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Chemistry Question?

Postby vivian maxine on November 6th, 2016, 5:29 pm 

I think it's a chemistry question. I bought a toaster oven. The store had taped labels to the stainless steel part of the oven with packing tape - that tape that has strings woven through it to make it very strong. The tape peeled off all right but left terrible gumminess behind. Does anyone know what will remove that gumminess before I heat the oven and make it permanent?

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Re: Chemistry Question?

Postby Eclogite on November 6th, 2016, 6:55 pm 

Elbow grease?
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Re: Chemistry Question?

Postby TheVat on November 6th, 2016, 8:20 pm 

WD-40, just a tiny spritz, works wonders on gummy stuff.



Haha, Eclog.
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Re: Chemistry Question?

Postby zetreque on November 7th, 2016, 12:51 am 

A painter friend of mine told me to always try water before resorting to any chemicals when removing anything gummy, or marks. Doesn't always work but turned out to be good advice.

I've found soaking things in water and rubbing them with my fingers gets stickers off of bottles, but I doubt you want to submerge your toaster.
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Re: Chemistry Question?

Postby Dave_Oblad on November 7th, 2016, 5:01 am 

Hi Viv,

I always use ordinary Rubbing Alcohol. Won't hurt the metal finish and dissolves most adhesives with little effort. Most plastic surfaces are immune to Alcohol also. Great general cleaner.

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Re: Chemistry Question?

Postby vivian maxine on November 7th, 2016, 7:51 am 

Thank you. I'll try rubbing alcohol first because I have it on hand. If that fails, WD 40 as I was wanting to get some anyway for another use. No, Zetreque, I shan't put the appliance in water but I did try water by patiently holding a good, wet cloth against it for a few minutes; also by rubbing it. No luck at all. Believe me, that reinforced shipping tape is meant to hold. I use it on all my packages to withstand the rigors of USPS.
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Re: Chemistry Question?

Postby PerfectZero on November 7th, 2016, 2:56 pm 

Automotive brake cleaner, or goo gone
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Re: Chemistry Question?

Postby vivian maxine on November 7th, 2016, 3:06 pm 

PerfectZero » November 7th, 2016, 1:56 pm wrote:Automotive brake cleaner, or goo gone


Kitchenaid also recommended goo gone. Never heard of it. Thanks. worth a try if the others don't work.
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Re: Chemistry Question?

Postby Dave_Oblad on November 7th, 2016, 5:10 pm 

Hi Viv,

Be very careful with Automotive and Goo Gone. They eat/destroy many kinds of plastic.

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Re: Chemistry Question?

Postby vivian maxine on November 7th, 2016, 5:19 pm 

Thanks for the caution. I am lucking out, though. The store where I bought it is sending someone to pick it up and replace it. Not for that tiny problem. Something else. No more worries. I'll remember those ideas, though.
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