I would like to know how can I remove tape glue from my window? We taped my sliding
glass door for Katrina and now I can't take it off. We used duct tape.
Tee from Lafayette, LA
They make this stuff called "Goo-Gone" you can get at most Home stores. Spray some on
pretty thick, let it sit, then scrape with a razor blade. This worked for me on a car
seat that was in a hot car all the time and helped to get sticky labels off of it that
had baked on. I also used it on the windows of my new house to get the label residue
off of them. (10/25/2004)
Try using acetone nail polish remover. (10/25/2004)
My sister in Kentucky always used isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle for cleaning
residue from windows, sometimes mixed with 1/3 vinegar and 1/3 water (or use vinegar
only, or alcohol only in the spray bottle). I have cleaned windows with alcohol only,
and you won't get a better shine with anything. (10/25/2004)
Spray a bit of WD-40 on a paper towel and wipe over it or you can also use lighter fluid
on a paper towel to take it off. You may have to let either one sit a few seconds then
scrape it off with razor blade and it should come right off.
Try using cooking oil. You will then need to clean the oil off with hot water, Dawn
dish liquid, and vinegar. I had a mirror with stickers that had been there for years
and this worked like a charm. (10/26/2004)
I use peanut butter to remove any and all leftover adhesive. For extra tough
stickiness, cover with peanut butter, leave on for a day or night, rub off the next day.
Try antibacterial hand gel. I've tried it and it works like magic! Also, it doesn't make
a mess. Very easy to wipe off. (10/28/2004)
There is also a product called "TKO". It's liquid that smells like oranges. It takes
off the stickiness left by tape, labels, etc. It also removes marker, stains, odors,
etc. It's expensive, but it works good, and you only need a little. (11/18/2004)
Non-acetone nail polish remover works also, we tried it after we put masking tape up on
our bedroom window, and it works so well! We actually got that idea off of this website,
try it, it works! (02/05/2005)
By Abbey and Alex
Bleach works wonders for getting the sticky residue from tape off of windows/glass.
Hope this info helps you! (04/21/2005)
I bought one of those steam cleaners that you only have to use water and I swear by it!
I'm not sure if you're still looking for a solution to your problem, but if so, head to
your local Home Depot. In their paint department they have an orange spray bottle of stuff (I
think it's called "Goof Off") that will work absolute wonders. We moved into our home
and the people prior to us had paint and sticky residue (I assume tape) from who knows
how long ago, stuck on the windows. "Goof Off" took it all away with hardly any
scrubbing; although you may need to use a razor blade, it will be with little effort.
Good luck! (03/16/2006)
After trying out everything in my apartment, as a last resort, I used "Easy-off Oven
Cleaner Fume Free Max". I sprayed a panel of window glass with Easy Off, then placed
plastic wrap over it so it would stay moist. Waited a couple hours, then went back and
the tape almost fell off, just with the Saran wrap. All it took was a few scrapes with a
single edge razor to get a final clean up and follow up with Windex for a sparkling
clean window. This method worked wonderfully! (10/01/2006)
By Alicia in TX
Try eucalyptus oil and a credit card. Just soak the oil on with a cotton ball and rub it
in a bit, then scrape the residue off with the credit card. It works like magic.
Rub it hard with olive or canola oil. It works for me and it's easy! (12/12/2007)
Buy a decorator's window scraper and you can just scrape the goo off and clean the window
normally, gets rid of those spots of paint on the window too. (12/01/2008)
By get rid of goo :)
I used engine degreaser and let it sit for about ten seconds and then scrubbed it with
the hard side of a dish sponge and it worked like a charm.
By mr. clean
After Hurricane IKE we had a baby. 4 1/2 months later we got around to taking the baked
on tape off. I used non-scented 7th Generation window cleaner, a bad DVD to scrape it,
and a cloth to wipe it. It comes off fairly easily. I did 3 huge windows in 30 minutes.
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