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    Stickers on Storage Drawers

    I bought these bank of Iris drawers and have been very pleased with them. I finally bought a Brother P-Touch so I am making labels to go on the front of the drawers. You can see I was able to peeled one label off easily over a year ago but now there seem to be permanently stuck. I don't want to take a razor blade to scrape them off because of the drawer being a soft rubber plastic. Any suggestions to remove the gunk and the label ?? THANKS
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    My go to is goo gone.

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    There is an aerosol Orange citrus that will remove almost all glues.

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    Goo Gone works for me, you can get it at Walmart!

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    If you don't want to use a chemical I have done this. Scratch the surface of the label and soak it in a sink or bathtub. It should come off in an hour or so. Peanut butter also works, leave it on all night.
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    Is the label on both ends? If not, turn it around. (lazy, I know)

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    Someone on the QB recommend this recently:
    http://www.amazon.com/Un-Du-Products...dp/B003TZQPTS/
    I haven't had a chance to try it yet myself, but the reviews for it are good.

    Edit: Forgot to mention my personal standby -- a hair dryer! Heating the adhesive makes it more sticky and therefore easier to remove. Still might need a little Un-Do or Goo Gone afterwards, but often I can get the entire label and all adhesive off just with heat.

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    WD40 - works every time.

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    I aim my hair dryer at the label, which softens the glue. Star at one side and gently pull off as you melt more label.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    My dh doesn't notice the odor of WD-40, but I cannot tolerate being around even small amounts of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    If you don't want to use a chemical I have done this. Scratch the surface of the label and soak it in a sink or bathtub. It should come off in an hour or so. Peanut butter also works, leave it on all night.
    These are my go to suggestions as well. If you have a place to soak the labels in water overnight, they should just peel off in the AM with no problem. Overly sticky goo, then try the peanut butter.

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    I always use lighter fluid, soak the label with LF, the glue will usually soften up, then just peel the label. sometimes you have to clean up some of the sticky residue with LF and a paper towel.

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    Saturate them with something oily (peanut butter, cooking oil, etc) and let them stand. You will be able to remove them after a while. Clean oil off with window cleaner.


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    I'm with the Goo Gone crowd. Works every time. It's really oily and very thin, so I would take out the drawers and work with the surface in a horizontal position. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    I aim my hair dryer at the label, which softens the glue. Star at one side and gently pull off as you melt more label.
    This is what I do- heat it up and it should pull off. There may be a little leftover adhesive- Goo Gone on a paper towel works well for that.
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    Make your new label larger than the ones on the drawers and tape it over them. I always take the labels off things I buy. I find the newer the item the easier the label comes off. But it is a combination of the type of glue they used and how long it has had to set. Sometimes the label just won't budge.
    I also do this with large padded envelopes I receive and want to save and boxes I receive and don't want my personal information on them when I throw them away. If I pull the label off right after I get it, it comes off with no problem. The longer it's there the harder it is to remove.
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    My niece is an ER - she told me years ago to use rubbing alcohol or peroxide - both will work. I also use Goo Gone.

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    Un-do does a great job and unlike goo-gone, does not leave an oily residue.
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    Yep, alcohol or lighter fluid

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    I agree turn bin around and keep in quilting!

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    Lazier solution yet.........Put new same size labels over the old ones

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