By N. Collins from MI
Use a razor blade to get off as much as possible of the label or paper. Then use just a small piece of cotton, like in vitamin and Rx bottles, wear gloves and use some lighter fluid. It's really good at getting off gum, sticky stuff, even stains in clothes, you don't know what they are. Use lighter fluid and scrub the stain with it, then pre-treat with something that cleans oily stuff. It lifts all kinds of things.
Believe it or not, good old peanut butter works. I've used it to remove many stickers, and the residue they leave.
I use SOS pads, they work great. I recycle my jars and cans and a lot of them have the glue strip on them to hold the labels and the SOS does the job
Re-Mov silicone and adhesive remover works well with me and it also removes gum and lots of sticky messes. Lots more than goo gone or lift off. There web page is www.re-mov.com
I've had good luck with a product called Goo Gone. It sells in a small bottle, maybe 8 ounces, and can be purchased at places like WalMart and Lowes.
To get gooey stickers off glass, use a little lighter fluid and then scrape with a razor blade.
I squirted it with lighter fluid and let it set about 5 minutes. The entire label lifted off in one piece. I then washed the lid with hot soapy water and it left not a trace of label or glue. Lighter fluid, unlike oil, can be used to remove labels from magazines or that stamp that you need to put on a different envelope. It evaporates completely without a trace once you lift of the label. (02/18/2004)
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