Anything to remove label residue?

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#1

I’m not sure this question fits here, but it doesn’t seem to sit anywhere else either. :confused:

I use Avery 1" x 3" removable labels on jewel box lids to identify DVDs. They work great, but leave a sticky residue when they’re removed. All the solvents I’ve tried to remove the residue (mineral spirits, isopropyl alcohol and acetone) have left a very cloudy area on the clear plastic jewel box lid.

Does anybody know of anything that will remove the residue and leave the lid clear?

Thanks for any help.


#2

Try something like “GoopOff” or one of those. They are oil-based. Alcohol is the least corrosive option.


#3

Just use whatever oil you use for cooking, or even liquid margarine.

Oil usually works for removing this kind of glue.


#4

Soaking in hot water and detergent is good too.


#5

Give WD40 a shot. I have gotten ink out of a carpet with that stuff, and have never seen it damage anything.


#6

Maintenance folk across the land swear by a product called “Goo-Gone”.
It is the best product I have used to remove adhesive residue without damaging the substrate.

That’s Goo-Gone, [B]NOT[/B] to be confused with Goof-Off !!


#7

[quote=DrageMester;2145060]Just use whatever oil you use for cooking, or even liquid margarine.[/quote]Thanks, Drage. I tried it and it does work, but getting rid of the oil takes a little work.

[quote=Andrew G;2145164]Give WD40 a shot. I have gotten ink out of a carpet with that stuff, and have never seen it damage anything.[/quote]That works as well. It leaves a little oily residue, but dishwashing detergent gets it off.

[quote=jflan;2145175]Maintenance folk across the land swear by a product called “Goo-Gone”.
It is the best product I have used to remove adhesive residue without damaging the substrate.[/quote]I’ll give that a try.

Thanks for all the good suggestions. :slight_smile:


#8

I always have good luck with Goo-Gone