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How To Remove Sticky Residue From CD Cases

Updated on July 28, 2017
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Lena Kovadlo is a writer for various content sharing websites. She's an author of 10 books, and helps other authors publish their books.

When I buy a CD I have to open it right away so that I can look inside the booklet, and of course to also listen to the actual CD, if I am near a boombox or a computer. I don't know whether the people who package the CDs want to torture us or not but opening the wrapper is not only time consuming but frustrating. After what seems like an eternity, I finally get the wrapper off. But of course I can't open the CD case just yet because there is some tape at the top of the CD case (that has the artist's name and album name on it) that prevents the CD case from opening. The task now is to remove the tape and thankfully it takes very little time to accomplish.

While the tape is now off and at last I can look through the book and listen to the CD, I notice that the back of the CD case, and sometimes even the front of it, is pretty sticky. I hate when this happens because unwanted dust and hairs stick to the case. I even find that sometimes when I place the case on a shelf or the table that the case sticks to it and it's not always easy to remove it.

I cannot have sticky CD cases so I try taking my finger and rubbing it against the sticky part but that doesn't really help to get the stickiness off. So how do I get rid of the stickiness? How do I make it a thing of the past? Well I have come up with a solution. Not sure if anyone else has come up with it before, but I for one have not heard of it being done.

baby oil and cotton pad
baby oil and cotton pad

See, to get rid of the stickiness after waxing, baby oil is used. So one day I thought, hey why don't I try to use some baby oil to remove the sticky residue from the CD case ... That is what I did. I took a round cotton pad (that is used to remove make-up and such), poured a few drops of baby oil on it, and scrubbed the CD case where it was sticky. Then I used a clean paper towel to wipe away any oil and residue left on the case. It worked like magic. All the sticky residue disappeared; and it only took a few minutes of work. Wow! This is awesome!

Now, whenever I remove the tape from the top of CD cases and find the back and/or the front sticky, I always use a cotton pad and baby oil and eliminate the sticky residue right away before anything gets stuck to it. I have done this many times and I can say that this method really works. So if you have sticky CD cases give this method a try and you will see for yourself that it really works.

© 2010 Lena Kovadlo


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    • lovebuglena profile imageAUTHOR

      Lena Kovadlo 

      8 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Thanks for the comments Mike. I hope my method works for you.

      Let me know.


    • Mike Lickteig profile image

      Mike Lickteig 

      8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Great idea, and I have a few CD's that I need to take the baby oil too. The problem is sometimes even worse with used CD's. Many places will display only the empty case and provide the actual CD at the checkout, but the ones that don't plaster a huge strip of tape to the case that takes forever to get off--only to then encounter the sticky case syndrome you describe.

      Well, I'm off to work on some CD cases.



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