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    Hello All,
    Over Christmas I put some lights up with those light holders that have the
    advesive backing. When I took the holders off, a lot of the adhesive stayed
    behind and I can not get it off. It's on the side of my counter tops. I now
    know that it doesn't scratch cause I tried to use a knife to scrape it off but
    it didn't work. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks so much,

    Susan
    Date: Tue Jan 28, 2003 12:42 pm
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    Susan,

    How about holding a hair dryer up to it? It might melt off or at least
    soften enough that you can scrape it off. Also, you can rub some oil on it.

    Wanda in Memphis
    Date: Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:15 pm
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    Hi Susan, I use rubbing alcohol to get most "glues" off with. So far
    it has worked on every adhesive I've tried it on. It just seems to
    dissolve the stuff. HTH, Poppy

    Date: Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:13 pm
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    Goo Gone works well. Use it in a well ventilated area.
    To be frugal, you can also try baby oil, then soap. The baby oil should mix
    in with the adhesive (may have to work it in) and than go over it with dish
    soap (like dawn) to remove the oily film.

    Charlotte )


    Date: Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:28 pm
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    There is product called "Goof Off" that works well. It is pretty inexpensive.
    However, there is a cleaner that you buy in the automotive department called
    Power Clean (it is purple.) You can buy it unduluted for a really good price.
    I normally use it duluted (like 20 to 1) for general cleaning. However, for the
    BIG jobs, just a dab of it works wonders! Good Luck!

    Kali
    Date: Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:42 pm
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    I've used oil to take the sticky out of things. a vegatable oil works wonders
    and i don't think it harms any surface either.
    Krystal

    Date: Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:54 pm
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    I find that lighter fluid will normally take sticky stuff off.......
    Dee in SC

    Date: Tue Jan 28, 2003 2:18 pm
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    You could try nail polish remover or surgical spirit

    Anne - UK

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    Yesterday on the program "Home matters" they were giving out *other* uses for
    Crisco and using it to get off sticky stuff was one of them.



    Cindy Sue
    Date: Tue Jan 28, 2003 3:21 pm
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    Hey what about WD-40? I heard that it works for things like this too!!
    Elizabeth
    Date: Tue Jan 28, 2003 7:12 pm
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    Well, I know it takes Silly Putty out of fleece pj's and off of stuffed white
    Hedwig owls from Harry Potter....ROFL

    Nath

 

 

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