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Yawn, tedious, but what gets sticky labels off?

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costagirl Sun 11-Oct-09 20:46:10

My fridge freezer STILL has the remnants of a grotty Hotpoint sticky label on it, obviously looks v attractive. Any ideas what will get it off? Haven't had much success with anything yet.

TurkeyLurkey Sun 11-Oct-09 20:46:58

Isn't it nail varnish remover?

wuglet Sun 11-Oct-09 20:47:35

eucalyptus oil

does the business every time

HuwEdwards Sun 11-Oct-09 20:47:51

second Turkey's answer - or white spirit.

purpleturtle Sun 11-Oct-09 20:47:56

Saw a tip somewhere the other day (a magazine?) that said mayonnaise. Couldn't do any harm, might work!

Ponders Sun 11-Oct-09 20:48:02


mwff Sun 11-Oct-09 20:48:34

lighter fluid

PestoPumpkinMonster Sun 11-Oct-09 20:49:28

Sticky stuff remover - from the Betterware catalogue

PoisonToadstool Sun 11-Oct-09 20:50:29

Was going to say mayo as well.

costagirl Sun 11-Oct-09 20:50:31

Good range of suggestions, well done. Will try mayo first.

colditz Sun 11-Oct-09 20:51:32

Nail polish remover really does work.

LowLevelWhingeing Sun 11-Oct-09 20:52:01

WD40 and this stuff

hormonstersnomore Sun 11-Oct-09 20:54:07

A hairdrier on a gentle heat will melt the sticky glue and it can be peeled off easily.

Ponders Sun 11-Oct-09 20:54:08

I have tried sticky stuff remover from Lakeland & it didn't work hmm

But haven't tried WD40 either grin

Ponders Sun 11-Oct-09 20:55:18

Oh, I have used lighter fluid (ie petrol) in the past & that does work

cookielove Sun 11-Oct-09 20:55:45

i used babyoil and a flat thin spatula to get selotape residue off glass

DaisymooSteiner Sun 11-Oct-09 20:55:45

You can get some little wipes called Zoff from Boots which are for getting plasters off skin, but presumably would work on freezers too! I've also discovered that they're great for getting gloss paint off your skin too.

Legacy Sun 11-Oct-09 22:42:40

Ah - you need Groom

Honestly - it cleans everything!

jemart Sun 11-Oct-09 23:09:14

Surgical spirit.

Snorbs Mon 12-Oct-09 00:07:04

Isopropyl alcohol (also known as rubbing alcohol). You can get it from the chemist.

It's been used for decades in recording studios and IT departments as a tapehead cleaner and general all-round solvent because it works well, evaporates quickly and leaves no residue.

SWP Mon 12-Oct-09 13:51:26

Put a big dollop of mayonnaise on it for a couple of minutes then use a plastic knife or something to get the label off. Cheap and works every time!!

ChristieF Thu 15-Oct-09 13:05:55

WD40 apparently.

orangina Thu 15-Oct-09 13:11:54

Lighter fluid. Definitely.

whoisasking Thu 15-Oct-09 13:17:11

Another vote for nail polish remover

flaminhell Thu 15-Oct-09 13:19:03


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