Removing labels (alternate methods?)
fernande at internet1.net
Tue Feb 6 23:47:30 CST 2007
Jim Leonard wrote:
> Goo-Gone: doesn't appear to penetrate the paper of the label! I mean,
> it does, but I have to apply it twice
Do you mean the paper label comes off leaving only the sticky stuff? If
so, that is my experience also. Usually a soaking will get the glue
off, but I'm not sure thats a good idea for a 5.25" floppy, especially
since your picture shows the back side with the seems.
> (both times with my finger,
> otherwise the cloth soaks up too much)... and only then does it
> marginally work.
I usually just squirt it on, although maybe you have a bottle meant to
> But worse, what's left over is some petroleum-ish film
> that I can't remove, even with soap and water. Check the following photo:
> So I wonder how well a new label will stick with that film on it...
Have your tried
yet? How about ammonia and water?
> So, are there any other alternatives? Or am I incredibly inept and
> missing a step or botching a procedure?
Could be either :-) Usually soaking will work, with a piece of TP on
top of the Goo-gone so it won't run. I have had one situation of
sticker gunk on the bottom of an IBM scsi chassis that would not repsond
to Goo Gone even when soaked for a long time. I think I tried one or
two other things, but never did get it off.
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