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« on: January 02, 2007 05:51:00 AM »

I'm dying to make these (well, actually, make a pin like these) to accessorize a scarf I just made, and I'm having fits trying to get all of the adhesive from the label off of my plastic bottles.

Does anyone have any neato tricks for that?  I've tried much soaking and scrubbing and still have nasty adhesive residue.  Rubber cement pick up?  Nail polish remover?  If you know a good way to do it, I'd be your best friend forever.   Wink
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007 11:02:05 AM »

Good question! The bits of plastic I used didn't have labels on it. I wonder if "Goo Gone" would work?
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007 11:23:31 AM »

I have always had good luck removing adhesive and glue mess using a hair dryer. Heat up the glue and start rubbing the stuff off. It takes a little time but the result is worth it because it really does remove it well.
The other trick I learned here is extremely hot water inside the bottle. It works by heating up the glue on the inside of the bottle. Then start rubbing the label off.
I use this one at work all the time. It works well if you have it filled and then submerged in hot watet.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007 11:33:42 AM »

The best way to get labels and glue off of bottles (plastic or glass) that I have found is vegetable oil (the kind you cook with, or whatever kinda oil you cook with).  Just rub it all over the label or residual glue and let it sit for ten minutes.  After that you can gently loosen everything up with your fingers, then rinse.  Plastic will require washing in hot water afterwards to get all of the oil back off.  It takes a little bit of elbow grease, but it gets everything off nice and clean without leaving any scratches or marks.   Good luck!  Let us know if it works. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2007 08:28:20 PM »

a good tip from  an aussie - eucalyptus oil on a rag will do it
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2007 05:23:14 PM »

3M makes an adhesive remover that comes in a felt tip pen...I've gotten stickers and mounting tape and all kinds of stickie things off of all kinds of surfaces with ease. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2007 02:00:52 PM »

rubbing alcohol... it works wonders!!  just rub it on with a cotton ball.  good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2007 11:47:48 AM »

I hate having stickers on anything so am always peeling them off. I've found that if there is a sticky residue left behind then lots of furniture polish sprayed on and rubbed off with a duster usually does the trick. You need a lot of elbow grease too!  Smiley
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