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jrh_engineer
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Re: Tricky stickers
jrh_engineer   7/24/2014 7:40:07 PM
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I have long dreamed of the day when all stickers would be mandated to have a small logo on them which identified the adhesive type. This would mean that one could reach for the correct solvent first time. I do recognise that the chances of this happening are, to put it mildly, infinitesimal. But, one can always hope...

stn564
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Non-Stick....yeah right
stn564   7/24/2014 6:16:28 PM
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Best one I had was a non-stick frying pan.  But the label in the middle of the pan stuck to it very well.  I could not get it off and no solvents seemed to work.  I returned it to the shop, and apparently I was not the first one to do so....

Greg M. Jung
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Re: Goo Gone
Greg M. Jung   7/10/2014 9:58:16 AM
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If you like oranges, the smell is nice also...

Ratsky
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Re: Goo Gone
Ratsky   7/8/2014 3:37:53 PM
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Me too.  BTW, the primary (maybe only) ingredient is orange oil.  It's a reasonably good general solvent but CAN damage a few types of plastic and latex paint if left too long in contact.  It's gotten fairly pricey, especially considering it's basically a byproduct of the OJ industry!

Greg M. Jung
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Re: Goo Gone
Greg M. Jung   7/4/2014 3:38:20 PM
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Goo Gone is awesome for removing adhesive residue.  I have had great success in the past using this product too.

LloydP
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REmoving decal goo from windows
LloydP   7/3/2014 6:02:15 PM
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I have successfully used creamy peanut butter to remove sticker residue from glass, bumpers, etc. The peanut oil seems to act as a solvent for the residue. Crunchy peanut butter tends to scratch the paint, though.

RPLaJeunesse
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Re: unremovable decals
RPLaJeunesse   7/3/2014 2:07:10 PM
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I'll go 10 better. I've used WD-40 to do the same job!

EVprofessor
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Re: unremovable decals
EVprofessor   7/3/2014 12:25:12 PM
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The paper "Sticker" sounds like the adhesive used for "Bumper Stickers" and it is very tenatious. I have for many years used "WD-30" to remove them. if porus paper just soak them with spray if rhey are plastic peal the surface of the sticker off and spray the adhesieve and residue. next day wipe the mess off with a paper towel. This Works!

pelengr17
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Re: unremovable decals
pelengr17   7/3/2014 11:46:25 AM
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I had the same problem in college, cheap paper backed parking stickers.  My trick was to take the sticker and remove all but about a 1/4" of the wax paper backing from the top and bottom (more than enough for good adhesion) then I took some clear plastic wrap from the kitchen drawer and applied it to the exposed adhesive and trimmed off the excess.  That left me with just a couple small strips of adhesive to stick it to the windshield and make removal much easier.  You could leave 1/8" on each end and still have plenty of holding power. The clear plastic wrap was easy to see through and the parking nazis never bothered me.

GTOlover
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Re: There is a simple solution
GTOlover   7/3/2014 9:40:30 AM
JaForster, that would make too much sense for a government beuracrat to understand. More than likely the sticker printer contract was up for renewal and some crony in the government chose one of his lobby buddies or campaign contributors for the new contract. This had nothing to do with materials, convienence, or efficiency. Those running the government do not concern themselves with the peons disgust of scrapping crappy stickers!

And just to make my point, do you remember when the oil lube places used to stick stickers on the door jam or under the hood? People complained and the business had to adapt. The nifty polymer sticker you point out was used and now they all use them. The businesses listened to their customers!

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