water, soaper water, and rubbing alcohol. None really worked.

I don't have any fancy chemicals laying around the house like acetone. What is a simple household solution?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:51:34 AM EDT
There is a product out there for removing glue residue but I can't remember the name of it at the moment... It had something like citrus or orange in the name..
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:53:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 9:53:42 AM EDT by California_Kid]

Originally Posted By pathfinder74:
...
I don't have any fancy chemicals laying around the house like acetone. What is a simple household solution?



Do you have a functioning female unit in the house? She should have some nail polish remover (which contains acetone).

White gasoline sometimes works. The best IMO is a product called Goo Gone, available at your supermarket, hardware store, or head shop.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:53:40 AM EDT
Try citrus/orange/lemon oil (pledge sells a orange oil product that has worked for me).
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:55:09 AM EDT
Ronsonal Lighter fliud.

The kind that goes in a Zippo
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:57:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SO-COM:
There is a product out there for removing glue residue but I can't remember the name of it at the moment... It had something like citrus or orange in the name..



There is some stuff called Goo Gone that works pretty good.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:58:34 AM EDT
WD40
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:58:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Makarov:
Try citrus/orange/lemon oil (pledge sells a orange oil product that has worked for me).



+1


Also, you can lay some wax paper over it and then GENTLE rub and iron over the spot. That should help melt the glue.

Sgatr15
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:58:50 AM EDT
There is a fluid called Oops! that will work.

+1 on the lighter fluid or Naptha.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:58:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 9:59:15 AM EDT by NewbHunter]
Jig saw

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:59:58 AM EDT
Paint thinner.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:01:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rxdawg:
Paint thinner.



yep. and mineral spirits. pretty much almost any solvent hotter than alcohol.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:06:36 AM EDT
1. Goo Gone.

2. Belt Sander.

3. Fire.

R.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:13:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:
Ronsonal Lighter fliud.

The kind that goes in a Zippo



+1 works on most label residue...
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:13:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
WD40



+1
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:15:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SgtKiwi:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
WD40



+1




+2...
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:17:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Noname:

Originally Posted By SgtKiwi:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
WD40



+1




+2...



+3 and you probably have some around the house
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:23:51 AM EDT
Sand Blaster
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:26:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PinePig:

Originally Posted By Noname:

Originally Posted By SgtKiwi:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
WD40



+1




+2...



+3 and you probably have some around the house



The new non-flammable WD-40 doesn't work as good as the old

but you can scrape it off using WD-40......or wipe it off using lighter fluid.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:32:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
Do you have a functioning female unit in the house? She should have some nail polish remover (which contains acetone).



Will acetone take it off without much scrubbing?

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'll definitely store this in my idiot databanks (aka my brain)
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:37:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PinePig:

Originally Posted By Noname:

Originally Posted By SgtKiwi:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
WD40



+1




+2...



+3 and you probably have some around the house




+4

or an arc gouger
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 12:34:37 PM EDT
Try butter or Crisco. Let it soak awhile and then scrape the residue off.

An old trick my grandmother taught me. The fats react with the glue...

—Dan
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