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« on: February 01, 2006 04:34:21 PM »

I have a stash of airtight tea tins that I want to reuse to hold herlbs and such.  I've started redecorating them, but the results could easily go in stitch & botch... what I REALLY want is to get rid of the old adhesive so I can start from scratch with a background that I like.  I've tried acetate, but to no avail.  Any suggestions for getting rid of this gummy, nasty stuff all over one side of them?
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2006 04:54:06 PM »

if you are talking about the adhesive that hold a paper label to a container, I know that cooking oil, both in spray and liquid form work well at removing it. You just spray or slop(heehee) the oil on the adhesive and let it sit over night, it usually removes with a little bit of scrape-ing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006 05:10:54 PM »

you could try peanut butter, because it's got a lot of natural oil in it.

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2006 12:00:46 AM »

A kneaded eraser works sometimes, depends on the adhesive, otherwise I'd suggest Old Spice, WD-40, or Goo Gone.

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2006 11:30:20 AM »

I've had great success with Un-Do.  I get it in an office supply store.  I've heard good things about Goo=Gone, which Inara mentioned.

Adhesives vary, so try the home remedies mentioned above.  But if they don't work, I'll bet Un-Do or Goo-Gone will help.


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