Removing Adhesive Residue
is part two of a multi-part tip. Click here to go to the
And finally, a few out-of-the-box
solutions to the problem of removing adhesive residue:
6. Hair spray
Spray on the sticky spot, let sit a few
moments, then gently clean.
7. Used kiln wash
Spread some on the glass, give it a few
moments to absorb the stickiness, then just clean. It comes
right off, taking oils and goo as it goes.
8. Single malt scotch
Sounds like a waste of good booze, but it
will work if you don't happen to have any rubbing alcohol handy.
9. Peanut butter
Yes, believe it or not, several people
suggest that peanut butter (called peanut cheese in some parts of
the world) can be used to remove adhesive residue. Simply
spread some on the sticky spot, wait a few minutes, then clean.
Just remember, if you're using an unfamiliar solvent or
chemical on iridescent or dichroic glass, test first on a scrap to
make certain that the chemical won't remove or distort the coating.
And whatever method you use, follow the manufacturer's safety
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