How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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.

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Tee from Lafayette, LA

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How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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)

By Teresa

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

Try using acetone nail polish remover. (10/25/2004)

By Barb

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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)

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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.
(10/25/2004)

By Tiffany

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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)

By Tami

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

I use peanut butter to remove any and all leftover adhesive. For extra tough

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stickiness, cover with peanut butter, leave on for a day or night, rub off the next day.
(10/26/2004)

By profile=thr786909">pookster

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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)

By jeangnome46

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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)

By profile=thr689604">klawrence34

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

Bleach works wonders for getting the sticky residue from tape off of windows/glass.
Hope this info helps you! (04/21/2005)

By Joyce

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

I bought one of those steam cleaners that you only have to use water and I swear by it!

(01/13/2006)

By profile=thr261979">kimbers867

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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)

By Dawn

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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.

(11/01/2007)

By Poopsock

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

Rub it hard with olive or canola oil. It works for me and it's easy! (12/12/2007)

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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 :)

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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.

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(12/23/2008)

By mr. clean

How Do You Clean Tape Residue Off Windows

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.

(02/05/2009)

By John

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