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Removing adhesive stickers (safety latches) - which solvent to use?

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plupervert Tue 16-Aug-11 18:01:09

I'm just trying to get some safety catches off, and the big fat adhesive pads have been torn in half, and mostly left behind. Is there anything to get rid of them, like rubbing alcohol, or will it just be a matter of wetting them and using the old elbow grease to pick them off bit by bit?

Many thanks for any ideas! smile

tethersend Tue 16-Aug-11 18:05:42

Lighter fluid


But lighter fluid better.

babycham42 Tue 16-Aug-11 18:06:23

Check a hidden area first though.

PositiveAttitude Tue 16-Aug-11 18:07:31

Nail varnish remover.

Shallishanti Tue 16-Aug-11 18:10:21

you want that stuff that smells of oranges, look where all the stain devil type products are

plupervert Tue 16-Aug-11 19:09:04

Brilliant! I haven't got any lighter fluid, but WD40 and nail varnish remover I have got.

Thanks so much.

plupervert Tue 16-Aug-11 19:10:55

Sorry about that Yoda-like syntax. Happen again it will not- oops...

BiscuitNibbler Tue 16-Aug-11 19:28:15

Sticky Stuff Remover is good - sold by Lakeland.

plupervert Wed 17-Aug-11 18:54:36

Oh, dear, WD40 didn't work today, so will have to go with nail varnish remover tomorrow! If not, then a quick trip to Lakeland...

plupervert Sat 20-Aug-11 21:00:10

Okay, used nail varnish remover and elbow grease, which was a bit fiddly, but did the job.

Infuriatingly, I used white spirit later in the day, and am convinced that would have done the job better... But too late!

Thanks for all the advice.

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