How do you get rid of sticky tape residue?

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  1. wandererh profile image74
    wandererhposted 6 years ago

    How do you get rid of sticky tape residue?

    When you have to remove sticky tape that has been left on for some time, it will normally leave a residue that sticks on to everything - including your fingers.  Washing with soap and water will not get it off.  The only way would be to slowly "wipe" it off on a piece of rag.  Is there any kind of solvent that can easily get it off?

  2. daughterson profile image86
    daughtersonposted 6 years ago

    I resently had a problem with duck tap residue -- very sticky on my car window.  I tried everything to get it off then my husband thought of Lighter Fluid (like you use to start a grill).  It worked like a charm.  It took a little rubbing, but it worked. I finished of the windows with windex.  Goo-be-gone works if you can find it.  I hope this helps.  Of course it depends on what kind of surface the residue is on -- this would not work on everything.  I am speaking of Glass.  If you put vegetable oil on your hands and then wash them with soap you can get most of it off.

    1. wandererh profile image74
      wandererhposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks daughterson.  smile  Not sure if I can get Windex or Goo-be-gone locally, but I will check the next time I make a trip to the hardware store.

    2. daughterson profile image86
      daughtersonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Windex is just a window cleaner.  Vinegar and water work just as well.

    3. wandererh profile image74
      wandererhposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I heard vinegar's good for getting rid of ants too.  I will get a bottle and see how it does the next time I get sticky fingers.

  3. mrsgray profile image60
    mrsgrayposted 6 years ago

    Goo off,  WD40, Windex, Awesome,  Gasoline.  They will all work.   If its a flat surface (not your body) spray one of these on that area and take a razor blade and scrap back and forth you will the be able to wipe it clean.

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    Lynn S. Murphyposted 6 years ago

    baby powder will negate the sticky part. Sometimes you can rub it off with your finger after that or a razor blade.

  5. Lyn Diano profile image38
    Lyn Dianoposted 6 years ago

    Rubbing the sticky residue with cooking oil on a wash cloth works perfectly in my experience. :-) Afterwards, clean the surface with clean cloth or paper towel. And yes, white vinegar also works very well.


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