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Thread: Need suggestions for removing glue

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightman View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'll pick up some WD-40 and give it a try. Love the smell!
    WD40 seems to excel at this task. Spray and let it soak a couple of seconds and then wipe away.

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    +1 on "WD40"
    the nice thing about it, it doesn't eat into paint and does melt plastics.
    Sometimes, on real old label adhesive, where the label almost falls off, but the old dried adhesive is still on the "thing", I'll coat the area with WD40 and let it sit over night.
    Then once adhesive is removed, I clean the WD40 off the "thing" with Iso Alc.

    When WD40 don't cut it, then I will try 100% Citrus/orange oil(if you can find it?) and if that don't work, I move to the more aggressive stuff as a last resort, like MS, or Acetone, or Lacquor thinner...THEN I give up, LOL.

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    First thing I always try is WD-40. Spray it on, wait until it get soft, and wipe off with a napkin.
    If the glue is old and hard, and the surface finish is not a concern, WD-40 and steal wool.

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    Believe it or not peanut butter will cut some adhesives. I wonder if Kroil will work its way under the surface and break the bond? Normally, I try Isoprop first then goo gone then work up from there.

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    I've had good luck removing the residue of car dealer stickers with bug and tar remover.

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    Warm it up with a heat gun. Then roll it off with your fingers, or use an oil based solvent, at listed above.

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    Can't believe nobody suggested Hoppes #9. Nearly everyone has some, and it works on a lot of glues.

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    Baby oil.

    No kidding. Mrs Bookworm convinced me. It works, I see it all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookworm View Post
    Baby oil.

    No kidding. Mrs Bookworm convinced me. It works, I see it all the time.
    Also good for removing oil base paint from your skin.

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    +1 on the heat gun. Friend was sent new borosilicate glass for his 3d printer, but they used filament tape (the really strong nasty adhesive stuff) to hold the padding TO the glass; Used a heat gun to soften it and it came right off. If we hadn't had that it would have gotten tough! Lots of options here

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    DeSolvIt will take of ANYTHING! Without hurting the underlayer! It's made from orange peels, and Flamin' Works!
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    WD-40 is my go too sticker remover. Let it soak in but it usually gets them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jj850 View Post
    auto parts store or automotive paint supply store should have adhesive remover for most automotive type decals
    3m makes a very good adhesive remover.

    I've had great luck in general with acetone.. but watch plastics.

    Fast reducers with heptane also seem to work well.

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    Thanks again for the suggestions. WD-40 is cleaning it up pretty good. Prolly have to use some Windex to remove that but that should be easy.

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    M. E. K. or its Substitute. Can be bought at a hardware store. Smells strong, but I have never used anything that works as fast on adhesives.
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