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Window Gel Stickers removal



 
 
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Old August 8th 09, 02:48 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Window Gel Stickers removal

No.1 Daughter has some of these sort of gel window stickers on her
window.

http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch...ticky_Gel.html

They have been on for a while: "couple of years, maybe". Her window
is south facing. Some have "melted" and run down the glass. What is
left is very sticky and soft. The above page lists the material as
"TPR" or "TPE".

I suspect scraping off is going to be the only option, they are far
to soft and gunky to peel off. Scraping will leave a residue on the
glass, any ideas of a solvent or cleaning agent? Google is not very
forth coming.

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Old August 8th 09, 04:25 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Window Gel Stickers removal

Dave Liquorice expressed precisely :
I suspect scraping off is going to be the only option, they are far
to soft and gunky to peel off. Scraping will leave a residue on the
glass, any ideas of a solvent or cleaning agent? Google is not very
forth coming.


Try WD40, to prevent it re-sticking as you scrape.

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Old August 8th 09, 06:42 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"Dave Liquorice" wrote in message
ll.co.uk...
No.1 Daughter has some of these sort of gel window stickers on her
window.

http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch...ticky_Gel.html

They have been on for a while: "couple of years, maybe". Her window
is south facing. Some have "melted" and run down the glass. What is
left is very sticky and soft. The above page lists the material as
"TPR" or "TPE".

I suspect scraping off is going to be the only option, they are far
to soft and gunky to peel off. Scraping will leave a residue on the
glass, any ideas of a solvent or cleaning agent? Google is not very
forth coming.


I would try spraying them with a chiller spray, to see if that made them
easier to peel off.

Colin Bignell


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Old August 8th 09, 06:44 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Window Gel Stickers removal

On 08/08/2009 14:48, Dave Liquorice wrote:

I suspect scraping off is going to be the only option, they are far
to soft and gunky to peel off. Scraping will leave a residue on the
glass, any ideas of a solvent or cleaning agent? Google is not very
forth coming.


Methyl-ethyl-ketone or 1.1.1 trichloroethane if you can get hold of
either. I think at least one of them has been banned.



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Old August 8th 09, 07:02 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Window Gel Stickers removal

On Sat, 08 Aug 2009 16:25:30 +0100, Harry Bloomfield wrote:

I suspect scraping off is going to be the only option, they are

far
to soft and gunky to peel off. Scraping will leave a residue on

the
glass, any ideas of a solvent or cleaning agent? Google is not

very
forth coming.


Try WD40, to prevent it re-sticking as you scrape.


Ah! A use for WD40. B-)

They really are very gunky, think the worst sticky label residue ever
but a couple of mm thick...

I was thinking along the lines of gentle "solvents" first, neat
detergent bit of water to start with though I doubt that will have
any affect. Then move up through vegetable oils, mineral oil (WD40),
lighter fluid, probably ending with Hammerite thinners (Toulene,
IIRC?). I don't have any of the citrus based agents to try before the
oils.

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Dave.



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Old August 8th 09, 08:48 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Sat, 08 Aug 2009 19:02:23 +0100 (BST), Dave Liquorice wrote:

On Sat, 08 Aug 2009 16:25:30 +0100, Harry Bloomfield wrote:

I suspect scraping off is going to be the only option, they are

far
to soft and gunky to peel off. Scraping will leave a residue on

the
glass, any ideas of a solvent or cleaning agent? Google is not

very
forth coming.


Try WD40, to prevent it re-sticking as you scrape.


Ah! A use for WD40. B-)

They really are very gunky, think the worst sticky label residue ever
but a couple of mm thick...

I was thinking along the lines of gentle "solvents" first, neat
detergent bit of water to start with though I doubt that will have
any affect. Then move up through vegetable oils, mineral oil (WD40),
lighter fluid, probably ending with Hammerite thinners (Toulene,
IIRC?). I don't have any of the citrus based agents to try before the
oils.


If you can get some, Ecover made a terpene-based cleanser: "Natural
Citrus-based Cleaner and Degreaser". Flammable neat, it will remove many
things at high concentrations or neat.
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it's been flattened with an angel-grinder.
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Old August 8th 09, 08:56 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Window Gel Stickers removal

"Dave Liquorice" wrote in message
ll.co.uk...
No.1 Daughter has some of these sort of gel window stickers on her
window.

http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch...ticky_Gel.html

They have been on for a while: "couple of years, maybe". Her window
is south facing. Some have "melted" and run down the glass. What is
left is very sticky and soft. The above page lists the material as
"TPR" or "TPE".

I suspect scraping off is going to be the only option, they are far
to soft and gunky to peel off. Scraping will leave a residue on the
glass, any ideas of a solvent or cleaning agent? Google is not very
forth coming.

--
Cheers
Dave.


You could try white spirit?


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Old August 8th 09, 10:49 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Window Gel Stickers removal

In message , Tom
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"Dave Liquorice" wrote in message
ill.co.uk...
No.1 Daughter has some of these sort of gel window stickers on her
window.

http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch...ticky_Gel.html

They have been on for a while: "couple of years, maybe". Her window
is south facing. Some have "melted" and run down the glass. What is
left is very sticky and soft. The above page lists the material as
"TPR" or "TPE".

I suspect scraping off is going to be the only option, they are far
to soft and gunky to peel off. Scraping will leave a residue on the
glass, any ideas of a solvent or cleaning agent? Google is not very
forth coming.

--
Cheers
Dave.


You could try white spirit?

Or the Label remover that Maplin, CPC, RS and everywhere else sell
specially for such applications


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Old August 9th 09, 04:05 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Window Gel Stickers removal

Dave Liquorice wrote:
On Sat, 08 Aug 2009 16:25:30 +0100, Harry Bloomfield wrote:

I suspect scraping off is going to be the only option, they are far
to soft and gunky to peel off. Scraping will leave a residue on the
glass, any ideas of a solvent or cleaning agent? Google is not very
forth coming.


Try WD40, to prevent it re-sticking as you scrape.


Ah! A use for WD40. B-)


Don't you mean 'another' use for WD40? "WD-40 gets under dirt, marks and
grease making it easy to wipe away. It also dissolves adhesives, allowing
easy removal of labels, tape, and stickers"

http://www.wd40.co.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1519

Bet it works :-)


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Old August 10th 09, 03:57 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Window Gel Stickers removal

"Dave Liquorice" wrote:

No.1 Daughter has some of these sort of gel window stickers on her
window.


http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch...ticky_Gel.html


They have been on for a while: "couple of years, maybe". Her window
is south facing. Some have "melted" and run down the glass. What is
left is very sticky and soft. The above page lists the material as
"TPR" or "TPE".


I suspect scraping off is going to be the only option, they are far
to soft and gunky to peel off. Scraping will leave a residue on the
glass, any ideas of a solvent or cleaning agent? Google is not very
forth coming.


I would use surgical spirit for anything "gunky".
 




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