Tape Residue on Scissors

How do you clean the residue of double stick tape from scissors?

By Caseye

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April 4, 20090 found this helpful

I'd try using rubbing alcohol. It's pretty good at removing "goo." :)

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April 4, 20090 found this helpful

I would suggest fingernail polish remover.

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April 5, 20090 found this helpful

You can buy small can of adhesive remover or cleaner at any hardware or automotive store.

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April 5, 20090 found this helpful

I always keep a can of "Goof Off" in my tool /supply cabinet. It comes in handy for removing adhesive residue and other types of residues. Applying with a paper towel will get the residue off pretty easily. Smaller cans of "Goof Off" only cost about $3-$4.

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April 5, 20090 found this helpful

You can also use vegetable oil (or cooking spray) and rub with a paper towel. Then wash with soap and water and dry well. It will definitely work, and is gentle on finishes.

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April 5, 20090 found this helpful

Nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol will work. Saturate a cotton ball and rub it on the blade.

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April 5, 20090 found this helpful

I've been using Clorox wipes (generic with lemon work better though), or my magic Eraser. I even use the Lemon wipes to remove film from the Starbucks Frappucino labels when I peel them off to make vases.

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April 5, 20090 found this helpful

The best thing for cleaning things like that is good ole WD40 it will not harm the surface and is not toxic in any way. I keep a can in the kitchen and the garage.

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April 6, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you ALL for great suggestions; I'm going to see what I have on hand and try it tonight! Thriftyfun readers are GREAT sources of information and so willing to help - I really appreciate it. Blessings. Casey

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April 8, 20091 found this helpful

Lighter fluid....it's cheap and it doesn't leave a oily or greasy residue. It doesn't mar the finish like nail polish remover and evaporates quickly. We are a non-smoking household but I have a can of lighter fluid in the bathroom, kitchen, laundryroom and garage. It lifts off those dang labels that are soooo glued on, takes the goo off everything, scuff marks off the floor, tar off your clothes, just a million uses for it. I couldn't live without it.

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December 16, 20090 found this helpful

Crazy as it sounds, I cut double sided tape all the time. I take a piece of the same tape. and "dab/pull" it off. Like removing lint from a sweater. You do have to press "dab" more firmly. The residue will bond with the tape more then stay on your scissor blades. It's a great time saver in between cutting when you don't want to use chemicals, when after a few cuts, your shears will be gunked up again. I thoroughly clean my scissors in between projects. I found WD-40 in a pen style. like a "Tide" pen. It has no smell and you don't get the drips from spraying from big can.

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December 17, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks so much - I'll try it! Casey

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October 6, 20100 found this helpful

Lubricated scissors with petroleum jelly, wiped off, then used a pencil eraser. Worked great!

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