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Removing Goo and Stickers

Removing goo without Goo Gone, etc.

Steps

Step #1: Get something to ungoo.

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First you need something to ungoo. I am using this Peanut Butter bottle for this demonstration.

Step #2: Remove sticker

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  • You should not try to remove the goo at this point.
  • Remove the sticker itself as much as possible.

Step #3: Clean Up!

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  • Use hot or warm water to remove the rest of the paper.
  • Warning! If the object to be de-gooed is plastic, hot water may warp or melt it.
  • You can use a brush or the scrubbing part of a sponge to help remove the paper.
  • This step is not necessary if the sticker comes off easily.

Step #4: Q-tips!

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  • Now you will need some Q-tips, i.e., cotton swabs.
  • A rag or sponge will work.
  • Cotton balls might also work.

Step #5: Grease!

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  • You will also need Vaseline or another grease/oil.
  • WD-40 might also work.
  • Peanut butter or olive oil will also. Thanks, Todd Carter!

Step #6: Grease away!

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  • Get a big glob of grease and smear it on that goo.
  • Scrub it with the paper towel.
  • The goo will be gone!

Step #7: The goo is gone!

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The left side has been treated but the right side has not.


  • Joseph

    Thanks! I have heard that before.

  • Joseph

    Added your ideas to the project.