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Topic: How to get really stubborn glue off glass bottles & jars?  (Read 18769 times)
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« on: December 02, 2008 12:43:15 PM »

I've tried vegetable oil, hot soapy water - this is the hard glue that won't budge, anyone got any ideas for removing it??

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008 12:58:09 PM »

Maybe a heat gun?  It won't melt the glass, but it might melt the glue.

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008 01:00:50 PM »

Have you tried GooGone? Or nail polish remover?

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008 01:02:57 PM »

Flat razor blades? I think that is what I used for the bulk of stubborn glue on glass jars.

« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008 01:21:36 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions guys Smiley

I've never heard of Goo Gone before, I'll look into it.  I did try a knife blade rather half heartedly but not a razor blade...

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Yes, Goo Be Gone rocks! Found at your local grocery or mega store near furniture polish and window cleaners. Good for removig sticker leftovers from windows/mirrors.
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Nail polish remover (with acetone) or a single edged razor blade
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009 12:21:46 AM »

Goo Be Gone is amazing. I honestly think that it is the best way to get off the nasty goo left behind by all of those annoying stickers.
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009 01:33:29 AM »

I wholeheartedly agree with the GooGone suggestion.  I first found it in a trial size bottle, and tried it.  I now consider it mandatory to have on hand!  One suggestion for rounded bottles... moisten a paper towel or paper napkin with the googone and wrap it around the sticky stuff.  Leave it for a while... at least half an hour.  When you remember it, go back to it and wipe the now marshmallow fluff consistency goo away.  Good luck!

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009 04:48:37 PM »

I've used white vinegar or WD40 with good results. If you try vinegar you'll need to soak it, the longer the better. I generally follow  the soak with some WD40. Just spray it on the glue, let it set for a minute and then wipe it off with a rag. I have never used GooGone, but if it works it's probably easier.  This process can be slow but I always have these things on hand so it's practical for me.
Sometimes a razor is necessary to scrape thick glue off before the vinegar soak.
If you end up having a residue left on the glass from the WD40 it will come off with some rubbing alcohol.
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