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How do you remove sticky residue from scissor blades?

By pklaz96 from Phoenix, AZ

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May 19, 20090 found this helpful

Try nail polish remover on a cotton ball. Rubbing alcohol is good too. GooGone is a good product as well, and WD-40.

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May 19, 20090 found this helpful

I am with OliveOyl when she recommends Goo Gone. I absolutely love that stuff. You can find it at the Dollar Tree and I load up the tip of a Q-tip(Dollar Tree brand) so as NOT to waste it. I use the Q-tip to work on the sticky stuff and if I don't use both ends, pop it in two pieces and save the unused portion for the next time you need one. Hope this helps.

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May 19, 20090 found this helpful

Depends on what it is. Rubbing Alcohol & Fingernail Polish Remover work wonders, but for the stubborn goo, you'll most likely need Goo Gone.

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May 20, 20090 found this helpful

Ditto on the previous suggestions. If you don't have rubbing alcohol sometimes hair spray will work in a pinch. Also sometimes cooking oil (veg, canola, etc) on a cotton ball will work but sometimes takes a little longer.

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May 24, 20090 found this helpful

Peanut butter. An appliance salesmen told me about peanut butter 15 years ago. Rub peanut butter on leave it for a few minutes and them rub off and wash and dry. I but the cheapest I can find in a small jar. It lasts forever. I would only use the on hard surfaces, use your judgment, try a small test are first. I have used it to remove sticky double tape, maks left on my fiber glass showers etc.

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May 26, 20090 found this helpful

One of the best ways to clean them is to use WD-40.

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October 18, 2011

After using my heavy shears to cut duct tape, the blades were all sticky with the glue. It suddenly occurred to me that hand sanitizer gel (the high alcohol content stuff) might just cut through the crud if rubbed with a paper towel or old washcloth. Sure enough, the blades came clean, and were germ-free to boot! I've also used liquid isopropyl alcohol to remove crud from the hinges of a pocket knife after someone "borrowed" it to cut messy foods. That worked too. The individually packaged wound wipes will also cut through most gunk.

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October 19, 20110 found this helpful

What a great idea! I've used alcohol pads to clean my scissors for years, but I can see how the gel would work better for heavy shears. I am definitely going to try that.

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October 19, 20110 found this helpful

I found some Fiskars scissors with black teflon blades which will cut double faced tape without getting gunky. I bought them for the size and realized after I got home that they will cut gunky tape.

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October 30, 20110 found this helpful

I used dawn liquid dish soap on my scissors in the area that does not come apart and it worked great. Now they move freely again.

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February 12, 20130 found this helpful

GooGone works too. All you need is a tiny bit.

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August 14, 20150 found this helpful

I tried the hand sanitizer and it worked well. I have also used Goo-gone, but the odour is awful.

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