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updated thu 10 mar 11


Susan Fox Hirschmann on tue 8 mar 11

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From: Susan Fox Hirschmann
Subject: Re: Looking for a solution
To: "logan johnson"
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 6:15 PM

"Goof Off! "works great.=3DA0 Comes in a small yellow can.
Any hardware store has it. It cuts thru the glue and even removes
super glue.
Give it a try!
susan fox hirschmann

--- On Tue, 3/8/11, logan johnson wrote:

From: logan johnson
Subject: Re: Looking for a solution
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 1:46 AM

When I was involved in local track auto racing (pit crew & team cook)=3DA0 =
used a blow dryer to remove vinyl decals from the car. (Yes, we went throu=
gh a lot of cheap blow dryers)=3DA0 A heat=3DA0 gun would probably be too h=
=3DA0 It was for us.=3DA0 Try a blow dryer but you'll need to heat the labe=
l th=3D
en let it cool for a second or two & keep the blow dryer moving. =3DA0 If y=
can lift the end of the sticker then heating & pulling at the same time is=
=3DA0 possible with some labels.
If you heat too much the glue will get too soft=3DA0 make it more difficult=
=3DA0 Just don't let the blow dryer get too hot or you will burn it out.=3D=
A0 I=3D
t's not quick if you only have one dryer since you need to let it cool down=
every so often but two dryers will speed things up.=3D20
Hope this helps,
Logan Johnson=3DA0=3DA0=3DA0Yakima Valley Pottery & Supply=3DA0 719 W Nob H=
ill Blvd=3D
. Ste C=3DA0 Yakima, WA 98902=3DA0 509.469.6966=3DA0 =3DA0www.audeostudios.=
com=3DA0 =3D
=3DA0 "Carpe Argillam!!"

--- On Mon, 3/7/11, Carl Finch wrote:

From: Carl Finch
Subject: Re: Looking for a solution
Date: Monday, March 7, 2011, 4:07 PM

At 12:00 PM 3/7/2011, John Rodgers wrote:
>=3DA0 I have dozens of square (great for storage) clear plastic containers
>that were Planters Deluxe Mixed Nuts with Sea Salt (no - this is not a
>commercial) containers. These all have lids, and would make wonderful
>dry chemical storage for those smaller quantities of glaze chemicals
>that we all use/need periodically, The problem is - each container has a
>Planters label on all four sides of the container, and I don't care for
>that on my jars. I have tried soaking in warm soapy water, alcohol, etc,
>but have found nothing to ease removal. I even contacted Planters and
>they didn't know what to use, but suggested soaking in warm water. Well
>- that didn't work. I don't want to use a reagent or chemical that will
>soften or blur the plastic.
>Has anyone a suggestion as to how to get these off? They are stick-on,
>not part of the plastic as some are, but I have not yet found anything
>to soften or cut the adhesive, and the labels=3DA0 don't come off without
>splitting and leaving the glue back on the jar.
>Any suggestions appreciated.

Yeah, I hate that stuff, too.

I've used "3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner" (Part No.
051135-08984) for many years with great success when soap, water, and
alcohol have all failed.

Medford, Oregon

P.S. Planters sez "soak in warm water?!"=3DA0 Talk about your feckless, CYA=

P.S. And how "nice" that Planters has decided to use sea salt
(iodine-free).=3DA0 When I was in elementary school the state of
Wisconsin periodically sent around chewable iodine pills to keep us
young badgers goiter-free.=3DA0 Have I missed some break-through medical re=