Removing Adhesive from Plexiglass?

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March 15, 2010

I need some suggestions for getting glued paper off of Plexiglas.

By Dawn E. Jakic from Woodstock, IL


March 15, 20100 found this helpful
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I agree with the oil. I usually just use cooking spray for ease of application. I would not use anything harder than an old credit card or plastic paint scraper on the plexiglass; once scratched, you're out of luck. Also, I would think the acetone (and possibly the turpentine) might damage it, as well. The plastic paint scrapers are nice to keep on hand for things stuck to the floor, too!

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March 18, 20100 found this helpful
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Anything with acetone, and I am pretty sure turpentine contains some acetone, will 'milk' the surface of Plexiglas and there's no repairing it after that happens! I learned that lesson the hard way first hand :-(


Using oil, as already mentioned, is your safest bet. I thought I had some Goo Gone left to check the label for you to see if it contains acetone but had none but you could always check the ingredients on a bottle because it is supposed to be safe for plastics.

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March 18, 20100 found this helpful
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Avons 'Skin-so-soft' is good for that. Suppose you could just use veg oil also. Anything harsh may mar the plexiglass.

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March 15, 20100 found this helpful

Why not just cover the glue paper with olive oil and let sit. Reapply if need be. Using a utility knive can scratch ther plastic, residue products can smear and make cloudy the plastic.

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