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Removing Adhesive Residue

 

This is part two of a multi-part tip.  Click here to go to the beginning.

 

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 instructions.

 

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