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Jul 22, 2013 22:47 |  #1

I taped the power cord from my light at an event a while back. Now the cord is sticky and attracts dirts. What is the best way to clean it up? I did a google on it and I was getting results like use rubbing alcohol/toothpaste/pea​nut butter??? Anyone?


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Jul 22, 2013 22:49 |  #2

Goo Gone or Simple Green


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Jul 22, 2013 22:49 |  #3

To get rid of the sticky residue, you could use something like Goo Gone. If you use zippos or refillable lighters (not butane), paper towel with Zippo fluid or Ronsonol works very well getting rid of sticky residue left from tape.


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Jul 22, 2013 23:13 |  #4

Another vote for Goo Gone - WD40 on a paper towel often works too.


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Jul 22, 2013 23:41 |  #5

Thank you all for the suggestions. I end up using wd40 because that's what I have at home and it works well.


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Jul 23, 2013 00:00 |  #6

Goop hand cleaner works for me


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Jul 23, 2013 08:30 |  #7

ditto others
I also use gaff tape and tap the areas so the goo sticks to the tape if that does not work then chemicals

and get some gaffers tape :) not duct tape HUGE difference as gaff wont goo up things :)


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Jul 23, 2013 11:46 |  #8

I was gonna suggest WD-40 and it looks like that is what you used. That stuff is pretty much magic. It has so many uses that it is probably the snake oil of today.


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Jul 23, 2013 12:11 |  #9

Goo Gone is good.

I change my own golf grips frequently and I remove gooey residues using Mineral Spirits.


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Jul 23, 2013 12:56 |  #10

I have found that even ordinary cooking oil works to remove adhesives, when Goo Gone isn't handy.


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Jul 24, 2013 09:16 |  #11

sirquack wrote in post #16146519 (external link)
I was gonna suggest WD-40 and it looks like that is what you used. That stuff is pretty much magic. It has so many uses that it is probably the snake oil of today.

actually it's the fish oil of today :)

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I have found that even ordinary cooking oil works to remove adhesives, when Goo Gone isn't handy.

Then how do you get the cooking oil off? :)


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Jul 24, 2013 10:18 |  #12

hawk911 wrote in post #16149499 (external link)
Then how do you get the cooking oil off? :)

The same way you get Goo Gone off or WD-40 off, which are both rather oily!


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Jul 24, 2013 11:04 |  #13

if you use WD-40 for loosening stuff other than glue, try to get your hands on some Gibbs. It's the best stuff I've ever used. I ordered a case of it years ago and I still have several cans left.

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Jul 24, 2013 12:04 |  #14

Chad D wrote in post #16145932 (external link)
ditto others
I also use gaff tape and tap the areas so the goo sticks to the tape if that does not work then chemicals

and get some gaffers tape :) not duct tape HUGE difference as gaff wont goo up things :)

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Jul 24, 2013 12:24 |  #15

Plus, with Goo Gone, you get to enjoy the oddly pleasing citrus scent. :p


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